Fall Dance Concert ‘09 will take place on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Drinko Recital Hall in the Music and Communication Building, 2100 Euclid Avenue. The repertory concert will feature CSU alumni along with the CSU Dance Company, faculty, and guests performing both new and restaged contemporary dance works. Tickets are $5.00 for general seating and are available at the door only.
Guest artist Tammy Metz Starr will premiere “Falling In,” inspired by the art and music of Yoko Ono. Antaeus Dance Company will perform “Drift In, Drop Out” to an evocative sound score by Phillip Glass and Allen Ginsberg. CSU alumnus Ray Shaw has created a new kinetically charged trio, “Spelled Out,” for CSU alumna Carol Ann Polin, Heike Heinrich and Marissa Glorioso, and several CSU alumni will be seen in the restaging of excerpts from Lynn Deering’s “Sight through Surface,” created originally in the Food for Thought project.
The CSU Dance Company will also perform in the new work “Repercussions” to a collage of music including drum line, tango, and the vocalizations of Meredith Monk and a musical interlude will be performed by Mike McNamara. The concert is made possible with the support of the CSU College of Education and Human Services, CSU General Fee Committee and the Ohio Arts Council.
“Falling In” is a solo premiere choreographed and performed by Tammy Metz Starr to the music of Yoko Ono. Tammy investigates via contemporary and Asian forms the results of filtering movement into and out of the "center", and was inspired by Yoko Ono's peace tower, presently majestically illuminated in Iceland. Check out www.imaginepeace.com .
In “Drift In, Drop Out,” Joan Meggitt pairs movement with an evocative sound score by Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg in a gracefully idiosyncratic dance performed by Anteaus dancers Amy Compton-Schulz, Marissa Glorioso, Shanna Sheline, and Meggitt. Like Ginsberg’s visceral poetry, the dance invites the viewer to let the movement wash over them, and to then swim with it as it moves through space and travels from dancer to dancer. Equally at home on the floor and in the air, the dancers create a shifting landscape of flowing movement and intense, interconnected gestures.
CSU alumnus Ray C. Shaw returned to CSU to choreograph and arrange a work focused on movement that is dynamic, fully engaged, and kinetically charged. During the piece “Spelled Out,” a sense of intensity ensues in a progressive response to details and resolutions. The title infers the literal sense that movements, patterns, and interactions derive from language. If the viewer watches carefully, there are instances when the dancers literally trace letters and words. The title also refers to the intentional concept of creating movement that deals with ones intent to discern or find.
Original cast members Lisa DeCato, Carey Kelly, Marissa Glorioso, Marylou Glorioso and Amy Compton-Schulz will present the first and last movements of Lynn Deering’s “Sight through Surface,” a dance for six women using layered motions and bodies in a surging and receding movement vocabulary as a metaphor for the journey inherent in women’s life cycles. Imagery includes aspects of youthful curiosity, inter-dependence, and strength through support performed to an evocative music and vocal score by Lisa Gerard.
Closing out the program will be “Repercussions,” featuring CSU Dance Company members dancers Amy Compton-Schulz, Marissa Glorioso, Taliesin Haugh, Amanda Hebble, Serena Hendricks, Lisa Hunt, Alicia Huyghe, Tiffany Sloan, and Erica Snyder. This ensemble work created by Deering is presented to a collage of sound including percussion, tango, text, and music vocalization and takes the dancers on a movement ride derived from a series of images related to the rigors of the daily commute.
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