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Senior Dance Concert to run Nov. 21-23

The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its annual Senior Dance Concert at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

The 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. times will be different performances. Tickets are $8 for adults and free for students with a valid Ohio University ID.

Have you ever been stuck between an undeniable connection and a compelling reason to destroy that connection? Choreographer Kristopher Terry's piece "Illicit" explores the tender and intensely rigid relationship between three friends. Terry's unique movement style and dynamic performance of his dancers evokes empathy for the "dance" within a relationship and ensuing connections.

"Free at Best," choreographed by Irene Honora, explores mental and physical entrapment through the blend of gesture and full-bodied movement. Augmented by an original score from composer Tony Void, the dark setting is created with themes of resentment, anger, liberation, and hope.

Elizabeth Conway's solo work, "Spitting Image," fuses live and video dance. Yielding to the containment of her 8' by 8' square, her subtle and decisive movements juxtapose the relationship between the real and virtual image.

Memories, map-making, and drawing are the creative tools used to remember Emily Stepleton's grandmother in her solo work, "Reconfiguration of Drumbeat Red." An original score by Alyssa Scabby blends rhythms of cooking instruments, waves of Lake Erie, and distorted Ernest R. Ball music scores.

Emma W. Rumberg's work, "Less than 500nm Seen at Full," explores the power and potential of the sun that exists within the human form. Seven dancers enliven images of solar flares that burst and lash out into space. These flares are fodder for tensility making up the sun potential of human interaction.

For more information, contact the School of Dance at 740-593-1826 or dance@ohiou.edu