Photo Gallery: Fall Dance Concert- SPACING

SPACING

Fall Dance Concert

Department Of Theatre And Dance, Whitman College

Whitman student dancers Rebecca Wertheimer & Eva Sullivan as Bluebirds performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop
as Lesbian Princess & Firebird performing Woodland Duet excerpt from The Firebird, a Ballez (2013) choreographed by  Katy Pyle and Jules Skloot

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop as Lesbian Princess & Firebird performing Woodland Duet excerpt from The Firebird, a Ballez (2013) choreographed by  Katy Pyle and Jules Skloot

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop as Lesbian Princess & Firebird performing Woodland Duet excerpt from The Firebird, a Ballez (2013) choreographed by  Katy Pyle and Jules Skloot

 

A Poem, Written by Heather Hamilton, After Margins of Prophecy

It echoes

sound memory into a channel: crown

of my head rib cage stomach, taut

 

the emptiness bigger because of what is there

 

my memory turned inwards mime softness

ocean river relief in the not quite there

silhouette memory turned inwards

 

pressure quenches focus on focus

on breakdown down deadpan pressure

 

a gesture toward…toward something already there

I reached the top of a mountain the sky ate my

hands left no fingerprints unneeded here

that same something unfurls without aid, with aid

with the calling, the seam, the seam at

the edge of an ocean

 

a dream, a supplication that was it

not real a mother was there at the edge of an ocean not

the place an ocean nostalgia woven into hair

hands              hands

pulse pulse bringing open bringing into gesture

 

even now something remains

this is the shape of it.

 

Whitman student dancers Natalie Nutter and Heather Hamilton performing in Interference Variations choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Renée Archibald

Whitman student dancers performing in Interference Variations choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Renée Archibald

Whitman student dancer Natalie Nutter performing in Interference Variations choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Renée Archibald

Whitman student dancers performing in Interference Variations choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Renée Archibald

Whitman student dancers performing in Interference Variations choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Renée Archibald

Interview with Self,  Written by Heather Hamilton, After Interference Variations

Yes, I do start inside my own body

etching lines over arm, over leg.

Not lines, spirals, no, wind –

eye burst arrow. Delivery, marker.

Because I began with more thoughts

than limbs, because windmills never stop

until the sky is just so. Had you considered they have

a choice in the matter?

Like rain, arriving before we know it,

the ascent all sinew and sliding trees,

meeting of inners and outers, past of past slides

inside present present.

What can this part do, I ask. There’s no need

to hear the answer, with my voice on my body

(under my body?).

And where are your eyes

so I might

hold them?

Landing like paper

folding, the air

might catch but before

it does, let me see.

I like the shape of this ease.

Over here the sign reads: hermit crab doing underwater

dance with shell swaps at incalculable moments. In

and out of these, snapshot, yes, I do begin

in my own body.

 

Whitman student dancer Amara Killen performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

Whitman student dancers Emily Dorn, Sabina Rogers, Amara Killen, and Beatrice Solomon performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

Whitman student dancers Sabina Rogers (front), Amara Killen, and Beatrice Solomon (back) performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

Whitman student dancers Emily Dorn, Amara Killen, and Beatrice Solomon performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

Whitman student dancers Emily Dorn, Sabina Rogers, Amara Killen, and Beatrice Solomon performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

Whitman student dancers Amara Killen, Emily Dorn, and Beatrice Solomon performing Margins of Prophecy choreographed by Whitman Professor of Dance Peter de Grasse

A Poem, Written by Heather Hamilton, After Margins of Prophecy

It echoes

 

sound memory into a channel: crown

of my head rib cage stomach, taut

 

the emptiness bigger because of what is there

 

my memory turned inwards mime softness

ocean river relief in the not quite there

silhouette memory turned inwards

 

pressure quenches focus on focus

on breakdown down deadpan pressure

 

a gesture toward…toward something already there

I reached the top of a mountain the sky ate my

hands left no fingerprints unneeded here

that same something unfurls without aid, with aid

with the calling, the seam, the seam at

the edge of an ocean

 

a dream, a supplication that was it

not real a mother was there at the edge of an ocean not

the place an ocean nostalgia woven into hair

 

hands              hands

 

pulse pulse bringing open bringing into gesture

 

even now something remains

this is the shape of it.

 

 

Whitman student dancers Eva Sullivan as Cinderella & Rebecca Wertheimer as Club Boss performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Whitman student dancers Eva Sullivan & Rebecca Wertheimer as Cinderella & Club Boss performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop as Cats performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop as Cats performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Whitman student dancers Kyla Rapp & Amelia Bishop as Cats performing Club Duets, excerpt from Sleeping Beauty & the Beast  (2016) choreographed by  Katy Pyle

Production Team
Concert Director:…………………………………………….. Renée Archibald
Stage Manager: …………………………………………………Donovan Olsen
Lighting Designer: ……………………………………………Michael Johnson
Costume Designer: ………………………………………………….Laurie Haluska
Sound Engineer: …………………………………………………Kevin Walker
Master Electrician: ……………………………………………….Kevin Walker
Props Master: ……………………………………………….Nathan Tomsheck
Costume Shop Director: …………………………………………Robin Smasne
Technical Director: …………………………………………Nathan Tomsheck
Light Board Operator: ………………………………………………….Janssie Zhu
Sound Board Operator: ……………………………………………..Ellie Wilkinson
Run Crew: ……………………………………………………………Theo Hughes
Run Crew: ………………………………………………………Onika Dikeledi
Wardrobe Crew/Run Crew: ……………………………………Ethan Raffman
Wardrobe Crew: …………………………………………………..Phyllis Pawa