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Susan Marshall & Company brings PLAY/PAUSE (2/14 @ 8PM)

Susan Marshall brings one of her new and exciting dance-theater pieces to Swarthmore this February.


LPAC Pearson-Hall Theater (Mainstage)

8PM, Friday, February 14, 2014
Free and Open to the Public

In an electric guitar-fueled evening of postmodern dance-theater, Susan Marshall couples her intimate, structured choreography with the seductiveness of pop culture to explore our complex relationship to the media we consume. This evening-length piece for six dancers features a commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, performed live by members of electric guitar quartet Dither and Mantra Percussion. Play/Pause premiered in Chicago in September 2013.

Here’s a little preview: www.vimeo.com/sumac/stop

The company will offer a Master Class with the dancers on Thursday 2/13 in the Troy Dance Lab at 4:30PM.

Modern Technique Workshop 11/17/2011

Melanie Kloetzel ’93 will teach a modern technique workshop in the Troy Dance Lab (LPAC 2) on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 4:30PM.

Melanie is the artistic director of the contemporary dance company kloetzel&co., which she founded in New York in 1997 and which has presented work across the US and in Canada. Her film works have been shown at dance film festivals internationally and her book, “Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces”, is in its third printing from the University Press of Florida. She is an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Calgary.  Kloetzel holds an MFA in Dance from the University of California at Riverside in addition to a BA and an MA in History from Swarthmore College and the University of Montana, respectively.