Hamilton’s Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. The performance will feature student dancers and choreography by Hamilton faculty Sandra Stanton-Cotter, Bruce Walczyk and Paris Wilcox ’95 in addition to guest choreographers Chuyun Oh, Jeremy Raia and Catherine Wright.
Chuyun Oh, visiting assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures, will present “Dancethnography” an autobiographical solo speech performance set to the music of Lee Tzsche’s, GongMuDoHaGa (1995). The piece explores how dance can tell traumatic stories as a site of embodying ethnographic inquires.
Jeremy Raia will present “Rach 6” to the music of Fragments (1917) and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 movement II. The performers will include Erin Corson ’16, Jessie Dromsky-Reed’19, Micaela Rostov ’19 Victoria Slack ’18, Isabel Taswell ’19 and Xenia Tiajoloff ’16.
Sandra Stanton-Cotter is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. She received her B.F. A. in dance from The Juilliard School and is also an alumna of North Carolina School of the Arts. Stanton will present “Moksa | Liberation” set to the music Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt performed by Hamilton students Hannah Cook ’16 and Kenzie Nguyen ’17.
Professor of Dance Bruce Walczyk will present “Just in Case” set to the music of Angelo Badalamenti and Bjork.The piece is based on the American invasion and occupation of Gemany during and after WWII. Hamilton performers will include Mayeline Fernandez ’16, Mariaelena Hiller Chacin ’18, Tracy Jiao’19, Courtney Kaplar ’16, Leonard Kilekwang ’16, Cade Larabee ’16, Alex Mitko’16, Lia Parker-Belfer ’16 and Rebecca Rees ’16.
Hamilton alumnus Paris Wilcox ’95 is a lecturer in dance and movement studies. He will present two pieces. "Raymonda Suite" is an original adaptation based upon the 1898 three-act Classical Ballet by Marius Petipa set to Glazunov's moving score. This abridged version of the "Pas de Dix" features eight corps dancers and a principal couple. "Prologue Revisited" an interpretation of the interaction between a young couple, one of support and confidence. This duet is set to the music of Frank Bridge and shows the development of a deliberate and meticulous partnership.
Catherine Wright presents “More or Less” which examines the attraction and repulsion of the self and the shadow. Two women display strength through partnering, abstract gesture, and contemporary dance vocabulary with music by Little Dragon and accompanied by a video projection from Utica artist Tim Schram.
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.