posted April 4, 2007

Dance Program to Present Student Performances

 Hope College students are completely behind the student choreographed and student danced shows on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre, and also on Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in the Dow Center dance studio.

The public is invited to all three of the performances. Admission is free.

All the works are adjudicated, and most have been reviewed by faculty throughout the creative process. In addition, the April 16 and 17 shows are reviewed by a total of four outside professionals to offer more feedback to students on their work. The reviewers include dance professionals Matthew Thornton and Alicia Diaz, as well non-dance artists Cindy Alberg and Katherine Sullivan.

While many of the students involved are dance majors, Steven Iannacone of the Hope dance faculty notes that audiences will find biology majors choreographing pieces which include business major dancers. "We open these performances to any student who wants to submit a work and see if it is selected," Iannacone said.

The April 23 performance is for works which call for a more intimate space and creative staging. The dance studio does not include a stage, so audience and dance members share the same space.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St. in downtown Holland. The Dow dance studio is on the second floor of the Dow Center located at 168 E. 13th St.