MFA candidates in dance designed the moves, postgraduate composers wrote the music and undergraduate dance students bring it all to life in the Composer/Choreographer Collaborative Concert, opening tonight in Meany Studio Theater. The concert is the culmination of a class in which budding choreographers and composers create dances for student performers.
The program includes:
- Temper, Temper, a no-holds-barred movement firestorm that uses a heated argument as its metaphorical launching point. Michael Foley, choreographer; Ralph Forsland, composer.
- Jerk, a quirky, hyperactive dance exploring the fine line between self-righteousness and childishness. Jeff Curtis, choreographer; Melodie Linhart, composer.
- Bone Spill Suite, a dance for eight supported by Donald Craig’s improvisations with electric guitar and drums. Sarah Gamblin, choreographer.
- Service Related, a dance that uses weaving patterns and obsessive, angular movement to evoke one man’s attempt to assemble and deliver information. Terry Hollis, choreographer; Cristopher Ewing, composer.
- Fe, a gender bending quartet for three women and one man that explores contemporary feminist issues. Kelly Knox, choreographer; Deborah Penberthy, composer.
- Resistance to Displacement, a dance that investigates the modes of resistance and acceptance inherent between groups and individuals. Kristen Daley, choreographer; Donald Craig, composer.
- When We Fell, a dance exploring the consequences of living in a world out of balance. John Dixon, choreographer; Christopher Shainin, composer.
The concert will be Dec. 6-8 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Arts Ticket Office, 4001 University Way N.E., 206-543-4880.