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A New Way of Knowing

Photo by A. Pierce Bounds '71.

Photo by A. Pierce Bounds '71.

An evening of new choreographic research

Dickinson’s Department of Theatre & Dance and the Dance Theatre Group (DTG) will present Freshworks 2016 on April 29 and 30, at 8 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. All showings will be held at Mathers Theatre in the Holland Union Building (HUB).

The show features six short works choreographed by students in Sarah Skaggs' Applied Choreography class and two senior choreography projects, including an excerpt from a performance by seniors Anastasia Putri and Rachael Smith, recipients of the 2015-16 Weiss Prize for the Arts.

The works represent a range of personal interests coupled with monthslong research into the work of contemporary artists, says Skaggs, who directs the dance program with assistance from Erin Crawley-Woods, visiting assistant professor of dance. "Working with themes such as loss, identity, power, frustration, depression, memory, balance and reality, students are asked to treat dance making as critical-thinking explorations," Skaggs writes in the show's program notes. "Personal themes are refracted through form and structure, as each work represents a new way of knowing."

Tickets are $7, or $5 with a student ID, and can be purchased by calling 717-245-1327 or visiting the online box office.

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Published April 28, 2016