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Final Class Presentations
DAN312: Intermediate Ballet (Spring 2021)
Prof. Raina Lucas
For their final class projects, students in the Intermediate Ballet course choreographed original solos demonstrating their learning. Although students could choreograph a dance in any style, the project instructions required students to integrate ballet terminology and principles of ballet technique into their creations.
Paleena Amy: "my maryland"
Videographer: Emma Macturk
Music: “Back from Hospital” by Hot Sugar
"As a STEM major and dance minor at a liberal arts college, I wanted to connect my passions in honor of the liberal arts college experience. I’m thankful to continue my dance career while pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. I’ve also been grateful to be able to spend my college career in Chestertown, where anywhere you look is an expanse of field and woods. For this project, my goal was to combine dance and the beautiful scenery on the outskirts of Chestertown. I chose a place I always wanted to explore up close, an old abandoned barn surrounded by fields of green. Standing under that old silo and looking out over the waving grass invokes a kind of nostalgia that is indescribable and I wanted to share that feeling with you all."
Andrea Petersen: "On the Nature of Daylight"
Videographer: Steven Johnson
Music: “On the Nature of Daylight” by Max Richter"The piece I created has a dark theme with a modern/contemporary feel to it. This piece is meant to show growth from darkness to light. This is portrayed in the video from having the video start at the sunrise and then switching over to being in daylight. This song with lyrics is about the Earth being a beautiful place and learning to appreciate the beauty in everything. I chose to record this piece at the beach because it is such a beautiful place and I was able to use the sunrise to demonstrate the concept of the piece very clearly. Right now the world can be such a dark place that I wanted to make my piece about looking at the beauty in the world."
Jodi Eren: "Torn"
Videographer: Ashley Canterna Hardy
Music: “Torn” by Nathen Lanier
"I wanted to express both my emotions and the music through dance. I did this using ballet techniques and form that I have learned throughout my dance instruction, and particularly in this class. In choreographing my dance, I used various techniques demonstrating how, when placed together with music, they flow into a beautiful illustration of the music and the emotions of the dancer."
She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle & Patrick Salerno '21
Virtual Performances: April 29 - May 1, 2021
All performances were presented live on Zoom. This production was best viewed from a desktop device (i.e. not a mobile phone).
She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. ww.concordtheatricals.com
death & grief
Riders to the Sea
by John Millington Synge
presented as an audioplay & design installation in Tawes Theatre
A Directing SCE from Caitlin Woods ’21
A Lighting Design SCE from Miles Cochran ’21
Installation Visit Dates: April 23-24, 2021 (originally April 16-17)
Tickets may only be reserved by members of the WC campus community who are already in the "emocha bubble" (i.e. those with existing campus access). All patrons will be required to show 3 days of green emocha badges upon arrival.
Anyone outside the "emocha bubble" who wishes to visit the installation must make a special request by contacting Theatre & Dance department chair, Prof. Laura Eckelman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reservations are limited to 2 tickets per party.
Directed by Caroline Cox ’19
Featuring choreography by: Prof. Raina Lucas, Kim Zepeda ’13, Caitlyn Creasy ‘20, Parker Wolf ’21, Elli Janicijevic ‘22, Paleena Amy ’23, and Faithlin Hunter ’23.
This year’s Dancescape concert was an all-virtual event, featuring videos of dance performances by students, alumni, and guests, as well as interviews and discussions moderated by the concert director.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
A Performance SCE from Will Reid ’21
Directed by Iz Clemens ’19
This production was completed as an academic project with no public performances.
neuroatypicality & autism
animal cruelty & death
vomit & bodily fluids
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Prof. Brendon Fox
A Scenic Design SCE from Victoria Gill ’21
Virtual Reading & Design Presentation
Live: March 19, 2021 at 7:30pm
Restreamed: March 20, 2021 at 2:00pm
and March 20, 2021 at 7:30pm
Q&A Discussion: March 21, 2021 at 2:00pm
Eurydice is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. ww.concordtheatricals.com
Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl's funny, heartbreaking and surreal take on the famous mythic love story. But instead of focusing on Orpheus, this play centers around a fascinating and complex woman who travels to the Underworld on her wedding day. There, she bonds her her father, put some sassy, speaking Stones in their place, and keeps the Lord of the Underworld at bay.
"In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story." [Concord Theatricals]
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