PSU Students and Faculty Perform and Choreograph May 8 and 9

May 3rd, 2009 by Adam

Plymouth.N.H.—Choreographer Jennifer Weber, artistic director of DECADANCE THEATRE in Brooklyn, N.Y., will join Plymouth State University student and faculty choreographers and dancers in presenting a recital at 7 p.m. May 8 and 9 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

DECADANCETHEATRE takes the style, attitude, energy and female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance, according to PSU Director of Dance Amanda Whitworth.

Weber’s piece “I Was Here from the Beginning,” describes a love affair with hip-hop and the constant struggle to understand how women fit into the hip-hop culture in a positive way.

Student choreographers are Laura Dunwoody, a senior childhood studies major from Brookfield, Vt. and Michaela Rupp, a senior Spanish major from East Providence, R.I., “An Evening Dance with the Dogs;” Mackenzie Perra, a first-year interdisciplinary major from Goffstown, “Discordance;” Nicole Proulx, a senior childhood studies major, and Laura Silva, a senior marketing major, both from Londonderry, “Angels on the Moon” and Tonya White, a senior bachelor of fine arts major from Newport, Vt., “Let Her Go.”

Faculty works in a variety of genres include “Immersion” by Whitworth, “Sleepers, Awake!” by Lois Hanks, “Interstices” by Lenore Sousa, “Tap to It” by Aaron Tolson and “Moritat” by Lisa Travis.

Performers are: Nicole Baroni, a first-year student from Atkinson; Jillian Bromley, a sophomore accounting major from Lisbon; Heather Bourgeois, a junior early childhood studies major from Jaffrey; Lisa Busch, a senior adventure education major from Long Beach, N.Y.; Breanna Crawley, a senior childhood studies major from Windham; Amy Dresser, a senior theatre arts major from West Arlington, Vt.; Laura Dunwoody, Rachael Duval, a senior tourism management and policy major from Penacook; Bonnie Ficara, a first-year interdisciplinary major from Stratham; Ashley Grace, a first-year finance major from Wilmot; Sara Hamilton, a sophomore criminal justice major from Atkinson; Tessa Hamza, a first-year management major from Westford, Mass.; Brittany Hill, a first-year early childhood studies major from Houlton, Maine; Candace Howes, a sophomore management major from Hudson; Katie Lenhart, a sophomore music major from Norwich, Vt.; Jenna Mixon, a senior health education major from Derry; Ryan McCall, a senior theatre arts major from Bedford; Marissa McNutt, a sophomore undecided major from Gilford; Erin O’Connell, a junior communication studies major from Worcester, Mass.; Brandee Peglow, a junior theatre arts major from Pelham; Mackenzie Perra, a first-year interdisciplinary major from Goffstown; Beth Perron, a sophomore biology major from Northborough, Mass. and Kristen Persaud, a sophomore interdisciplinary studies major from Rocky Hill, Ct.

Also Michaela Rupp, a senior Spanish major from East Providence, R.I.; Nicole Proulx, a senior childhood studies major from Londonderry; Kate Richenthal, a first-year anthropology/sociology major from Bedford, N.Y.; Kayla Sheehan, a first-year accounting major from Tewksbury, Mass.; Laura Silva, a senior marketing major from Londonderry; Devin Silverthorne-Lillie, a first-year undecided major from Newport; Amanda Teneriello, a sophomore theatre arts major from Hudson; Michelle Wadle, a junior undecided major from Rumson, N.J.; Carrie Waldron, a senior English major from Meredith; Lindsey Weaving, a first-year undecided major from Southbury, Conn.; Tonya White, a senior bachelor of fine arts major from Newport, Vt. and Kimberly Wall, a senior childhood studies major from Peterborough.

Tickets for the dance concert are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and youth, and free to PSU students with I.D. at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869. Box Office hours are Monday–Friday, noon–5 p.m.

For dance concert information contact Carrie Waldron via e-mail to mailto:cewaldron@mail.plymouth.edu..

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