GENESEO, N.Y. - The State University of New York at Geneseo will feature works by faculty, students and guest artists during its "Parabolic Paths" dance performance April 14-17 in the college's Alice Austin Theater in Brodie Hall. The Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2 o'clock.
The program will include guest artist Bill Evans' "Yes, Indeed!" The world- renowned choreographer is a dancer, teacher, writer, lecturer, adjudicator and consultant on movement theory. He has taught and served as an administrator of dance at various universities and companies in many parts of the United States. His performance experience in modern, ballet and tap has spanned the globe and his own compositions have enjoyed international attention. Evans currently is a visiting professor of dance at SUNY Brockport.
Guest artist Kylee Pike Fassle, a 2004 SUNY Geneseo alumna, will perform "Funny Heartache," a jazz piece set to Chris Botti's "My Funny Valentine" and Michael Buble's "Heartbreak Tonight." Guest artist, Eran David P. Hanlon, will premiere "The Last Coronation," a dance theatre piece with a video backdrop, set to music by Kevin Garcia.
Concert artistic director Jonette Lancos, professor of dance at Geneseo, will stage her original piece entitled "Mexico Daydreamers," inspired by her travels to the Mexican countryside of Oaxaca and the modern city of Puerto Vallarta. Lancos will also present "Ballet for Now," a classical ballet with a contemporary approach.
Heather Acomb, a 2006 SUNY Geneseo alumna and adjunct lecturer of Dance at Geneseo, will present "Of Harmony and Chaos," a group work exploring music visualization, Vivaldi, and all things Baroque.
The performance also will feature works by four senior students: Allison Bohman's" Love is Us," a contemporary ballet about the search and longing for love and human connection inspired by her summer study in Paris; Jillian DeGironimo's " Above All Things," a piece that delves into the universal process of grief; Elizabeth Doyle's "Nothing Collapses," a work inspired by the study of breath in dance, Walt Whitman's poem "Song of Myself 6," and the cycle of life; and Lauren Alaimo's "Sunrise," a solo about learning to trust and love oneself after experiencing an emotional low.
"Parabolic Paths" is directed by Lancos and Acomb, with student directors Jamie Hartle and Kelly Keenehan. Aly Ellis is stage manager. Student lighting and costume designers mentored by Theater faculty Johnnie Ferrell and Crystal Ferrell. Support for the production is provided by Orchesis Student Dance Organization and the School of the Arts.
Tickets for the concert are $8 for reserved seating and are available by visiting the Brodie Hall Box Office, bbo.geneseo.edu, or by calling (585) 245-5833.
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