"You're Looking Good"GAMBIER, Ohio (November 9, 2010)
The Gund Show, a student-performance event this weekend, is an inter-arts offering including dance, drama, the visual arts, and music produced and performed by Kenyon students.
Chauncey Harrison '11 of New York City organized the show as her senior thesis project and choreographed a scene. The Gund Show includes other student actors, artists, choreographers, dancers, directors, and others asked to develop elements inspired by two prompts selected by Harrison: the color yellow and the 1981 Earth, Wind and Fire song Let's Groove. About thirty students representing all of the arts at Kenyon will participate.
The show will be staged on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the Gund Hall ballroom.
"It's really neat for a student to get a chance to run a show like this," Harrison said. "It's a unique opportunity. I wanted it to be an inter-art show. When you get down to it, each of the arts is playing off each other. It just flows from one piece to the next."
She chose the vintage, "kind of corny" song Let's Groove to inject some fun into the production and challenge her peers. One product of the prompt is an acting blend of Shakespeare and Earth, Wind & Fire. The color yellow, she said, evokes a range of emotion in people, but, to her, the combination of the song and color led to a joyous choreography.
The show is sponsored by the Crozier Center for Women, the Snowden Multicultural Center, and Gund Funds through the Student Activities Office.