ANNUAL SPRING DANCE CONCERT AT HAMILTON COLLEGE
The concert will feature works by Hamilton dance faculty Leslie Norton, ElaineHeekin and Bruce Walczyk; and two student choreographed works by Giada Bufaliniand Emma Thompson.
Heekin's Overlap is a kinetic based piece that explores time as aprolonged circular entity. One section folds into the next with a continualpassage of dancers entering and exiting the stage in various groupings.Walczyk's Branches is a sometimes humorous piece set to live vocals andthe 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 forQueen Victoria, it is one of dance's most famous divertissement. Norton willalso present Exiled, an abstract pas de deux set to the music of19th-century composer, Gabriel Fauré.
Bufalini and Thompson's works were recently performed at Hamilton's Fall `96Choreographers' Showcase. Bufalini's duet, One, emphasizes continuityand flow blending effortlessly with the music of Water Lily Acoustics.Thompson's quintet, Innocent?, stems from her experience in working withemotionally disturbed children. The piece has been selected to representHamilton at the Northeast Region of the 1997 American College Dance Festivalat
Pennsylvania State University.