The Koshare concert, featuring HWS students putting on dance performances in jazz, hip-hop, African, ballet, and techno, will begin Friday, Nov. 16. Koshare is a club that has been in existence for more than 65 years at Hobart and William Smith, each year aspiring to present a concert that is organized, produced, choreographed and danced by the students.
The 2007 concert, which hosts more than 135 students, all of whom are either choreographing or dancing in 30 performances, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, all in the Winn-Seeley Dance Theater. Additionally, there will be a special faculty invitation-only performance of the dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.
“Koshare brings students together to form the largest club on campus, commented Koshare board member Lindsey Farrell ’08. “It is a collection of student work and represents many different dance backgrounds and styles from all over the world.
Admission is free for the event, which traditionally fills to capacity, but donations will be accepted at the door. The concert will run approximately two hours including a 10-minute intermission. On Friday night, directly after the concert, a reception will be held in the Heron Hall of Honor, where audience members can talk with participants over refreshments.
“Koshare shows how dedicated this campus is to the arts and how many people contribute, Farrell said, “We have consistently overflowing audiences at each of our three shows every year and two-hour lines of people hoping to just get a seat.
Over the years, the show has grown in quantity of participants and quality in dances, and Koshare hopes to follow up their great success from last year.