Dance ExtravaganzaGAMBIER, Ohio (December 4, 2006) The Kenyon College Dance and Drama Club will present its fall dance concert on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 7, 8, and 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hill Theater. The dance and drama curriculum offers non-majors and majors alike the opportunity to acquire and exercise interdisciplinary skills. Multifaceted students wear many hats, as a glance at the evening's program will confirm. Six of the eight pieces in the program have been choreographed by students, including "Theme and Variation in a Minor Key," by Brenna Gallagher, Class of 2007.
Each senior in the Department of Dance and Drama, with the advice and consent of the department's faculty, designs a senior project, a major piece of creative or scholarly work. The student initiates the work and collaborates with others to see it through to completion, with guidance from one or more faculty members. This performance will comprise a portion of Gallagher's senior exercise, which also includes an oral discussion of the project and a comprehensive written examination.
Emily Martyn, Class of 2007, not only choreographed one piece as part of her senior project, but designed costumes, chose music, and provides narration. She also serves as a lighting designer and technician, as well as dancer, for other pieces. Andrew Irvin, Class of 2008, designed costumes and lighting as well as choreography for "Oberheim's Ghost." And Anne Guest, Class of 2009, dances in two pieces and choreographed a third, "As You Understand."
The box office is open from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, through Saturday, December 9, and one hour before each performance. Tickets may be reserved by visiting the box office or by calling (740) 427-5546. Admission is $1.