Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 4/18/02 Marlboro College Presents Annual Spring Dance Performance

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College's annual spring dance performance, featuring student and faculty work, will take place at 8 p.m. May 5 in Persons Auditorium on campus.

Entitled, "Persons Transformed: Dancers Go To Court," this year's performance will include modern choreography, the grand pas de deux from Don Quixote, a tap improvisation, swing, hip/hop, and a dance influenced by the poems of Lorca.

For the occasion, Persons Auditorium has been transformed from a basketball court to a beautiful proscenium stage.

The dance department at Marlboro is led by faculty member Dana Holby, who did her early training at Juilliard (where, as a freshman, she performed with Jose Limon and Anna Sokolov), the Royal Ballet School in England, the Munich Opera Ballet, and the Boston Conservatory.

After five years as a professional dancer, Holby turned her energies to an M.F.A. at Connecticut College where she was awarded a teaching fellowship. For five years she was head of the dance department at Middlebury College before coming to Marlboro College in 1981.

In addition to her work at Marlboro, Dana founded and served as artistic director and choreographer for the Coincidance dance company. She currently teaches at the Brattleboro School of Dance and performs with Zia Dance.

This event is free and open to the public. Persons Auditorium is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at http://www.marlboro.edu.

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