Denison Senior Uses Dance to Portray Struggle for Identity
Posted: November 16, 2007 / Last Updated: November 19, 2007
Denison University senior Tasmin Pepin-Perry's senior research will culminate in a presentation titled "I Am" at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Doane Dance Performance Space (231 W. College St.)
Pepin-Perry (Marysville, Ohio), a dance major and English minor, choreographed the piece to represent the struggle to stand out from the crowd while still fitting into a group.
"I Am" will feature seniors Letitia Easom (Indianapolis), Brooke Hayes (Columbus, Ohio), Lesley Lighthiser (Truckee, Calif.) and Carroll Wallace (Cincinnati) and freshmen Courtney Ego (Victor, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Gannon (Pittsburgh). The dancers each were encouraged to express their own identity by choosing their costumes. The six students will be performing a contemporary piece that consists of spoken words as well as music, including "I am Not My Hair" by India Arie and a version of "Amazing Grace."
Pepin-Perry's goal is not only to convey the struggle toward identity, but also to encourage audience members to question their own identity. Refreshments will be served following the performance to allow the audience to interact with the dancers and Pepin-Perry.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Senior research presentation by dance major Tasmin Pepin-Perry; 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30; Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street). Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6712 to confirm.
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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