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Spring dance concert scheduled

April 26, 2013
Chloe Prasinos '13
Chloe Prasinos ’13 rehearses Debra
"Variations on an
Incomplete Theme." (Photo
Sarah Shaw ’14)

Skidmore’s Department of Dance will present its spring dance concert at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27, in the Skidmore Dance Theater.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens, and will be sold 45 minutes prior to each performance. No reservations will be accepted. For more information call the Skidmore Dance Theater Box Office at 518-580-5392.

The program includes contemporary works by guest artists Robert Battle, Matt Pardo and alumna Caitlin Trainor ’97, as well as faculty members Debra Fernandez and Mary Harney, along with historic classic works by Isadora Duncan and Anna Sokolow, staged by Mary DiSanto-Rose.

Pardo, guest teaching artist, will present "We are each other" with music “Angus Dei” by the Vienna Boys’ Choir. The piece, although abstract in nature, was inspired by and explores the self-awareness of individuals within a group.

“Hour Glass,” choreographed by Harney with music by Cornelius Dufallo, stems from the ideas of self-reflection, thought, memories, and time.

Fernandez’s "Variations on an Incomplete Theme" was inspired by Sol Lewitt's Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes. The stunning subtle images by Shana ParkeHarrison anchor the constantly unfolding variations of the dancers.

Isadora Duncan's 1910 "Southern Roses” celebrates the earthly and celestial rose and expresses her ethos for natural movement and her ideals of harmony and elegance. The Skidmore dancers have also been invited to perform several Duncan works at the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, N.Y., Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12. DiSanto-Rose staged the Duncan works along with the “Rooms Etude,” which is based on Anna Sokolow’s 1955 “Rooms.” It explores the loneliness, isolation, and alienation of people alone in the urban environment.

Trainor will perform her multimedia work, “The Air Turned White,” which is marked by tension between the live solo performer and projected image. The dancer and her digital counterpart created by Maria Niro press upon the boundaries of their respective spaces.

Robert Battle’s “Strapped” with an original score by Carl Landa was staged by Erika Pujic. It is an abstract piece that uses repetition to create an intense environment. The piece is driven by the rhythms and the changing time signatures and tempos of the score.

The following dance students will participate: Talia Arnow, Tyler Renáe Banks, Alia Carponter-Walker, Lauren Charnow, Emily Cohen, Aditi Datta, Alison Defranco, Anastasia Eckerson, Salome Egas, Emily Eilertsen, Corry Ethridge, Hannah Foster, Hannah Garland, Kaitlin Guerin, Stephanie Hon, Glenna Joyce, Megan Killeen, Hannah LaBonte, John Li, Andrew Magazine, Sydney Magruder, Kelly Martinet, Amanda Ostrove, Kelly Polhemus, Chloe Prasinos, Michael Rivera, Lucia Ruggieri, Sarah Shaw, Katie Wilson, Megan Wojtkiewicz, and alumna Caitlin Trainer.

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