Denison University senior dance majors, Tanvi Doshi and Hannah Zwemer, will present their solo projects on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, at 8 p.m. While the performance will begin in the Knapp Performance Space (300 Ridge Road), the audience will be escorted by ushers to the Doane Dance Performance Space (231 West College Street) for the final section. Both projects are the culmination of year long senior research in dance. For reservations or more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doshi’s research project investigates the different kinds of dance training that she has had in India and at Denison and how norms of gender and sexuality are embedded within these forms. Zwemer’s research project explores the definition of embodied performance. She performs three works choreographed by Professor Stafford C. Berry Jr., of Denison’s Department of Dance, and Columbus-based choreographers Jessica Kehn, owner and director of Artisan Dance Studio, and Sarah Levitt Ramey, dancer/choreographer/researcher.
Senior Fellows in the Dance Department, the two students come from very different backgrounds. Doshi is from Calcutta, India, and is trained extensively in the South Indian Classical dance form of Bharatnatyam. Before coming to Denison, she performed in her Bharatnatyam Arangetram, a two-hour long solo debut performance in front of an audience of more than 300 at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Calcutta. Zwemer is from Whitehall, Mich. and is trained in many different styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, and modern. Growing up, she was always on stage, living to perform, and this research project delves into what it is about performance that is so intoxicating for her.