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NewsSpring Dance Performance and Student Documentary Films

Featuring Marlboro College student choreographers and dancers, the annual spring dance performance, entitled Étude and Opi, will take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday April 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

Highlighting a variety of methods of choreography, Étude and Opi features dances on subjects ranging from kitchen appliances to world destruction. Sophomore, junior and senior student choreographers spent the spring semester exploring different types of choreography and searching for their own expressive voices.

Junior Angela Lopez’s piece is entitled “In Hora Mortis Nostrae,” or “At the Hour of Our Death,” exploring the movement and images portraying life and death. The piece is performed to Schubert’s Ave Maria, and was inspired by both secular and religious mother and child images.  Combining dancers from her hometown of Manchester, VT, and Marlboro College student dancers, Brattleboro resident Jonna Wissert’s dance piece is performed to a rock music mix that includes the Beastie Boys, The Flaming Lips and Michael Jackson.

Students’ energy and creativity make the spring dance performance unique: “The spring performance will be one filled with strength, inspiration and hard work,” says Lopez. “Every dancer in the college will be contributing to probably the best performance I have participated in since I became a Marlboro student.”

Meaghan Savery ’06 will show two documentaries that she filmed, directed and edited as part of her Plan of Concentration in documentary film and mathematics on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.

The first film documents the Exposures photography project, which brings youths from a variety of different communities together on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota, to learn about photography and each other. Savery’s passion for math is documented in her second film on reflexive mathematics, which also complements a paper on graph theory problems.

Her black and white portraits and other photographs will accompany the presentation of her documentaries

For more information, contact the Public Relations Office: (802) 251-7644 or 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. (


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