2015-16 Dance Series

All events are free and open to the public.

Dolphin Dance Project- Film Screening and talk with Q&A
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 8:00 p.m.
Wriston Auditorium

The films of the Dolphin Dance Project delightfully upend assumptions about who is 'us' and who is 'animal'.

Directors Chisa Hidaka, MD and Benjamin Harley will screen their films featuring the dances co-created by trained humans and wild dolphins in the open ocean, and share their perspectives on working with wild dolphins as artistic equals. The program will include a preview of "Dolphin Dreams" a short documentary shot by multi-Emmy Award winning director and IMAX underwater cinematographer Howard Hall with an original score by Grammy Award winning cellist and composer David Darling.


Thunder presented by Tatyana Tenenbaum with Emily Moore and Laurel Snyder
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Thunder is a new work for singing bodies by Choreographer/Composer Tatyana Tenenbaum in collaboration with performers Emily Moore and Laurel Snyder.  Tenenbaum's work explores the phenomenal space of the singing body from interwoven perspectives of dance, performance, theater and music.  Using the voice as the central point of deconstruction, her work forms coarse tapestries of sound, movement, force and presence.  Like the act of nature both heard and felt, Thunder investigates the singing body as an object of reverberance and sensation, whose dual phenomena collide in an instance of meaning. 

Tatyana Tenenbaum is a choreographer and composer based in Brooklyn, NY.  Her original work has been commissioned and presented by The Chocolate Factory Theater, Temple University, Dance Theater Workshop Fresh Tracks, Center for Performance Research, Roulette Intermedium, Danspace Project’s Draftwork series, Panopoly Performance Laboratory, The Watermill Center and AUNTS, among others.  She has been an artist-in-residence at Pieter PASD (LA), The Field (NYC) and Espacio Ambimental (Bogotá, Colombia). In addition to creating work, she has facilitated ongoing classes in Embodied Vocal Practice at various spaces in New York City, as well as at Earthdance (Plainfield, MA) and Temple University (Philadelphia) as the recipient of the Reflection: Response Choreographic Commission 2014.  She received dual degrees from Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music.

Funding Credits: Thunder was supported, in part, by Temple University's Reflection: Response Choreographic Commission 2014 and an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art.


Photo Credits: Colin Nusbaum


Atria - a feeling of space and light
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Science Hall Atrium

Performers: Gabriel Forestieri, Margaret Paek, Loren Dempster, Matt Turner, and special guest artists/students

Atria are designed to connect inside and out. Giving views of the exterior environment while providing shelter from the elements. This work is a celebration of the desire to bring the outside inside and allow the inside to live outside.

As the Choreographer/Director of projectlimb, Gabriel Forestieri has been commissioned to make work in 15 countries and 5 states. A love of movement from dance, anatomy, massage, evolution, martial arts, yoga, and gyrokinesis all contribute to his teaching style. Gabriel has taught dance at The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, New York University, 100 Grand, Movement Research, Carnegie Melllon University, Hollins University, Joffrey Ballet School, and the Movement Invention Project. Internationally he has taught at Dance festivals in Sweden, Argentina, Finland, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Quebec, and Spain. ProjectLIMB has created outdoor public works in Buenos Aires, Dublin, Finland, Brussels, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Ibiza, Salt Lake City, Montreal, Miami, Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, Dallas, Washington D.C., Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Thailand, and New York City. Find out more at projectlimb.net

April 14, 2016
Esch  Studio, Warch Campus Center


Uncucumbered is a radical fictitious version of the future ensemble we are to be but (are) not, yet. Its members have long performance histories and dance practices that twine at different times and places but they have never performed in the same room together. Until now.

Uncucumbered includes Bradley Teal Ellis, Melissa Guerrero, Elise Knudson, Margaret Paek, and Paul Singh.

photo credit: Steven Schreiber

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