Clinton, NY—The Hamilton College Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and Performing Arts on the Hamilton campus.

The performance will feature Hamilton student dancers and choreography by Hamilton faculty Sandra Stanton-Cotter, Bruce Walczyk and Paris Wilcox, Hamilton College seniors Kate Gwydir and Victoria Slack, in addition to guest choreographer John Castagna. John Castagna, a choreographer from Los Angeles, creates a new work UpDown exploring the extreme range of movement and emotions.

Nine Hamilton College ballet dancers will perform to a new score commissioned from composer Thomas Schoenberger, inspired by a theme of Beethoven.

Hamilton College seniors Katherine Gwydir and Victoria Slack will perform their choreographed piece Ripe and Ruin set to the music Interlude I by Alt-J. Sandra Stanton-Cotter is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. She will present La Follia set by Antonio Vivaldi. A new dance work, also titled La Follia, explores the delicate
balance, fleeting beauty and possible chaos between the 5 elements (Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire). “Sarawak…,” choreographed by Professor Bruce Walczyk, will present a piece based on his experience and research in Southeast Asia that blends ideas of east meets west. At Adau, a band from Kuching, East Malaysia provides the soundtrack.

Hamilton alumnus Paris Wilcox is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. He will present In/Between” an aspect of his MFA in dance thesis work on “The Aesthetics of Labor” set to Richard Lloyd’s piano score; A Reflection set to the music of George Frideric Handel’s
Largo. Wilcox will also give an artist talk at 4:30 p.m. in The Red Pit in Kirner Johnson at 4:30 p.m. on March 2, about his journey as a performing and teaching dance artist.

Tickets for this event are $5 for adults/ $3 for senior citizens and students.


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