OU Senior Dance Students Spotlighted This Weekend

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Updated Tue, Nov 19, 2013 3:41 pm

The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its annual Senior Dance Concert, Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m and 9 p.m in Putnam Hall's Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre.

The evening will feature original work, with each piece spotlighting each student's individual artistry, creative exploration and movement making.

Choreographer Kristopher Terry's piece Illicit explores the tender and intensely rigid relationship between three friends. Terry's unique movement style and dynamic performance of his dancers evokes empathy for the "dance" within a relationship and ensuing connections.

Free at Best, choreographed by Irene Honora, explores mental and physical entrapment through the blend of gesture and full-bodied movement. Augmented by an original score from composer Tony Void, the dark setting is created with themes of resentment, anger, liberation and hope.

Elizabeth Conway's solo work, Spitting Image, fuses live and video dance. Yielding to the containment of her 8' by 8' square, her subtle and decisive movements juxtapose the relationship between the real and virtual image.

Memories, map-making and drawing are the creative tools used to remember Emily Stepleton's grandmother in her solo work, Reconfiguration of Drumbeat Red. An original score by Alyssa Scabby blends rhythms of cooking instruments, waves of Lake Erie, and distorted Ernest R. Ball music scores.

Emma W. Rumberg's work, Less than 500nm Seen at Full, explores the power and potential of the sun that exists within the human form. Seven dancers enliven images of solar flares that burst and lash out into space. These flares are fodder for tensility making up the sun potential of human interaction.

Tickets are $8 for adults and free for OU students with a valid OU ID. Phone 740-593-1780 for reservations.

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