Spring Dance Concert Features “Pavanne with Plywood” and Other Community Collaborations

March 20, 2012 — The Dance and Movement Studies Program at Allegheny College will present its annual Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on March 29, 30, and 31 in the college’s Montgomery Performance Space. The concert is free and open to the public.

This year’s concert features the dance “Over Time…,” which explores how western social dance has contributed to the experience of community and how that experience can vary and change in different contexts. “Over Time…” is a collaboration among many members of the Dance and Movement Studies community, including Jan Hyatt, the program’s founder, George Vukmer, Rachel O’Brien, Jack Lindberg and John Hyatt, as well as Allegheny student performers.

Doug Lodge will perform a solo piece, “Pavanne with Plywood,” that pays homage to those who do physical work. Eleanor Weisman has collaborated with students to present a piece that explores the human relationship with water and the environment. Betsy Sumerfield explores the concept of dance and community in a large group piece. James Reedy draws on images of family and community in a piece contributed in collaboration with students in the college’s upper-level Modern Dance class.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Dance and Movement Studies Office at 814-332-2813.