The Department of Dance presents a concert featuring work by five alumni of the dance program. This event is free and open to the public.
Ali Duffy, Undertow
This work negotiates movement qualities of tension and release, of holding on and letting go, exploring the thin line between captivity and freedom as the soloist is both bound and embraced by a large costume piece.
Caitlyn Swett, I came out quiet
I came out quiet is a solo that investigates heartbreak, trauma, and the process of healing.
Melissa Word, Palisade
Performed with live accompaniment, the solo Palisade presents the rubbing, rocking, shoving up against real and imagined barriers.
Madeline Jazz Harvey, Wedlock
Wedlock is a lighthearted pas de deux about the paramount moments in courtship and marriage.
Madeline and Matthew Harvey, Poem
This work explores the effect of preconceived notions on the audiences’ response to choreography performed by a white female, a black male, and then the joining of the two.
Ali Duffy, Trace
Trace reimagines William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 15 as an episodic duet incorporating dance, personal interview narrative, and Shakespeare’s writings.
Audrey Baran, Door Closed
Door Closed is a solo reflection on the burdens and encounters of those who care for the living and live for the dying.