Denison University's Department of Dance presents a spring dance concert titled "Move Moved Moving" featuring works by Visiting Artist Molly Shanahan '90, and Denison professor and choreographer Sandra Mathern, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April 28 through April 30, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. This concert features two original works for two different spaces; beginning in the Doane Dance Building (231 West College Street), the audience will move to the MIX Gallery (202 North Mulberry Street). Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740-587-6712.
Shanahan's new work, "The world we created while undoing," was created in collaboration with the five students dancers who also are studying technique with her this semester in the Department's Modern/Postmodern II course. Shanahan and dancers have explored the intersections between Shanahan's fluid movement vocabulary and the sometimes-awkward, idiosyncratic movement connections, gestures, and mini-dances that happen before, after, and in between the more formal processes of a dance rehearsal.
"Fo(u)r Bodies Moving," is a new quartet choreographed by Mathern, professor and chair of dance. This work, abstract and non-narrative in approach, is made for the small space of the MIX Gallery, displaying the body in motion and in stillness. Developed in collaboration with the performers, it moves from one distinct scene to the next, strung together like a series of installations.
Original music for both Mathern and Shanahan's work is created by Department of Dance resident musician Matthew Peyton Dixon.