The Hamilton College Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall. NOTE: The Friday, March 2, performance is cancelled due to inclement weather. The performance will feature Hamilton student dancers and choreography by Hamilton faculty Sandra Stanton-Cotter, Bruce Walczyk and Paris Wilcox ’95 and Hamilton seniors Kate Gwydir and Victoria Slack, in addition to guest choreographer John Castagna.
John Castagna, a choreographer from Los Angeles, will present UpDown, a new work exploring the extreme range of movement and emotions. Nine Hamilton ballet dancers will perform to a new score commissioned from composer Thomas Schoenberger, inspired by a theme of Beethoven.
Hamilton College seniors Katherine Gwydir and Victoria Slack will perform their choreographed piece Ripe and Ruin set to the music Interlude I by Alt-J.
Sandra Stanton-Cotter, lecturer in dance and movement studies, will present La Follia set by Antonio Vivaldi. A new dance work, also titled La Follia, explores the delicate balance, fleeting beauty, and possible chaos between the five elements—earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.
“Sarawak...,” choreographed by Professor of Dance and Movement Studies Bruce Walczyk, blends ideas of east meets west; it is based on his experience and research in Southeast Asia. At Adau, a band from Kuching, East Malaysia, provides the soundtrack.
Lecturer in Dance and Movement Studies Paris Wilcox ’95 will present In/Between, an aspect of his MFA in dance thesis work on “The Aesthetics of Labor” set to Richard Lloyd’s piano score, and A Reflection, set to the music of George Frideric Handel’s Largo.
Tickets for the Spring Dance Concert are $5 for adults/ $3 for senior citizens and students. For more information call 315-859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.