UW News

November 21, 2002

Dance, music students partnerfor concert Dec. 4-8

The UW Dance Program will present its annual composer/choreographer collaborative concert Dec. 4–8 in Meany Studio Theater. The concert is the culmination of work over the last several months involving MFA candidates in dance and graduate student composers from the School of Music. The work will be performed by undergraduate dance students.

With an aural landscape composed by Cristopher Ewing, choreographer Kory Perigo presents The Organizing Principle of Nonsequitur — a compilation of random events that, by virtue of their juxtaposition, inform and give each other meaning.

A Place of Collar slips into the liminal spaces of time, travesty and identity with choreography by Carolyn Pavlik, text by Megan Breiseth and score by Josh Parmenter.

Rebecca Chisman’s Machine Room, a dance for six with original music by Josh Parmenter, investigates human interactions in a machine-driven, automatic world.

Climbing, falling, catching, and crumbling: just a few action verbs Kristen Daley explores in Anything but Pink. Composer Wyatt Fletcher’s percussive, invasive score spurs on the gritty atmosphere of this vigorous and physical dance for an all female cast.

Utilizing traditional Polynesian movement motifs, Appalachian themes and postmodern influences, choreographer Toby Billowitz and composer Wyatt Fletcher pay homage to Bambi’s mother with an as-yet untitled piece for six dancers.

In Periphery of Knowing, choreographer Kelly Knox explores the physical and psychological properties of light. An original surround-sound score by Josh Parmenter accompanies nine dancers as they coil and search through darkness.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 4–7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $9, $7 for students and seniors, and are available at the Arts Ticket Office, 206-543-4880.