Marlboro College


Senior Performances Capture the
Creativity and Originality at Marlboro College

Marlboro, VT—Throughout April, student dance and theater performances and art exhibitions highlight the creativity and originality that is the hallmark of Marlboro College. A culmination of a year of intensive study and preparation, these senior’s shows are part of their Plan of Concentration, the cornerstone of Marlboro’s academic program.

“Variations on Empty,” a blend of computer technology, dance and original music, is a performance choreographed by senior Ian Smith-Heister, with original music composed by sophomore Jennifer Lee, junior Amialya Elder and senior Jeffrey Rodarti, a video created by Hilary Baker, multi-media specialist, and student dancers. The performances, designed to correspond with sunset, are scheduled for Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at 6:15 p.m. in Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College.

Choreographed by senior Lucas Rountree with a cast of Marlboro students, “Bloodletting the Mountain” is a modern dance adaptation of the Greek tragedies based on the myths of the House of Atreus. This performance contains violent subject matter, and may not be suitable for young children. The shows will be performed on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie becomes “Blue Roses” in this musical variation adapted and composed by senior David Frye, with acting and live music performed by students and alumni. Performances are scheduled for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

“Impressions of the Air: Images from Post-Conflict Sri Lanka,” is an exhibition of personal and documentary photographs taken by senior Hannah Wilson during a six-month internship in Sri Lanka. The photographs will be shown in the Drury Gallery from April 10 to the 14.

“In the Spirit,” a dance performance choreographed by senior Emma Zurer, uses dance, song, rhythm and video to express race in America and the Black experience on the American Minstrel Stage. This participatory performance will be held on April 23 at 8:00 p.m. in Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College.

Marlboro College’s Plan of Concentration is a self-designed, rigorous exploration of an academic subject. Working one-to-one with faculty, each student produces an extensive body of work involving independent research and innovative content.

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 is a Colleges That Change Lives college.

These performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.


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