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"You Move" Dance Concert

A Concert of Two 25 Minute Works

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 5, 2013 – 8:00 PM
Friday, December 6, 2013 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 3:00 PM

Location: Knapp Performance Lab and Doane Dance Performance Space

The Denison University Department of Dance will present “You Move, Move You,” a concert of two 25 minute works, from Wednesday, Dec. 4, through Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. “You Move, Move You” includes a cast of 24 student dancers, four student musicians and eight student crew, and features works by faculty artists Stafford Berry, Christian Faur, Sandra Mathern, and Guest Artists Lighting Designer Robin Greenwood and Composer Dean Sharp.

The concert begins in the Knapp Performance Lab (300 Ridge Road) following this the audience will promenade to the Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street) in the Fine Arts Quad, for the final segment of the concert. The performance is free and open to the public, reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call 740-587-5718 or e-mail dance@denison.edu. One ticket will be provided for the entire performance. Vans will offer limited seats for the elderly, children and others needing transportation to the Fine Arts Quad.

Choreographer Mathern, a professor of the Department of Dance, presents a gutsy new work titled And Now, And Now for a cast of 12 performers. She considers the audience’s experience to be primary. Dancers fully utilize the space of the Knapp Performance Lab, moving on ledges, walls and dance floor. Viewers, seated in a three-quarter-round formation, will find performers dancing right next to, in front of and beside them, and dancing in the center and across the space. Ten lucky audience members will be seated in the middle of the performance space and experience the dancers rushing past and moving between them. This experiment in design, puts the audience in the middle of the work and is meant to center the viewers’ awareness and engagement in the movement, bring attention to their unique perspective and observations, and entice them to be fully present to each moment. Projected visuals are designed by Faur, a visual artist, and music is composed by Guest Composer Sharp.

Audience members will be escorted to Doane Dance Performance Space for a new work choreographed by Berry, associate professor, Department of Dance. Bring it out/ let it in! attempts to engage the spirit of traditional dance and music in two ways - by letting it infiltrate the body and then by releasing it from the body. Powerfully energetic live and recorded music and chanting, partner with the dancing to complete the experience.

To reserve a seat, call 740-587-5718 or e-mail dance@denison.edu.

Posted Date 
Thursday, November 21, 2013