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News Performance by Nimbus Dance Works at Marlboro College

MARLBORO, VT – (January 24, 2013) – Nimbus Dance Works will present a night of contemporary dance on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm at the Dance Studio, Serkin Center at Marlboro College.

The performance features Shadow of Sound by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi performed by American and Taiwanese dancers, and Charles Weidman’s 1936 masterpiece of socio-political dance, Lynchtown. Nimbus Dance Works is a Jersey City-based dance company comprised of dancers drawn from major companies including the Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico and Ailey II.

Huang’s interests in robots and his focus on the pure choreographic human form won him a place in 2011 among the world’s “25 to Watch” in Dance Magazine. The China Post calls Huang’s performances “hyperfocused on drama,” an “elimination of all sound and sight enhancements.”

“I’m discovering that when I think about movements, I think in terms of programming. I quantify it,” explains Huang. “What’s the speed, what’s the pressure? Is there a change in speed? Are there dots that I need to connect? When I think about action, I think about it in mechanized terms. I want the dancer to be like a human, not a robot. It’s a different kind of challenge.”

This performance is free and open to the public.

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College marketing and communication office at 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

Marlboro College (www.marlboro.edu) provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons in a small and close-knit learning community, create a strong framework for personal and career fulfillment and make a positive difference in the world. With two locations in southern Vermont’s Green Mountains, our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro and our graduate school in Brattleboro, students discover new avenues for using their skills to benefit themselves and others. Marlboro students engage in deep exploration of their interests in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, social justice, sustainability and community.

 

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