Marlboro College Student Choreographers
Featured in Original Dance Concert
Marlboro College dance and choreography students present a variety of pieces on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the dance studio at the Rudolf and Irene Serkin Center for the Performing Arts at Marlboro College. Not to be confused with Tchaikovsky’s traditional holiday ballet, “The Notcracker” features ten original pieces, including works by student choreographers.
Sophomore Seth Bowman choreographed his solo to the ballad “Kissing You,” by Sade, which portrays the journey and emotions associated with companionship. “Much of the dance is improvised, with consideration for the audience and the energy between us,” says Bowman. “I want it to be an interactive experience.”
Debut choreographer Wylin Daigle’s selection portrays internal conflicts through a variety of communication methods: hand gestures, language and movement. “It is rather exciting to see how the ideas and images in one’s mind turns itself into a movement, how it is translated into the dancers’ bodies and how it transforms into performance art,” says Daigle, a junior.
Junior Jordan Hendrickson choreographed several pieces that focus on how women are pressured to behave in public and on gender issues. “I am actually excited for the performance,” says Hendrickson, “It’s the first time I’ve choreographed and not just performed at Marlboro.”
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).