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SHOWCASING STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY
-- Danceworks, a Southeastern Louisiana University dance company, will
showcase works by student choreographers in a March 25 concert titled “The
Willing Suspension.” The works include “Traveling Through My Perception,”
a solo choreographed and performed by Kristin Brooke Johnson of Oakdale.
“THE WILLING SUSPENSION” SHOWCASES
HAMMOND -- Seven dances choreographed
by Southeastern Louisiana University students and two short films by faculty
members will be showcased in “The Willing Suspension,” a concert by Danceworks,
Southeastern’s resident dance company.
The concert, scheduled for 7:30
p.m. March 25, at Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall, is part of the
music and dramatic arts department’s spring “Encore!” performing arts series
and the university’s celebration of March as Women’s History Month.
The concert opens with “Traveling
Through My Perception,” a solo depicting a personal journey, choreographed
and performed by Kristin Brooke Johnson of Oakdale.
Other student works include:
• “A Revelation of the Cross,”
choreographed by Elizabeth Robertson of Nashville, Tenn., and performed
by her sisters Cheryl, Deanna, Michelle and Sarah Robertson. Robertson
said her piece puts movement to her emotions and beliefs about the Christian
symbol of the cross.
• “The Chaos of Structure,” an
exploration of circular motions choreographed and performed by Jarrod Cashe
• “Enchanted Entanglement,” also
choreographed by Cashe. He will be joined by dancers Matthew Hayes of Slidell,
Shannon Herbert of Covington, and Stacy Sabathe of Chalmette. Described
as “an abstract narrative of nature and fantasy within the natural world,”
Cashe’s second piece explores shapes and people within space.
• “Forgotten Sacrifices,” choreographed
by Tracy D. Oliveri of Baton Rouge and performed by Oliveri and Elizabeth
Hughes of Kentwood. Oliveri describes the piece as “a remembrance of all
who have given their lives for our freedom.”
• “A Walking Meditation,” choreographed
and performed by Alison Maraman of Zachary. Maraman said she was inspired
by the writings of Thich Nhat Han on awareness of movement, breath and
life. She said she created the piece using simple warm-up techniques that
she learned from her dance professors.
• “Becoming,” choreographed by
Jessica Lee of Kentwood and performed by Lee and Micah Richerand of Folsom.
Lee said her dance examines the relationship between past and present,
“how what passes seems so near but is quite untouchable.”
In addition to the students’
dances, the concert will feature the short videos “Out in the Rain” by
Southeastern Lab School art teacher Denise Tullier-Holly, and “An Act of
Bravery” by dance professor Martie Fellom.
Ellen Sovkoplas of Hammond is
technical and lighting director for the concert.
Tickets for “The Willing Suspension”
are $5, general admission; $3, senior citizens and non-Southeastern students.
Southeastern students are admitted free with their university I.D. For
additional information, contact Fellom at 985-549-2133.