Kenyon dancers will present eight pieces ranging from the whimsical to the ominous in their Fall Dance Concert, held Dec. 8-10 at 8 p.m. in the Hill Theater.
Two projects by senior dance majors will be showcased at the concert. “Rooted,” a dance choreographed by Ian Edwards ’17, is an evocative duet that takes place within the confines of a stark set of branches, created by Kelsey Ewing ’16. A dance by Marc Ferraro ’17 conjures a sense of isolation as passersby intersect in an eerie outdoor autumnal environment created by leaves, a bench and streetlight.
A featured dance with seven students, “Alasa-Kanya, Sculpture in Odissi,” was choreographed by Visiting Instructor of Dance Kaustavi Sarkar in the Odissi classical Indian dance style. The students will present the dance, which features live singing and drumming accompaniment, at the 2017 American College Dance Association conference at Kent State University in March.
“We are very excited to be able to present a dance in a style so distinct from Western concert dance,” said Professor of Dance Balinda Craig-Quijada, who is co-directing the concert with Assistant Professor of Dance Kora Radella.
Other dances include a piece exploring the portrayal of the sirens of Greek mythology, choreographed by Nadine Hemming ’19; a trio involving lipstick, choreographed by Catherine Kelly ’19; and a whimsical duet involving two women and a bed, choreographed by Laura David ’18. Severine Kaufman ’18 has choreographed an ominous trio set in a desolate landscape.
Lighting for the concert is designed by Matt Hazard, a guest lighting designer from the Ohio State University, and costumes are designed by Assistant Professor of Drama Tatjana Longerot.
Fall Dance Concert tickets are $2. To reserve tickets, contact the box office at 740-427-5546, open 1-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and one hour before performances.