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News Claire Porter Performs "Namely, Muscles" on Nov. 5

Marlboro, VT -- (October 21, 2010) -- Marlboro College will present a free, public performance of Namely, Muscles, a one-woman show conceived and performed by Claire Porter at 8:00pm on Friday, November 5 in the Serkin Center Dance Studio.

Namely, Muscles combines dance, science, art and humor in a unique way.  Porter plays the role of an acclaimed forensic specialist named Dr. Nickie Nom, who is reading from her book of poetry dedicated to 96 major muscles in the body. Poem titles include, "Gluteus to my Ears," "Long in the Head," "Just the Meat," "The Rotator Gang," "Names on Your Nerves," and "A Word from Our Tendons." As her reading goes hilariously awry, Dr. Nom finds herself entangled as well as enthralled by all the muscles of the body and their names.

Based in New York City, choreographer Claire Porter's work has been produced by national and international venues, including the Dance Theater Workshop, PS-122, the Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, the Holland Festival in the Netherlands and the Korea International Festival in Seoul. She holds an M.A. in Dance from Ohio State.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College public relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy 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.






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