Fall Student Dance Concert Dec. 5-6!

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Fall Student Dance Concert on Friday, December 5 at 4:30 pm and Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm in Pearson-Hall Theater, Lang Performing Arts Center. The concert features works choreographed by faculty and students in diverse dance genres including African dance, Japanese folk and classical dance, modern, and tap.

The Japanese Folk Dance repertory class, taught by Cornell Visiting Professor Isaburoh Hanayagi, will show a folk dance from Okinawa, along with a specially choreographed work that combines fundamental movements from Noh and Kabuki theater. The Dance & Drum Ensemble will perform a work set by guest artists Jeannine Osayande, Alex Shaw and Wesley Rast based on rhythms from Haiti. Dance Majors Tavia Odinak ’09 and Carmella Ollero ’09 premiere new contemporary works. Visiting artist Jumatatu Poe ’04 presents a choreographed work for eleven students that delves into the theme of youth identity.

The performances are free and open to the public without advance reservations. For more information call (610)328-8260 or email lclark1@swarthmore.edu.

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