The student dance ensemble at the Colleges will perform a concert of student-choreographed pieces, in genres ranging from ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical to hip-hop, tap, ethnic, and baton.
November 4, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—The Koshare student dance concert will be given at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Winn-Seeley Gym Theatre. Seating is limited; admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the door. The concert will run approximately two hours including a 10-minute intermission. On Friday night directly following the concert there will be a reception held in the Heron Hall of Honor, where audience members can talk with participants over refreshments.
Twenty-one students have choreographed solos, duets, quartets, and larger group pieces within the genres of ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, tap, ethnic, and baton. One choreographer, Monicka Koneski, (William Smith Class of 2003) is using live musicians, who not only play the music but dance in her piece as well. This year's choreographers represent all four classes, and both Colleges. Some are dance majors or minors, but for others this is their first formal experience with dance choreography.
Koshare has been an active organization on campus for more than 62 years, providing the Colleges and the Geneva community at large with live dance performances for the whole family. The entire concert is planned and executed by HWS students. The pieces presented in the concert are choreographed and performed by students, and all the backstage crew work is also done by students. In the past the club has co-sponsored events with the dance department, such as professional company concerts, and workshops. This year Koshare sponsors an Improv Jam every Saturday afternoon from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Winn-Seeley dance studio, for musicians, poets, dancers, singers, and non-movers alike to come together and be creative.