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NewsAin't Nothin but Mammals at Marlboro

Marlboro, VT (March 23, 2007)- Marlboro College senior Jordan Hendrickson’s dance performance, Ain’t Nothin but Mammals, will explore scientific concepts she studied as a biochemistry student.

Hendrickson choreographed the show which will be held in Whittemore Theater on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m.

“The eight dances examine themes surrounding attraction, reproduction, homosexuality and relationships between mammals,” says Hendrickson.

She chose 22 mostly untrained dancers to perform the pieces because she says that “central to the performance is the idea that everyone has their own kinesthetic movement and that each individual’s movement is inherently interesting and beautiful. I’ve tried to preserve that sense of natural movement.”

Hendrickson’s dance is part of her Plan of Concentration, a requirement for graduation from Marlboro College. The Plan is an intensive course of study in under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. The cumulative effort of two years, the Plan can take a multiplicity of forms, but usually requires a minimum of 60 pages and two years to complete.

Other Visual Arts Plans being presented in the Drury Gallery this month are:

April 12-15 Kirsten Gravdahl exhibits several fictional design projects, including an outdoor performance space for Harmony Parking Lot in Brattleboro

April 16-21 Sarah Dobbins shows photographs she took during an internship with an NGO in Peru and a series of portraits taken at the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro

April 22-27 Ryan Kish presents paintings and sculptures dealing with the relationship between people and architectural structures

April 28-May 4 Lillian Schrank exhibits a group of constructed realities stemming from childhood memories and dreams and etchings of architectural spaces

These events are free and open to the public. For more information log on to www.marlboro.edu and click on the “News” link or call Kathy Reynolds in the public affairs office at (802) 251-7644.

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