Dance concert, "degrees of disarray," showcases senior dance majors April 19-21

Connecticut College's nine senior dance majors have spent the past two semesters crafting original material both individually and in collaborative seminars led by Professor of Dance David Dorfman. The eclectic concert of senior capstone projects, "degrees of disarray," represents a culmination of their four years at the College, displaying each dancer’s unique movement vocabulary. 

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, all in Palmer Auditorium. Tickets are General Admission $12; students and seniors, $6, available at the door, or contact the Palmer Box Office, 860-439-ARTS.

Two seniors, Marissa Chura and Emily Green, will perform solos created by a choreographer of their choosing. Over the course of the semester, Derrick Yanford worked with Chura, and Kellie Lynch worked with Green. Both respected performers, choreographers, and teachers, Lynch and Yanford have worked with dancers of the department as guests artists in the past.

The other seven seniors, Grace Bradley, Kelli Carlson, Emily Chin, Maddy Dickey, Kelley Fairman, Sénait Judge-Yoakam, and Augie Sherman, will debut their own choreographic works. These group dances feature Connecticut College students, many of whom major or minor in dance.

“degrees of disarray” opens with a work by David Dorfman, performed by all nine senior majors. The show also includes work by Connecticut College Dance Department Chair Shani Collins-Achille, whose dance premiered in March in Senegal. The program closes with renowned Kate Weare Company’s “Marksman.” Kate Weare Company dancers Ryan Rouland Smith and Thryn Saxon were in residency during the spring semester to teach this demanding work to a select group of Connecticut College dance majors.

For more information, contact Aimee Couture,

April 11, 2018