Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Fall 2011 Student Dance Concert is here!

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Fall Student Dance Concert on December 2nd and 3rd at 8PM in the LPAC Pearson-Hall Theater.  Join us for an exciting evening of African-Brazilian drum and dance, Kathak, Swing, Tap and Taiko!  Also, check out a special performance with Taiko Repertory and Gamelan Semara Santi on Sunday, December 4th at 3PM in Lang Concert Hall.   Gamelan Semara Santi is the Philadelphia area’s only Gamelan (Indonesian percussion orchestra) devoted entirely to performance of traditional compositions from Bali, Indonesia and includes traditional Balinese dancing. The Gamelan includes bronze-keyed xylophones, suspended gongs, bamboo flutes, and drums.

Window on the Work: Meredith Rainey’s “Waiting Room”

The Swarthmore Project and the Dance Program will present Meredith Rainey’s “Waiting Room” as part of the Window on the Work series on Sunday, November 20th at 7PM in the Lang Performing Arts Center Troy Dance LAB (LPAC 2).  Please join us!
Waiting Room” is set to the three selections from Franz Schubert’s Schwanengesang and explores the ideas of memory and mortality through the physicality of dance. Mortality is the physical reality all people face with their spirituality, intelligence, but most of all their bodies.

Meredith Rainey is the Carbon Dance Theatre Founder & Artistic Director.  In 1987, he joined the newly formed Pennsylvania-Milwaukee Ballet, remaining with the Pennsylvania Ballet when the collaboration ended as a soloist until his retirement in 2006. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and has been commissioned to create works for Pennsylvania Ballet, Delaware Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, National Ballet De Cali, Ballet X, Danse 4 Nia and institutions such as Drexel University and Bryn Mawr Colleges. His work has been performed in North and South America and throughout Spain.