Dance Candidates Present a Complex Notion
Excerpt from the MFA Dance
Concert. (Photo by Jim Coleman.)
The annual MFA Dance Concert
at Smith College is always the highlight of the winter
dance season. This year’s
concert, titled “A Complex Notion,” features
exciting new works by second-year Master of Fine Arts in
Dance candidates Audra Carabetta, Jillian Grunnah and Lona
Performances will take place Thursday through Saturday,
Feb. 12 through 14, at 8 p.m. in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center.
Carabetta’s modern dance piece explores the physical
and emotional effects of spaciousness and crowding on personal
relationships. “The architectural landscape of space
continues to shift as dancers move in and out of large movement
patterns, intricate gestures, and intimate physical connections,” she
Lee’s work, titled Caterpillar (just discarded
old-skin), is an autobiographical modern dance exploring
the inherent ties, transitions, and symbols of a family
rooted in dysfunction. She invites the audience to participate
by reflecting on how their past has helped to shape their
In her work Social Studies, Grunnah explores the
cynical side of campus relationships and communication through
comedy and explosive dancing.
Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are
$9 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors.
Call the box office (413-585-ARTS) or view the performance
for more information about this and other performing arts
events at Smith.