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Senior Dance Concert

The Senior Dance Concert will be held at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

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Senior Dance Concert to be held April 11-12

The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater presents its annual Senior Dance Concert at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

Tickets are on sale now and are free to OHIO students with a valid University ID and $8 for adults. Tickets are available by calling 740-593-1780.

Each of these one-hour performances will feature different performances, showcasing the Dance Division’s artistry, creative exploration and movement making, including:

The universe is surrounded by breath. Jennifer Fingerhut's breath sends currents of energy through the space in her solo, “No Shock Advised.” The audience is sent into a kinesthetic journey of therapeutic doses being sent to the heart, exploring the beauty of revitalization.

Irene Honora's dance, “To Each His All,” reveals the contrast between the destructive forces of water and fire. The emotional and spiritual concepts that are present in both elements and how human beings respond to them are explored.

Emma W. Rumberg's solo work, “This is Alive: Right Now,” examines the multiplicities of interpersonal relationships controlled by trust. The opportunity to experience the dimensions of intimacy is incapacitated by our insecurities. Accompanied by an original score composed by Michael Wall, Rumberg endures the vulnerabilities inherent within trust in search of perpetual self-integration.

In “Crowded Isolation,” Lauren Slivosky explores human interactions that are interrupted when people simply tune out. The eclectic beats of electronic artist Pogo move the dancers through the space as they fall, catch, manipulate and awaken one another to find presence in the oblivion of society.

“A Woman of Chiffon” is choreographed and performed by Vittoria Casagranda. The piece's inspiration arises from the solo female singer of the 1960's. Integrated with sound composed by Seth Alexander, the movement is simple, yet detailed and somewhat quirky, producing a humorous performance.

A quartet choreographed by Danielle Doell explores the inner struggle of the human need to be filled and asks if being empty, bare or blank is enough. Doell's dancers question and examine these concepts as they manipulate paper and space. Composed sounds by Blithe Field create a distinct environment that questions if anything is ever left unfilled in space, within the inner being, or inside other mediums.