Marlboro College


“Body Language:” Marlboro College’s
Annual Spring Dance Performance

Marlboro, VT—“Body Language,” a collection of ten dances choreographed by Marlboro College’s students and faculty, will be performed on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at 8:00 p.m. in Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College.

Asked what inspired the performance’s title, Dana Holby, professor of dance, explained, “dance is the language of the body, and we have a lot to say.”

The ten dances have been choreographed by dance faculty Dana Holby and Alison Mott, Marlboro seniors Ian Smith-Heisters and Elizabeth Hallet and sophomore Angela Lopez, and include a dance corps of students and faculty members. The selections include a modern repertory dance, two improvisations, two solo pieces and “Sketch of Silence #2,” a responsive film to be shown at the beginning and the end of the performance.

Mott’s piece, which is inspired by Trisha Brown’s “Set and Re-set,” uses similar movement experiments and principles to new effect. Mott has danced in Philadelphia with the Zeromoving Dance Company. She also teaches at the Brattleboro School of Dance and the Windham Regional Career Center’s Dance Program.

Holby trained at The Juilliard School, England’s Royal Ballet School, the Munich Opera Ballet and the Boston Conservatory. Following five years as a professional dancer, Holby earned her M.F.A. at Connecticut College. Prior to coming to Marlboro College in 1981, she was head of Middlebury College’s dance department. Holby founded and served as artistic director and choreographer of the Coincidance Dance Company. She has also taught at the Brattleboro School of Dance and performed with Zia Dance.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 258-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.


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