Student Bodies in RhythmGAMBIER, Ohio (April 28, 2008) Kenyon students interpret campus ghost stories during the Spring Dance Concert at 8:00 p.m. May 1-3 in the Bolton Theater.
The concert opens with a piece based on Kenyon hauntings and makes use of video and interactive technology. Emily Lawrence, visiting assistant professor of dance, created the choreography.
That number is one of ten that will be performed, including a ballet for fourteen students choreographed by Jade Laymon, adjunct instructor of dance.
Guest artist K.T. Niehoff, artistic director of the Lingo Dance Company of Seattle, Washington, choreographed a piece featuring six Kenyon students who will be joined by eight students from Oberlin College of Oberlin, Ohio, as they perform a companion piece. The novel collaboration with Oberlin started with an April performance of the same dance numbers at Oberlin.
Senior dance majors Chloe Nisbett of Oak Park, Illinois, and Daniel Leeds of Montclair, New Jersey, co-choreographed and will perform a duet that utilizes a free-standing door. Mirra Shapiro of
Honoring tradition, the show will close with a performance featuring five seniors, choreographed by Julie Brodie, associate professor of dance.
Tickets are on sale the week of the show and one hour before the performance. These are the ticket prices: general admission, $5; groups, $2.50; seniors and non-Kenyon students and children, $2; Kenyon students, $1. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office, 740-427-5546, from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour before each performance.
-- Kate Hellman '08