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Student Dance Concert Will Be
Presented on Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 19-20

Posted November 15, 2001

HOLLAND -- Hope College will present a dance concert featuring student-choreographed work on Monday- Tuesday, Nov. 19-20, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The concert will open with "Dive," choreographed by junior Carla Carrozziere of Rochester, N.Y. The dancers will be junior Sarah Caulk of Troy; senior Liz Fothergill of Toledo, Ohio; and junior Amy Woolard of Muncie, Ind.

Next will be "Awakened (A Chance to Breathe)," choreographed and danced by senior Kara Benson of Midland and junior Ashley Kightlinger of Cooperstown, Pa. "Four Play," choreographed by junior Sara Baldwin of Randolph, N.Y., will follow. The dancers will be Baldwin; junior Kara Eisenbrandt of Stevensville; Zeeland resident Chad Gibbs; and junior Bethany White of Evansville, Ind.

"Untitled," choreographed and danced by senior Helen Meronek of Almont, will follow. Senior Kristin Debbink of Appleton, Wis., is the choreographer of "Depth"; the dancers will be Eisenbrandt; senior Shannon King of Gaylor; and sophomore Josey Thompson of VanHorne, Iowa.

Next will be "Old Habits," choreographed by seniors Hanna Bira of Flushing and Treasure Givan of Corvallis, Ore. The dancers will be Bira, Givan and freshman Jessie Yokas of Oelwein, Iowa.

The first half of the program will close with "Mattern (Round 2)," choreographed by senior Matt Stehle of Pittsburgh, Pa. The dancers will be sophomore Matthew Farmer of Bangor; sophomore Timothy Heck of Libertyville, Ill.; freshman Jeffrey Kurtze of Elkhart, Ind.; and sophomore Dan Kwiatkowski of Cheboygan.

Following an intermission, the second half of the program will begin with "Chosen Dichotomy," choreographed by senior Christine Lutz of Rochester, N.Y. The dancers will be junior Amanda Drozer of Grosse Pointe; Kurtze; Stehle; and 2001 graduate Amy Vertalka of Grand Ledge.

"Frigid," choreographed by sophomore Abby Whitenight of Ludington, will follow. The dancers will be sophomores Alina Fry of St. Joseph; Ashley Stoneburner of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Kara Wilson of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Next will be "Forbidden," choreographed by freshman Jessica Mumford of Kalamazoo. The dancers will be freshmen Lindsay Brown of Boise, Idaho; Angela DiFuccia of Erie, Pa.; Mumford; and Kelly Vance of Portage.

The concert will close with "At the Gates," choreographed by the college's "Dance Production" class. The dancers include Debbink as "Frida Kahlo"; Drozer as "Marlene Dietrich"; junior Mary Dunlap of Saline as "Lucy" from "Peanuts"; senior Charlotte van Coevorden of Brussels, Belgium, as "Coppelia"; and Stehle as "Marlene Dietrich's Alter-Ego."

Lighting and technical design is by Erik Alberg of the Hope College staff. The light board operator is senior Rachel Brownson of Holland, and the sound board operator is senior Andrew French of Paw Paw. The backstage crew includes juniors Ryan Graves of Greencastle, Ind., and Misha Neil of Hastings. The program's cover illustration is by Debbink.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St., between College and Columbia avenues.

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