Clinton, NY—The Hamilton College Department of Dance and Movement Studies will present its annual Spring Dance Concert on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, 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 Elaine Heekin, Sandra Stanton-Cotter, Bruce Walczyk, Paris Wilcox, in addition to guest choreographer John Castagna.
John Castagna, a resident choreographer of The Ballet Collective in Los Angeles, Calif., joins Hamilton College for another year of new contemporary ballet. Castagna’s piece AGE of ANXIETY will be set to excerpts from Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2.
Catacombs, a piece choreographed by Professor Elaine Heekin set to The Gusla Male Choir (Old Bulgarian and Russian Orthodox chants).
Sandra Stanton-Cotter is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. She will present First and Last Night set by Allegretto and Vivace, Chamber music of Bernard Herrmann and Jerome Moross.
“Open House at the Stickland Academy of Filipino Martial Arts” choreographed by Professor
Bruce Walczyk is presented in a “lecture/demonstration” format utilizing set patterns and
structured improvisation. The use of fire hardened rattan sticks such as olisi, bangkaw, olisi
palad, serrada olisi and yantok along with Richard Lloyd on percussion help to create the
soundscore for this piece that blends the visual and sound output of various rompido, abaniko, sinawali and sumbrada patterns.
Hamilton alumnus Paris Wilcox is a lecturer in dance and movement studies at Hamilton. He will present Bach Be Brevis, which will include Hamilton students, Jackson Bedford, Haley Raphael and Marjorie Wang.
Tickets for this event are $5 for adults/ $3 for senior citizens and students. For more information call: (315) 859-4331 or visit: www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.