Nine works choreographed by HWS Dance majors and minors will be performed
(March 28, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.—Each year, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Dance Department seniors choreograph their own concert, learning a great deal about putting together a show while simultaneously entertaining the public. The 2005 Senior Choreographer’s Concert will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Winn-Seeley Gymnasium. Both performances are free and open to the public.
Seniors Caterina Caiazza, Elizabeth Figura, Emily Hope Lutin, Megan Moffit, Lisa Nelson and Joshua Warr choreographed nine pieces, each with its own flair and theme. Opening the concert is “Hip Hop Anonymous,” a funky fresh fusion of hip hop and modern dance choreographed by Lutin. Lutin also arranged “Gravity’s Rhythm,” an undulating modern dance solo.
“Clock Work,” choreographed by Warr, is based on the effect of time on choreography, while his duet, “Democrats,” includes an underlying political theme. Warr and Caiazza also bring some Latin flavor to the stage with “A Tangoled Romance,” a duet about a sultry yet comical love affair that occurs in an office break room.
Nelson’s “Culmination” utilizes intricate layers of movement in order to highlight the layers of rhythm in her musical selection.
Moffit’s “Glimpses of A People’s History” is a spirited journey through American experiences, as interpreted by well-known historian, Howard Zinn.
“Hap,” assembled by Figura, is based on five women’s explorations of personal spaces, vulnerability and undeniable community. Finally, Figura’s “Sing Sing Sing” closes the show with a rhythmic, colorful and highly energetic tap dance.
Additional student dancers include Regina Assetta, Alysa Austin, Sara Barrel, Cara Bishop, Anna Burns, Sara Bussman, Michelle Calabro, Diana Carson, Anna Comerford, Brandon Currie, Alison Daly, Kyle Dempsey, Anna Dodge, Erin Doggart, Laura Dreyer, Katie Dunnigan, Sherry Funke, Tracy Genovese, Erin Giantomasi, Alexandria Hanson, Lindsey Johnson, Sarah Mantell, Marianne Merritt, Sara Nargiso, Alicia Pagan, Kara Papin, Lauren Shallish, Benjamin Stevenin, Beth VanHouten, Colleen Wahl, Jessica Zippin, Casandra Zobal and Kendra Zysk.
The HWS Dance Department is committed to developing intelligent and articulate graduates who embody knowledge of the artistic, physical, historical, scientific and philosophical elements of the art of dance. The department offers a wide range of theory classes as well as technique classes, including modern, ballet, pointe and jazz for all skill levels.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges have one of the nation’s top study abroad programs and are noted for their dedication to community service. Home to three Rhodes Scholars, Hobart and William Smith provide an interdisciplinary education, where learning is reinforced through on-campus academic centers and initiatives such as the Finger Lakes Institute, the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, and the President’s Forum lecture series.