Nov. 30, 2010

Dance concert unites faculty, students and alums

Dance ensemble rehearsal

A dancer rehearses for the "Crossing Fixed Points" concerts Dec. 9 through 12. /PHOTO BY BEN GAJEWSKI '09

 

Faculty, guest artists, alums and students will all perform together in the Geneseo Dance Ensemble's December show, "Crossing Fixed Points."

The Dec. 9-12 concerts feature unique choreography created by the dancers, inspired by their personal experiences and myriad of emotions.

Allison Bohman '12 spent a summer studying in Paris and shares part of her experience, in "Love Is Us," about the search and longing for love and human connection. Two alums return as guests artists. Kylee Pike Fassle '04 and Heather Acomb '05 will each perform a light-hearted piece. Acomb is also the newest member of the dance faculty at Geneseo. She is an adjunct lecturer.

Professor Jonette Lancos, the ensemble's artistic director, will stage "Mexican Daydreamers," an original piece inspired by her travels to the Mexican countryside of Oaxaca and the modern city of Puerto Vallarta. The show also features several other performances by the ensemble, which includes the Dance Composition and Dance Kinesiology classes.
Concert directors are Lancos, Acomb, Jillian DeGironimo and Elizabeth Doyle '12. Associate Professor Johnnie Ferrell and Visiting Assistant Professor Crystal Ferrell mentored student costume designers and stage lighting.

Crossing Fixed Points will be performed Dec. 9-11 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. in Alice Austin Theater, Brodie Hall, at SUNY Geneseo. Tickets are $7 and are available at http://bbo.geneseo.edu. Call (585) 245-5833