The Department of Theatre and Dance’s Spring 2010 Danceworks performance was an engaging visual feast!
The creative collaboration between our faculty, our undergraduate students, and our MFA students resulted in a thrilling production. Directed by Maida Withers, the performance featured pieces by guest choreographer Jodi Melnick and Professor Dana Tai Soon Burgess, as well as GW students Molly Berger, Melanie Gutmann, Sarah Broder Wilson, and Jennifer Sansone.
The costumes, designed by Karen Cerkez, enhanced the movement, flow, and effects of the passionate and precise dancing.
I was particularly thrilled to discover several of the dancers are Presidential Scholars in the Arts and have crossed the boundaries between the arts and sciences. For example, junior Derek Jones is a double-major in Theatre and Physics, sophomore Juliayn Lake is majoring in International Affairs and Dance and minoring in Religion, and Alexandra Lang is a double-major in Political Communication and Dance. It truly excites me when students explore their interests and take advantage of the diverse programs that Columbian College offers.
Keep your eye out for Danceworks next year, you don’t want to miss it!