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News Dancer Selene Colburn performs “The Hall” at Marlboro College

MARLBORO, VT – (October 18, 2011) – Selene Colburn will be performing a work-in-progress entitled “The Hall” on Friday October 28, at 8:00p.m. in Marlboro College’s Serkin Center Dance Studio. The Hall is a work-in-progress inspired by the history and creation of the Hall of North American Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. The performance is free and open to the public.

Selene Colburn draws on her background as an archivist and choreographer to investigate the practices of taxidermy, human representations of animal states. Colburn has developed a performance with a large cast of local dancers that draws on the taxidermists’ methodology of recreating and reanimating animals and their environments. 

Selene Colburn’s work has been described by Dance Magazine as “a compelling combination of the unstudied and the rigorous.” Colburn is an assistant librarian at the University of Vermont, with a secondary appointment teaching in the dance program, focusing on the intersection of research and performance. Her performance work has appeared at venues such as the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Bay Area Dance Series and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, among others. 

For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations department at 802-251-7644 or In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts for 60 years, with 300 undergraduate students enjoying an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College Graduate School offers master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of education, internet technologies, health care administration, non-profit administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, with courses designed around small classes at the downtown Brattleboro campus complemented by online work and collaboration.


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