January 14, 2011
The Dance Program will kick off the winter term with a concert from the Dance Ensemble titled Reflected as well as the inaugural concert of the new freshman dance ensemble, FreshDance, appropriately titled New Beginnings.
The concerts will feature nearly 80 dancers and the choreography of
faculty, students, and the 2010 Ellen Forman Memorial Award Winner,
Reflected will feature works choreographed by students and
faculty. The various pieces will all focus on the idea of reflection,
and what that means for each choreographer. Nora Gibson, a Philadelphia
based dancer and choreographer, will have her work featured at the
concert. In 2008 she established the Nora Gibson Performance Project,
with Philadelphia as its home base.
FreshDance, Drexel’s first ever dance company for freshman, was
created to provide more opportunities for freshman dancers. Current
adjunct faculty members Jodie Obeid, Mina Estrada, and Stephen Welsh,
will have their choreography featured in New Beginnings. Two
pieces from Dance Ensemble repertory will also be remounted, providing
upper class choreographers the chance to collaborate with the freshman
company to further develop their work.
The Dance Ensemble’s Reflected will be performed Thursday,
January 27th, Friday, January 28th, and Saturday, January 29th, all at 8
PM. The first performance of the new freshman dance ensemble, New Beginnings,
is Saturday, January 29th at 3 PM and Sunday, January 30th at 1 PM.
Tickets are $8 for the general public, and $5 for students with ID.
Tickets are available at www.danceboxoffice.com
or by calling 215.895.2787. Both concerts will take place in the
Mandell Theater (33rd and Chestnut Streets). For more information,
please contact Jim Yandoli, Publicity Graduate Assistant, at
215.895.1275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.