Scripps Dances into Spring 2005

“Scripps Dances,” the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department, will take place on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Garrison Theater. The program features original dance pieces choreographed by students, faculty, and guest artists. Tickets will be sold at the Garrison Theater Box Office beginning at 5 p.m. before each performance; general admission is $10.00, and $5.00 for seniors and Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff. A special promotion of three tickets for the price of two is being offered this year. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. For general concert information call (909) 607-2934.

Providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and guest artists to debut original choreography and performance work, “Scripps Dances” is one of the highlights of the dance department’s spring calendar. This year’s concert brings the work of seven students to the stage and includes the culmination of four senior projects. A variety of dance forms are represented including modern, jazz, and contemporary ballet. Student choreographers include Tova Eisner (Scripps ’06), Melissa Falcetti (Scripps ’05), Yael Japha (Pitzer ’06), Katy Lind (Scripps ’06), Nkechi Njaka (Scripps ’05), Eliza Pfister (Scripps ’05), and Molly Rogers (Scripps ’05). The students will also perform a flamenco work by guest artist, Liliana de Leon Torsiello, two short baroque ballroom dances by O’Brien Professor in Residence, Catherine Turocy, and an experimental performance piece by Joel Smith, Scripps dance faculty member.