2015-2016 Dance Series

Dolphin Dance ProjectDolphin 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.

Dance trioThunder; a trio
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Lawrence Memorial Chapel


Music, Choreography and Direction by Tatyana Tenenbaum;
In collaboration with performers Emily Moore and Laurel Snyder

In my work I strive to create a theater of the singing body through its most essential mechanics—the breath, contraction and expansion of the diaphragm, and the propulsion of sonic resonance. I place this corporeal investigation in direct and indirect conflict with narrative structures, language, costume and pageantry, inviting a clash between embodied and symbolic meanings.

At its onset, Thunder began as an attempt to stretch what I knew or, what I thought I knew, about the limits of the singing body.   Like the act of nature both heard and felt, Thunder engages the voice as a dual-object of reverberance and sensation–whose multiple phenomena collide in an instant of meaning. 

I am interested in tracing personal and collective histories through the American singing body. The inspiration for Thunder came from the forms and textures of early 1900’s follies, which are braided together into a coarse tapestry of sound, movement, force and presence.

Atria dance performanceAtria - 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

Unencumbered dance performanceUncucumbered
April 14, 2016
Esch Hurvis 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 by Steven Schreiber.