James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.
The always provocative, exciting and intense David Dorfman Dance will return to the Connecticut College stage on Saturday, March 30, as part of the onStage at Connecticut College series. (This performance was originally scheduled for Feb. 8, but was postponed due to a blizzard.)
Connecticut College’s company-in-residence will perform its newest work, “Come, and Back Again,” driven by the charged poetry and raw ferocity of the underground 1990’s Atlanta band, Smoke. Five dancers and five musicians focus on the physical and metaphoric space where hope changes everything.
“Audiences will be treated to an evening-length elegiac exploration of the virtuosity of daily living, its mess, mortality and hope,” said David Dorfman, professor of dance and chair of the dance department at the College.
For this performance, the company is collaborating with New London-born street/ installation artist Caledonia “Swoon” Curry, who will add visual interactive soul to the evening.
Dorfman and the company’s dancers and collaborators have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. Since its founding in 1985, the company has been celebrated for its unique collaborations with contemporary composers and visual artists and has performed extensively in New York City and across North America, South America, Great Britain and Europe. Most recently, the company performed in St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk in Russia and Bytom and Cracow in Poland.
The performance is at 8 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $14 for students. For tickets, call (860) 439-ARTS (2787) or visit http://onstage.conncoll.edu. Tickets for the cancelled Feb. 8 show will be honored for the new date.
onStage at Connecticut College is presented with support from The National Endowment for the Arts, State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and The Day Publishing Company.