The concert will feature works by Hamilton dance faculty Leslie Norton, Elaine Heekin and Bruce Walczyk; and two student choreographed works by Giada Bufalini and Emma Thompson.
Heekin's Overlap is a kinetic based piece that explores time as a prolonged circular entity. One section folds into the next with a continual passage of dancers entering and exiting the stage in various groupings. Walczyk's Branches is a sometimes humorous piece set to live vocals and the music of Laurie Anderson.
Norton has staged a revival of the Romantic ballet, Pas de Quatre, first performed in London in 1845. Presented at a command performance for Queen Victoria, it is one of dance's most famous divertissement. Norton will also present Exiled, an abstract pas de deux set to the music of 19th-century composer, Gabriel Fauré.
Bufalini and Thompson's works were recently performed at Hamilton's Fall `96 Choreographers' Showcase. Bufalini's duet, One, emphasizes continuity and flow blending effortlessly with the music of Water Lily Acoustics. Thompson's quintet, Innocent?, stems from her experience in working with emotionally disturbed children. The piece has been selected to represent Hamilton at the Northeast Region of the 1997 American College Dance Festival at
Pennsylvania State University.