Denison Dance Major Presents 'Eyes, Ears And Mouth Open'
Posted: March 20, 2006
The Denison University Department of Dance will present "Eyes, Ears, and Mouth Open," an evening length dance concert exploring the lives of teenage girls through popular culture. Choreographed by senior dance major Jennifer Guglielmi, "Eyes, Ears, and Mouth Open" will be performed at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (March 24 & 25) in the Doane Dance Performance Space. Admission for this concert is free. Reservations can be made on the department website at http://www.denison.edu/dance/. For more information call (740) 587-8055.
This concert is the culminating event of Guglielmi's year long Senior Honors Project. "Eyes, Ears, and Mouth Open" is a contemporary dance piece that investigates the experience of being an adolescent girl. Guglielmi uses sounds, text, and images from popular books (Judy Blume'sBlubberandAre You There God? It's Me, Margaret), music (Alanis Morissette's albumJagged Little Pill) and movies (Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You) about teenage girls as the framework for her piece.
The six student performers of "Eyes, Ears, and Mouth Open" (Guglielmi, Brittany Jackson '09, Lesley Lighthiser '08, Sarah Page '08, Tasmin Pepin-Perry '08, and Kate Seymour '07) perform spoken text and movement from these sources in a way that isolates, reveals, and magnifies the issues of adolescence that those sources bring up and offer new interpretations of that which is already familiar.
Guglielmi has been actively involved in Denison's Dance Department since her freshman year. Her works, "Two in a Box" and "songs i used to know," have been presented in the past two performances of student-choreographed work. She has performed in numerous dance concerts over the past four years. The combination of her interests in women's studies, the use of popular culture in performance and multi-layered dance pieces is what inspired the creation of this senior honors project. She was awarded a Vail Fine Arts Scholarship in 2003 and 2004 and is a fellow in the dance department. For the past four years Guglielmi also has been an instructor in the Creative Movement Program, which offers movement classes for young children, and in 2005 she acted as co-director of the program.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- "Eyes, Ears and Mouth Open," a senior honors project dance concert choreographed by Jennifer Guglielmi; 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday (March 24 & 25), Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College St.). Free and open to the public; reservations should be made at the website http://www.denison.edu/dance/ or by calling 740-587-8055.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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