Student choreographers and dancers of Hope College present their work in the Fall Student Dance Showcase on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The showcase features both hip-hop and modern/contemporary, along with works addressing social issues of recent times and of the past. Multiple students will present nine pieces in total from the college’s Department of Dance, including students in Professor Steven Iannacone’s Composition I and Composition II classes, and the Hip Hop Anonymous club.
All of the student works were evaluated by professional choreographer, performer and educator Holly Jaycox of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Student choreographers had the opportunity to present their dances and then workshop new ideas and address choreographic challenges with Jaycox, receiving her feedback to guide them with further development.
Jaycox is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and improviser with a passion for collaboration and alternative spaces. She is a founding member of GLACIER, the Mid-West’s community for Contact Improvisation; TransSonic Music, a group of multi-disciplinary improvisational performance artists; and PUBLIC DANCE, her on-again off-again group which performs improvisational scores in the community. Jaycox teaches in the Dance Division at Purdue University, teaching and choreographing for the resident contemporary dance company. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of New Mexico. She is currently working on a Graduate Certificate from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.