to Perform for Commencement Weekend
The Celebrations Dance
Company will bring to life the children’s
picture book favorite Where the Wild Things Are by
Maurice Sendak during Smith’s commencement weekend.
The concert marks the 25th anniversary of this student-run
dance company and will be performed Thursday and Friday,
May 15 and 16, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m.
in the Scott Dance Studio Theater.
The program will include
a combination of new and restaged works choreographed by
various members of the Smith dance community. Five College
lecturer/professor of dance Marilyn Middleton-Sylla of
the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers, will debut a commissioned
original work. The concert will also include choreography
by MFA students Maura Donohue (former artistic director
for Celebrations), Audra Carabetta (former Celebrations
member), Jillian Grunnah, and Lona Lee, and by several
undergraduates, including current artistic director Zoë Marr ‘08.
For the past 25 years,
Celebrations Dance Company has functioned on campus as
a student-run organization, founded to celebrate marginalized
forms of dance, including West-African and Jazz. Over the
decades these forms have expanded to include the dance
backgrounds of the company’s membership.
This student-run organization provides a unique space for
students to choreograph and produce works in a supportive
community. Currently there are 17 members of Celebrations
Celebrations is sponsored by the Smith College Department
of Dance and the Smith College Student Government Association.
Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 students/seniors. For
more information and reservations, call (802) 345-7254 or
email: Zoe Marr, firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited.