Friday, February 12, 2010

Coker College Dance Concert Spring 2010

"Looking Back - Moving Forward is the theme of the Faculty and Guest Artist Dance Concert at Coker College that is being held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. The first performance was on Thursday night at 8 p.m. and it was superior.

Two of the seniors in the concert asked me to serve as the non-dance faculty member for their thesis committee, giving me more than a casual interest in the concert. I am not a person who knows a great deal about contemporary dance and that would be at best an overstatement. That said, this is a concert that appears to be a showcase of contemporary dance choreography. Two of the pieces are by Angela Gallo and Erin Leigh, Coker dance faculty; two are by guest choreographers, Juli Mulvihill and Eric Blair.

Three of the pieces are the Senior Thesis choreography by Tabitha Quick -- "Unfolding Shadows Revealing Expectations;" Kaitlin Owens, "Branded Originality;" and Ashleigh Seccareccio, "Broken Bonds of Fate."

The video in this blog shows a very short clip of the warm-up routine the dancers in this concert are using to get ready for the concert. From some minimal exposure to dance concerts in the past, dancers take their warming up as a CRUCIAL function of getting ready for the performance.

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