Seniors to Dance “In the Marrow”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:30am

The Senior Dance Concert, In the Marrow, offers original works choreographed by seniors Rachel Blair and Mariam Dingilian, and by Paul Matteson, Five College assistant professor of dance. A solo work and two dance-theatre duets will be presented March 28 and 29 at 8 pm in the Kendall Studio Theatre. The concert’s artistic directors, Blair and Dingilian, describe it as “a crescendo of life forces.” Note: The presentation contains mature content.

Dance major Blair’s Witness takes the audience through a series of jolts, addressing the division of the self and asking the question, “What is left of you when your daily mask has been removed?”

Curtain Call is Dingilian’s view of a conflicted heroine exploring the nature and meaning of performance and the will to create. Inspired by the writings of Tennessee Williams, the piece examines the performer’s public and private world, probing the boundaries of self-doubt, sensitivity, and sanity, and chronicling her search for richness and joy.

Show Stoppers tells the tale of people who may be sisters, lovers, friends, or strangers but who share the same questions, fears, and secrets. Paul Matteson’s original duet has been restaged for this concert by Molly McBride ’14 and Hampshire College student Madison Palffy.

Reservations may be made by calling 413-538-2848 or emailing Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors. Reservations are recommended.

A reception will follow the opening night performance, featuring music by the Northampton band Eljebel.