Dance Scholar Larry Lavender – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Dance Scholar Larry Lavender

Esteemed choreographer Larry Lavender will visit the Colleges on Tuesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Nov. 8 to lecture in classes, meet with students and share his unique perspective on contemporary choreography. His visit to HWS will also include a site performance, an impromptu command performance that challenges the conventions of advertised art.

Lavender is a professor of interdisciplinary arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Faculty Fellow in the Lloyd International Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the co-founder of the Montreal Dance Choreography Research Project, which is known as one of Quebec’s most innovative dance companies and has produced more than 50 touring shows in its 30-year history. Lavender’s published works include Dancers Talking Dance: Critical Evaluation in the Choreography Class; and “The Emancipation of Improvisation,” an essay in the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance.

Upcoming dance events also include the annual Koshare Dance Collective performance that will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Smith Opera House. Highlighting the semester-long undertakings of the Dance Department’s students, the End of Term Showing will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Deming Theatre.