Plymouth, N.H.–Works by student, faculty and guest choreographers will be presented during the annual May Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) Recital at Plymouth State University May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. Recipients of scholarships and talent grants for academic year 2011-2012 will be recognized during the program.
PSU Dance Director Amanda Whitworth says “It’s not only a great show, but some of the most fabulous and creative dancing we have ever seen from our student choreographers.”
Works have been choreographed by students Katherine Lenhart, a senior theatre arts major from Norwich, Vt.; Brandee Peglow, a senior theatre arts major from Pelham; Mackenzie Perra, a senior interdisciplinary studies major from Goffstown; Brittany Hill, a senior early childhood studies major from Houlton, Maine; Jessica White, a senior communication studies major from Center Harbor; Brooke Ross, a junior childhood studies major from New London; Nicole Baroni, a junior criminal justice major from Atkinson, Erin McDonough, a senior childhood studies major from North Adams, Mass., and the PSU Dance Team.
Faculty choreographers are Lois Hanks, ballet/pointe; Lisa Travis, modern; Lenore Sousa, burlesque; Amanda Whitworth, contemporary and Aaron Tolson, tap.
The concert will be Tolson’s last show with the CDE before he moves to New York City to pursue his career as producer and choreographer in “Imagine Tap,” a show he co-created. Tolson will also teach at STEPS on Broadway.
New York artist Pamela Pietro will be guest chorographer for the program. Pietro is assistant arts professor and master teacher of dance at New York University. She has performed and directed across the U.S. and internationally.
Her choreography has been presented by Dancespace in Miami, Booker School of the Arts in Sarasota, Momentum Danza Company in Panama, Meredith College in Raleigh and at the ACM Multimedia Conference in Santa Barbara, Cal. Her latest research was presented at the Hawaiian Arts and Humanities Conference in Waikiki in 2007.
Tickets for the Contemporary Dance Ensemble recital are $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office,(603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.
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