Dancers Raise Funds for Scholarships May 4 and 5

April 25th, 2007 by Adam

A spring dance concert choreographed by students, alumni, faculty and guest artists will help raise funds for scholarships for dance students at Plymouth State University.

The concert will be presented at the Silver Center for the Arts Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre.

Works in the program represent many styles of dance, including modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and theatrical dance.

Featured guest artists are Lorraine Chapman and Robb Dimmick. Chapman is artistic director of Lorraine Chapman, The Company, Inc., her own Boston-based dance company now entering it’s fifth year of producing original works. She choreographed “Life’s Weaving” for this program.

Dimmick is a professional actor, director and writer who directed and conceived “Of Light and Dark of Love” for the program. His portrayal of Abraham Lincoln has toured throughout New England. He is artistic director for international vocalists Lynne Jackson and Mike Palter, associate director of the KAT Company children’s theatre in New London, and co-producer of the Educational Theatre Collaborative at Plymouth State University.

Faculty choreographers are Director of Dance Joan Wiegers, Amanda Whitworth, Lisa Travis and Aaron Tolson.

Student choreographers include Kathleen Pantos, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Norfolk, Mass.; Jason Smith, a senior childhood studies major from Hudson; Marielle Baroni, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Atkinson; Rian Owen, a senior physical education major from Rehoboth, Mass. and Kristen Kesner, a senior interdisciplinary major from Plaistow.

Also Kathryn Ahern, a senior English major from Mason; Micheala Knyff, a first year student from Wrentham, Mass.; Kaitlyn Prall, a senior interdisciplinary major from Claremont; Chelsea Priest; a senior meteorology major from Warwick, R.I.; Mary Lyons, a senior from Goffstown; Breanna Crawley, a junior childhood studies major from Windham, and Jennafer Goetsch, a senior criminal justice major from Toland, Conn.

Tickets for the CDE scholarship concert are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and youth, at the Silver Center box office, (603) 535-2713. Box office hour are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.

For more information about the CDE or this program call Joan Wiegers, (603) 535-2713.