Monthly Archives: April 2013


5pm, Thursday May 2
Tarble in Clothier (upstairs space)

Come see a series of short pieces created by students in this
semester’s Movement Theatre Workshop.  The pieces will include mask
work, a melodrama, tragic chorus pieces and other original works of
physical theatre created by the students during the semester.  Should
last no more than an hour. –Professor Quinn Bauriedel

Dance Works-in-Progress: 5/6 4:30PM

Monday, May 6th


LPAC Boyer (#003)
The ballet pointe repertory class will present a showing of four works that integrate pointe technique, musicality and performance quality.  The pieces include “Pas de Trois” from Petipa’s Swan Lake with music by Tchaikovsky, Jerome Robbins’ “2&3 Part Inventions” set to piano exercises of Bach, and the “Gold” and “Diamond” variations from Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty, also with music by Tchaikovsky.


Bryan Chen ’15 will also present his latest multimedia, experimental dance piece with puppetry in LPAC Troy (#002).

Please come support these student showings of some works in progress!

2013 Spring Student Dance Concert (5/3 + 5/4 @ 8PM)

2013SDCThe Swarthmore College Dance Program presents the 2013 Spring Student Dance Concert which features African, Circus Arts, Flamenco, Kathak, Modern, Taiko and Tap performances. There will be several pieces using live music. Come celebrate our graduating seniors and the hard work and creativity of all our dance students and faculty. The concert, which is appropriate for all ages, is free and open to the public.

LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Swarthmore College

May 3 and 4 at 8PM


Making Moves at Arts Weekend (Sun 4/14 12-1:30PM)


Another Arts Weekend dance event featuring the Making Moves troupe!

In this year’s Making Moves project, six Swarthmore students and three mentors from idiosynCrazy productions (a Philadelphian dance company) have constructed a studio practice in which play takes precedence. This research in the studio has been conducted collaboratively, and has prioritized the exploration of a variety of creative practices, and what will be shown are the fruits that have derived from that constructive play. On Sunday, April 14th, starting at noon, viewers will see two site-specific experiments happening around the Lang Performing Arts Center: “something that we like to call “The Monster”, and an in studio piece exploring the American workforce.” The experiments being shown are not complete works; they are offerings of ideas gathered ideas to be happened upon by whomever is curious.

Performance: 12-1:30PM, in and around LPAC

Discussion following the performance 2PM in the LPAC Troy Dance Studio

Kumudini Lakhia choreographs for Arts Weekend

  • Parampara, a Kathak Dance Performance

    Parampara, choreographed by distinguished Cornell Visiting Professor Kumudini Lakhia, will feature renowned Kathak performers from Kadamb Centre for Dance in Ahmedabad, India, members of Philadelphia-based dance company Courtyard Dancers (founded by dance faculty member Pallabi Chakravorty), and Swarthmore students. Kathak means “one who tells stories,” and this classical dance form gets its name from Indian communities that sang, danced, and narrated stories.

    The performance will be followed by a panel of scholars and artists who will discuss the trajectory of Kathak in the 21st Century.

    Saturday 4/13 LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre

  • 3-4PM, followed by a panel discussion in the LPAC Cinema at 4:30PM