For Immediate Release
Nov. 14, 2008

David Irwin
Media Relations Manager
(585) 245-5516


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Geneseo Dance Ensemble to Perform ‘Kinetic Framework’ Concert Dec. 4-7

GENESEO, N.Y. – The State University of New York at Geneseo’s Dance Ensemble will feature diverse works by both faculty and students during its “Kinetic Framework” concert Dec. 4-7 in the college’s Alice Austin Theatre.  The Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.  The Sunday matinee begins at 2 o’clock.

Concert co-director Jonette Lancos, professor of dance at Geneseo, will present two dances influenced by the indigenous and mestizo cultures of the United States and Mexico to the music of “Nuevo” by the Kronos Quartet, an internationally known string ensemble.  Co-director Ruben Ornelas, assistant professor of dance, will present “Bye-Ya,” a modern jazz dance, to the music of Thelonius Monk. 

Five student works will be presented in the program.  “Dynamics of Divergence” is a contemporary ballet about social conflict choreographed by Whitney Forbes, a senior from Marcellus, N.Y.  Marisa Garber, a senior from Woodbury, N.Y., will present “Confronting Choice,” a dance about the struggle to find one’s path in life, and Caitlyn Redmond, a senior from Churchville, N.Y., will present “Life is a Stage,” a dance focused on characters who are manipulated by evil forces. 

Dance kinesiology students will present a work based on movement studies.  Dance composition students will perform choreographic studies based on chance operation to live piano accompaniment by Anneliese Weibel, associate professor of music at Geneseo.

Student assistant directors for the production are Lauren Crispino, a junior from Ballston Lake, N.Y.; Sylvia Nelson, a junior from Cortland, N.Y.; and Julia Zdrojewski, a junior from North Tonawanda, N.Y.  The production staff includes faculty members Johnnie Ferrell, technical and lighting director; Steven Stubblefield, lighting designer; Crystal Ferrell, costume coordinator.  Student  Andrew Tao Li, a senior from New York City, is the stage manager.

Tickets for the concert are $6 for reserved seating and are available by visiting the Brodie Hall Box Office or, or by calling (585) 245-5833.

The Geneseo Dance Ensemble is sponsored by the Academic Affairs Committee, Student Association, Alumni Association, The Geneseo Foundation, Orchesis Dance Organization, and the School of the Arts.