Mar. 10, 2011

Dance Ensemble hosts spring performance

Dance Ensemble

The Geneseo Dance Ensemble performs "Parabolic Paths" April 14 through 17. /PHOTO BY BEN GAJEWSKI '07/NORTH STREET STUDIOS










When dance Professor Jonette Lancos visited the Mexican countryside of Oaxaca and modern Puerto Vallarta, she was inspired to create "Mexico Daydreamers." She will stage the original dance piece April 14-17 in the Geneseo Dance Ensemble's spring production, "Parabolic Paths."

Lancos is artistic director for the program, which features diverse and also original peformances by faculty, alumni and students, including Geneseo's newest dance faculty member, alumna Adjunct Lecturer Heather Acomb '06. She will present "Of Harmony and Chaos," a group work exploring music visualization, Vivaldi and all things Baroque.

Guest artist Kylee Pike Fassle '04 will present a flirtatious jazz piece called "Funny Heartache," and the Ensemble will perform Bill Evan's "Yes, Indeed!," an upbeat tap piece of rhythms and synchronization. The also features works by several seniors, including Allison Bohman, Jillian DeGironimo, Elizabeth Doyle and LauRen Alaimo.

"Parabolic Paths" is directed by Lancos and Acomb along with students Jamie Hartle '12 and Kelly Keenehan '11. Aly Ellis '11 is stage manager with student lighting and costume designers mentored by Associate Professor Johnnie Ferrell and Visiting Assisant Professor Crystal Ferrell.

If you go ...
On Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m., in Alice Austin Theatre, Brodie Hall, the Geneseo Dance Ensemble will perform "Parabolic Paths," featuring works by faculty, guest artists and students. Tickets are $8 and available at the Brodie Box Office.