Apr. 03, 2012

Dance Ensemble celebrates 44 years

Dance poster


Geneseo's Dance Ensemble and the Dance Studies Program is in its 44th year of offering opportunities for creative movement to students. On Thursday, April 12, through Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., students, faculty and alumni will present "Connected Kinetics." 

The show is led by Artistic Director and Professor of Dance Jonette Lancos, Assistant Director and adjunct faculty member Heather Acomb '05 and student Assistant Directors Rachael Beckman and Kaitlin Keller. The show features choreography by faculty and guest artists including: Lancos, Acomb, Kylee Pike Fassler '04, Broadway choreographer and dancer Joe Langworth '88, Edward Murphy and Sabatino Verlezza.

Pieces include Langworth's emotional "Cut Short" and Fassler's flirtatious jazz work to Tierney Sutton's "Route 66." Lancos and Megan Killea '13 have restaged a trio from Act II of "La Bayadère," a Russian classic ballet based on the original by Marius Petipa.

Acomb will present a new group work, "Maria Va." An energetic modern work captures the process of building positive energy in a quest towards happiness, choreographed by Jamie Hartle '12 and titled "Moving Forward." Hartle's work, along with "Cut Short" and "Tobi Roppo," were recently performed at the American College Dance Festival at Penn State University.

The show is presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Performances are in the Alice Austin Theatre in Brodie Hall. Tickets cost $8 and are available at the Student Association Ticket Office or by calling (585) 245-5873.