An interactive dance event for children created by Hope College Dance affiliate StrikeTime Dance Company will be performed at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland on Friday April 15, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, at 1p.m.
The public and invited. Admission is free, but will require tickets being distributed in advance.
Dances presented will include “All Things Come To The Frog” (the prequel to the “Frog Prince”--a fable with a twist of lemon-lime, originally created in 2008), choreographed by Linda Graham; “Classroom Procedures,” choreographed by Heather Vaughn-Southard; and original pieces shared by high school students from Zeeland and Owosso inspired by various works of poetry.
The highlight of the concert will be “Kandinsky’s Symphony,” an original work by StrikeTime director Nicole Flinn and dancers, inspired by artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), subject of the children’s book “The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art” by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Mary Grandpre.
“Kandinsky’s Symphonty” is linked to a special outreach effort between StrikeTime Dance and the Zeeland elementary art program, in which third graders learned about Kandinsky through literature and art experiences. Inspired by Kandinsky, the students explored their own creativity through artistic processes. Their artwork will be displayed during the performances. These students will also attend a special matinee performance on Friday, April 15.
The concert is supported by the Hope College Department of Dance, the Maxine DeBruyn Endowment for Dance Education and the Hope College Patrons for the Arts. The Hope College Patrons for the Arts also provided support for the outreach experience.
The free tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St., between College and Columbia avenues.