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Dance lovers can check out the College of William & Mary Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance’s upcoming DANCEVENT, which features performances from faculty, members of the Orchesis Modern Dance Company and guest artists.
Joan Gavaler, the college’s director of dance, will have three works presented this year.
Captain Equilibrium, choreographed and performed by Gavaler, is a “movement monologue” about a superhero experiencing a midlife crisis, a recent news release states.
Hatch, also performed by Gavaler, is about the development of a newborn creature. Falling and Flying, which explores the place where dance and acrobatics meet, will be presented by Orchesis company members and
Faculty member Leah Glenn will present two works for DANCEVENT. Reaching Out and Leaning In is a new group performance that “explores the varying degrees of relationships,” the news release states. It will be performed to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4. Invisible is an abstract piece inspired by human trafficking that serves as the show’s finale.
Lauren Morris, lecturer of dance and acclaimed choreographer, will showcase two works.
Her first piece, The Characteristics of Living Things, is a solo performed by William & Mary alumna Libby Kerver that interprets “the seven characteristics of living things and how we interact and construe the elements around us,” according to the release. The Risk of Standing Still is a group work performed by members of the Orchesis that represents an exploration of physical connection.
DANCEVENT will be presented at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for military, $10 for groups of 10 or more and $7 for students and children. Tickets can be bought in person at PBK, over the phone by calling 757-221-2674 or by clicking here.