Dance Department

Events, Spring 2015

The 2015 Reed Spring Dance Concert

Friday May 8, and Saturday May 9, 2015, at 7:00 PM @ Reed College's Greenwood Performance Stage. Tickets are $3 for Adults, $1 for Seniors and Non-Reed Students with ID. Performance is free for the Reed Community with ID.

This event is supported by the Reed Dance Department, Weitkamp and Mellon Fund for Dance Programming

The Reed College Dance Department presents the 2015 Spring Dance Concert, featuring choreography by students, faculty and guest choreographers. This semester’s concert will be held in the Reed College’s newly renovated Greenwood Performance Stage on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th at 7 pm.

The concert features the work of guest choreographers Alexander Dones (in collaboration with AutumnMarie Dones), Laura Haney, and James Healey, performed by members of Reed’s Contemporary Performance Ensemble, as well as an improvisational score by Luke Gutgsell. Alexander Dones is a dancer , choreographer, and educator currently based in Portland, Oregon. He has performed with Doug Elkins, Cori Marquis and The Nines [IX], Northwest Dance Project, MOMIX, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and more. Luke Gutgsell has performed in the companies of David Dorfman, Tiffany Mills, and Risa Jaroslow, among others. His own work has been presented at Danspace Project, LaMamma Theater, West End Theater and Teatro Merida. Laura Haney is a former member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and BodyVox. She is a Scott certified Pilates instructor and has taught numerous dance workshops and master classes across the country. James Healey is a freelance dance artist, teacher, choreographer, and a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts. Currently, James is a guest faculty member at Pacific University, and a choreographer and teacher for the Canby High School Dance Team.

Additionally, the concert presents seven dances choreographed and performed by the Reed Dance Troupe, an entirely student-organized, extra-curricular dance ensemble. Dance Troupe members meet for several hours each week throughout the year to bring together their creative visions. The concert also features choreography by Reed dance professors Carla Mann and Minh Tran in collaboration with their students, as well as music by Courtney Von Drehle of Three Leg Torso.

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