The Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and Performing Arts. The performance will feature Hamilton student dancers and choreography by Hamilton faculty Sandra Stanton-Cotter and Paris Wilcox '95 in addition to guest choreographers Chuyun Oh, David Fernandez and Catherine Wright.
Chuyun Oh is a visiting assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Hamilton. She will present “Love Means Love” a piece about love – how love becomes a resistive tool that transgresses barriers across race, gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality and religion. She collaborated with international refugee artists from the Midtown Utica Community Center.
David Fernandez will present “Do you Remember How to Count” to the music of Zoe Keating, Ludovico Einaudi and Jad Abumrad. The piece is dedicated to Laura Di Orio and will be performed by Hamilton College Students. Fernandez is a choreographer based in New York. His most acclaimed choreography, “Five Variations on Theme,” was created for New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Joaquin De Luz.
Sandra Stanton-Cotter is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. Stanton will present “Circle | Birds” set to the music recomposed by Max Richter, Vivaldi – The Four Seasons performed by Hamilton students Alex Blomfield, Jessie Dromsky-Reed, Haley Raphael, Casey Ryan and Julia Shove.
Hamilton alumnus Paris Wilcox is a lecturer in dance and movement studies. He will present “Allegretto Al Dente” set to Karl Jenkins, Palladio for Strings: Allegretto (London Symphony Orchestra.) This first movement is an introduction to Jenkins’ grand themes performed by Hamilton students Natalie Adams, Alex Blomfield, Kenzie Nguyen, Haley Raphael, Micaela Rostov, Julia Shove, Victoria Slack and Laura Young.
Catherine Wright presents “Water’s Lament,” a multi-media trio performed by Kenzie Nguyen, KaraLin Pintye-Everett and Victoria Slack. This evocative and haunting opera vignette features a video projection created by Wright and set to the ballad “Sposa son Disprezzata” sung by Cecilia Bartoli. The three women flow in and out of a set piece created by sculptor Marc-Anthony Polizzi, while performing daring lifts and abstract gestures of swimming and purification.
Tickets for this event are $5 for adults/ $3 for senior citizens and students. For more information call: (315) 859-4331 or visit: www.hamiltonpa.org.