DTG Concert: A "Culminating Moment"
Student choreographers logged in seemingly countless studio hours this semester to create, revise and rehearse new works. Now they can show off the fruits of that labor through the spring Dance Theatre Group (DTG) concert.
The concert, titled Freshworks, is “the culminating moment for nine artists,” writes DTG president Ariel Graham ’11. Held April 29 to May 1, it reveals nine student choreographers’ unique approaches to personal, political and poetic themes.
Graham, a recipient of the Emil R. Tamar Weiss Prize in the Creative Arts, explored the tensions and synergies shared between two bodies in motion when she presented to.get.her, a work she performed during the 2011 Weiss Prize concert. [Story continues below.]
Amanda Power ’11 channeled both utilitarian strength and glittery allure with her piece, “Backwards in Heels.” Laura Sullivan ’11 poured two years of creative soul-searching into “Something Within,” a work she had sketched out during a sophomore-year choreography class and has revised significantly over the years.
In his piece, “Heavy Hearts of Hope,” Anthony Bush ’11 combined the efforts of three student dancers with spoken-word poetry by Tiffany Hwang ’11. The concert also included powerful dances by Emie Hughs ’13, Laya Meyer ’13, Lia Brown ’12, Kevin Pinero ’12 and Olivia Price ’13.
Together, Graham observes, the nine performances pack a potent punch. “These fresh works expose a rawness of life that may excite, challenge, move,” she writes.
Freshworks will be staged at Mathers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Fri., April 29, and Sat., April 30, and at 2 p.m. on Sun., May 1. Tickets are $5, or $3 for students who purchase in advance.
By MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
Photos by Pierce Bounds '71