Dec. 2, 2017
GAMBIER, Ohio — The Kenyon College Department of Dance, Drama, and Film will present diverse and dynamic dances at its annual Fall Dance Concert, held Dec. 7–9 at 8 p.m. in the Hill Theater, 203 College-Park St.
Performances will include dances choreographed by faculty and students and ranging in style from classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance to text-based postmodern work.
Senior dance major Laura David choreographed “Hush,” a dance that challenges traditional assumptions about a performer/audience relationship and how one might engage during the shared experience of performance. David worked with dancers to create a text-based piece rooted in journals and creative writing prompts. The dance does not incorporate music, so “there isn’t much sound — something I think often disquiets an audience, at least in dance,” David said.
“I really wanted to play with those expectations an audience has when attending dance shows, and how that impacts the relationship between performer and viewer,” David added.
In addition to David, student choreographers include sophomores Kristen Edgeworth, Erin Donnelly, Makenna Goodrich and Katie Lensmeyer, and senior Severine Kaufman.
Professor of Dance Julie Brodie choreographed a duet for David and senior dance major Maya Luckett that explores the ephemeral nature of relationships. A dance with eight students, choreographed by Visiting Instructor of Dance Smitha Magal, will showcase the Bharatanatyam style of dance, a classical dance form with roots in southern India.
“Retracing,” a dance choreographed by Assistant Professor of Dance Kora Radella, will be performed by Lensmeyer and sophomore Blake Peck. Featuring music composed by Associate Professor of Music Ross Feller and textiles created by artist Rebecca Cross, “Retracing” was created “with the idea of being tethered yet finding freedom within,” Radella said.
Tickets are $2. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 740-427-5546, open 1-5 p.m Monda-Friday and one hour before performances.
For more information, contact the Department of Dance, Drama, and Film at 740-427-5531.