Dance: A Choreography Showcase
Photo by Jon Crispin
The Department of Dance will
present Dulcet Dance, a free choreography showcase of four
subtle, honeyed, poetic pieces perfect for a warm spring
night on Thursday and Friday, April 23-24, at 8 p.m. in Scott
(Gymnasium) Dance Studio.
Dance majors Natanya Apfelbaum ’09, Carly Smith ’11
(who was recently offered admission to the highly selective
Alonso King’s Lines summer dance intensive in California),
and MFA candidate Jillian Grunnah, a teaching fellow in dance,
will present their original works in the concert. The final
selection of the program is the anticipated new work by Smith
graduate alumna Candice Salyers titled “Whispers from
a Future Me,” an exploration of non-linear time in
the development of self. Donna Mejia, guest-artist-in-residence
at Smith, is the artistic director for the showcase.
Seating is limited; reserve seats by calling the box office
at 413-585-ARTS. This event replaces the Spring Dance Concert.
Salyers received a BLS in Interdisciplinary Arts from the
University of Memphis, an MFA in Dance from Smith College,
and is pursuing a doctorate from Texas Woman’s University.
She has enjoyed working with a variety of choreographers,
including Victoria Marks, Li Chiao-Ping and Rodger Blum.
Her interest in connecting dance to a larger community
led her to found pARTners, a volunteer organization of
artists dedicated to sharing their art form with a variety
of people, for which she won the Alma Bucovaz Award for
Urban Service in 2001. Her solo performance work has most
recently been presented by New England Foundation for the
Arts and Bates Dance Festival.