Fall 2011

Gravity Defined:
The Spring Dance Concert

MEMBERS OF HSU'S DEPARTMENT of Theatre, Film, and Dance presented Gravity Defined for the 2011 Spring Dance Concert. In 10 performances, dancers staged an eclectic show of intricate and physically impressive dances featuring a range of aesthetic styles.

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  • A total of 46 dancers presented styles from tango, to hip-hop to postmodern and ballet.
  • Every other year, the spring dance concert choreographers work with scenic and costume designers from the department of Theatre, Film, and Dance. More than four-dozen students worked backstage on scene construction, painting, lighting, costumes and makeup. "With those elements and a variety of large and small ensemble dances, we put together what I think was a visually stunning show," said Professor Sharon Butcher, director of the Dance Studies program.
  • The concert featured three dances by student choreographers invited to the Northwest American College Dance Festival Conference earlier this spring: A Step Behind by Kara Ajetunmobi, Elevated Contour by Lyndsey Lascheck and In This Place by Jacqueline Bookstein.
  • "Something that was different this year," Butcher added, "was the presence of some talented freshmen and sophomores in our spring concert. This level of accomplishment doesn't usually happen until junior or senior year. So that was exciting not only for this year, but for years to come."