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SPRING DANCE CONCERT Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25

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Nearly thirty Bryn Mawr and Haverford students dance in the works of professional choreographers Kyle and Dinita Clark, Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Shannon Murphy, Olive Prince, and Meredith Rainey.  Students have also been learning a work with Idan Porges, an artist-in-residence this semester both   here and at Swarthmore.  

Two students will present work as well: a group piece by
Sofia Ranalli that takes on the problem of violence to women, and a restaging by student
Joie Waxler of an excerpt of Isadora Duncan’s early work, The Furies. The concert
includes dances in genres ranging from ballet to the
experimental, from Jazz to African.

Free Admission.  Reception Follows

Choreographers: Dinita and Kyle Clark are former dancers and rehearsal directors with Rennie Harris Puremovement, co-founders of Funky Sole Fundamentals and recent winners in two global street dance competitions– Juste Debout USA and Montreal’s Bust A Move festival; Rev. Nia Eubanks-Dixon is a former dancer with two high-powered companies, Urban Bush Women and the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble; Shannon Murphy is co-director of IdiosynCrazy Productions and is a sought-after independent dance artist and a choreographer in her own right who has worked with a wide range of dance artists and has presented work in the US and Canada; Olive Prince is a featured dancer and artist-in-residence with several companies, Artistic Director of Olive Prince Dance, and a choreographer whose dance and video works have earned accolades and awards; Meredith Rainey performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet as a soloist with Ballet X and has won numerous awards and grants for his work which has been performed in both North and South American as well as European venues; and Idan Porges is a former dancer in the Batsheva Ensemble and performer in the international cast of the Riksteatern’s presentation of Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyo. Also a choreographer and a preeminent teacher of Gaga movement language, Porges is a guest artist in a shared residency with Swarthmore College.

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