The Nazareth Spring Dance Concert, "Origin," will offer two evenings of fresh dances by professional and student choreographers at Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater (4245 East Avenue). The show will highlight new works by guest choreographers Eran Hanlon and Mariko Yamada; repertory by Sarah Coolidge; new faculty works by Allison Bohman, Paige Cummings, and Heather Roffe; and will include four new works by student choreographers Ged Owen, Meghan Palmer and Anastasia Pembroke, Olivia Bauso, and Demitri Payne.
Roffe's piece was commissioned by NYC composer Jane Antonia Cornish, whose work "Continuum" will be performed Nazareth and Eastman musicians. The costumes used in Owen's work are the product of collaborative design between Nazareth art students and theatre students, and Hanlon's work will blend dance with the theatrical and spoken word. Bohman's new dance, "charcoal, graphite & ink on paper," is inspired by visual artist Robert Longo's "Men in Cities" series, life-size drawings of sharply dressed men and women whose bodies are contorted reflections of emotion.
Performances of "Origin" will take place Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children and faculty; and free to Nazareth students. For more information, call 389-2170, or visit artscenter.naz.edu.