Dance 28 Will Present Diverse Range of Faculty Choreography
Posted March 1, 2002
HOLLAND -- The Dance 28 concert at Hope College
will feature tap, jazz, modern and ballet works
choreographed by Hope faculty.
The concert will be presented Thursday through
Saturday, March 7-9, at the main theatre of the DeWitt
Center, located on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. Curtain
time for all performances will be 8 p.m.
Linda Graham, associate professor of dance, will
be presenting a ballet piece titled "Whither and Whence."
The piece is set to "Scotch Cap," "Bobbing Joe Medley" and
"Sett of Hornpipes" by John Playford. Graham states that
the choreography embraces the theme of entrances, exits and
relations, and says the piece "seems to be going in a
charming, mysterious direction."
Graham will also be presenting a second work at
this year's concert, a high-energy jazz piece set to music
from the Oscar-nominated film "Moulin Rouge." The work is
titled "Can-fetti," and explores the joyous realm of the
"Life Forms" is an orchestrated tap piece
choreographed by Roseanne DeVries. The piece is set to the
music of Mickey Hart's "Indoscrub" and "Wheel of Time." The
performers create visual music and aural dance in the work,
which incorporates the use of platforms of various shapes
and sizes that become the dancers' personal drums. While
the visual and overall scheme were conceived by DeVries,
many of the visual manifestations of the concepts and
rhythms are dancer driven.
Julio Enrique Rivera, visiting assisting professor
of dance, will debut his new choreographic work "On the
Wings of Clouds." A modern piece deriving its momentum from
the movement and imagery of the clouds, it is set to the
music of Allen/Stramp, Mouquet/Sanchez, Sawyer, and Garbarek
(vocals: Agnes Buen Garnas).
"Divided Love" is a piece choreographed by faculty
member Dawn McIlhargey-Wiget that deals with the timeless
story of love and betrayal. Set to the music of rock band-2
and to the folk music of Emmy-Lou Harris, the jazz
composition will explore both ends of the dance spectrum,
delving into tough and aggressive movement as well as the
lyrical and smooth.
Ray Tadio will present his piece titled "Xena" for
the concert. The work has a gritty, pop-culture edge, and
through his choreography, Tadio encourages the dancers to
express themselves completely and honestly. It is set to
the music of Radiohead and Kit Clayton.
To be presented with an all-male cast, Steven
Iannacone's modern piece for the concert is titled
"Dissection." Hope dance faculty member John Dayger will
also present a work for Dance 28.
Hope students involved in Dance 28 include:
sophomore Cindy Bachhuber of Madison, Wis., senior Hannah
Bira of Flushing, senior Robin Brintnall of Hudsonville,
junior Carla Carrozziere of Rochester, N.Y., sophomore
Candice Chavez of Glen Ellyn, Ill., senior David Cochrane of
Watertown, Wis., junior Kathleen Davenport of Gainesville,
Fla., freshman Jade Davis of Battle Creek, senior Kristin
Debbink of Appleton, Wis., and senior Christian Den Ouden of
And: junior Amanda Drozer of Grosse Pointe,
junior Mary Dunlap of Saline, sophomore Matthew Farmer of
Bangor, freshman Dawn Flandermeyer of Saint Charles, Mo.,
senior Elizabeth Fothergill of Toledo, Ohio, freshman Sarah
Gardner of Newcastle, Pa., freshman Amanda Gardynik of
Howell, freshman Molly Hamel of Kendallville, Ind.,sophomore
Colette Harris of Chicago, Ill., sophomore Timothy Heck of
Libertyvile, Ill., and sophomore Lindsay Howes of Alma.
Also: junior Ashley Kightlinger of Cooperstown,
Pa., sophomore Roxie Kowalski of Comstock Park, freshman
Jeffrey Kurtze of Elkhart, Ind., sophomore Daniel
Kwiatkowski of Cheboygan, Wis., junior Helen Meronek of
Auburn Hills, sophomore Tara Mistry of Schaumburg, Ill.,
freshman Jessica Mumford of Kalamazoo, junior Amanda Olson
of Oak Park, Ill., senior Seth Palmer of Marshall, junior
Amanda Petersen of Wheeling, Ill., and sophomore Stephanie
Scripp of Roselle, Ill.
And: freshman Mari Stuppy of Dowagiac, sophomore
Lindsay Townsend of Lombard, Ill., freshman Kelly Vance of
Portage, senior Charlotte van Coevorden of Brussels,
Belgium, junior Bethany White of Evansville, Ind., sophomore
Abby Whitenight of Ludington, sophomore Kara Wilson of Fort
Wayne, Ind., senior Amy Woolard of Muncie, Ind., senior
Jennifer Yoh of Wooster, Ohio, and freshman Jessica Yokas of
Maxine DeBruyn and Linda Graham are the concert's
coordinators. Erik Alberg is the technical director, and
Cindy Alberg is the production's stage manager.
Tickets for Dance 28 are available in the theatre
lobby ticket office located in the DeWitt Center, and cost
$6 for regular admission, and $4 for senior citizens, Hope
students, and Hope faculty and staff. The ticket office is
open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on
performance nights, and may be called at (616) 395-7890.