Awakening the FamiliarGAMBIER, Ohio (September 28, 2011)
Budding choreographers will take dance to the Kokosing Gap Trail in "Awakening the Familiar," a performance that takes place on Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m.
Students in the Choreographer II dance course have created site-specific choreography centered around the railroad bridge over the Kokosing River on the Gap Trail, a Knox County biking and hiking trail created through the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy program. "We are endeavoring to re-frame and bring attention to the details of the site-from the bridge, to the water below-so that we can see them anew through dance," Professor of Dance Balinda Craig-Quijada said.
The free performance will take audience members along the Gap Trail to watch a series of dance vignettes choreographed and performed by students. In addition to student work, Craig-Quijada has also created duets for dance professors Julie Brodie, associate professor of dance, and Kora Radella, visiting assistant professor of dance, Craig-Quijada said.
Audience members should meet at the Brown Family Environmental Center at 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 30 and at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 1.