Endicott Repertory Dance Ensemble Presents – Finelight
BEVERLY – In a cutting-edge performance featuring dance, art, and video, student dancers of Endicott College’s Repertory Dance Ensemble “journey through obstacles in finding the light” amidst original images and motion videography. Directed by Professor Nicole Sao Pedro with Visual Communications Professors Cynthia Roberts and Lawrence Volk. The show opens Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM and continues on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Tia’s Theater, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Admission is $5 for General admission. Reserve tickets at tickets.endicott.edu or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700.
The students and professors are thrilled to be working so closely together on this creative endeavor.
“Collaborating with Nicole (Professor Sao Pedro) and Cynthia (Professor Roberts) has been a great opportunity for me as it has allowed me to explore an expanded context for working with visual imagery,” said Professor Volk. “Nicole conceived of a narrative to which Cynthia and I developed imagery in response. As the work evolved, our combined visions coalesced to form a very dynamic and layered piece. Exchanging ideas in the service of a shared expression has been a wonderful process.”
Professor Sao Pedro agreed:
“This has been an exciting and interesting process collaborating with Cynthia Roberts and Larry Volk,” she said. “Using visual art, video, and dance has given me the chance to take my choreography to the next level. I am excited to see the finished product in performance. The students of this course have worked hard to portray the show’s concept.”
The combination of physical ideas and imagery has given birth to art in ways none of them had anticipated.
"Working with Nicole again has been opened me up to a new way of seeing visual forms,” said Professor Roberts, who collaborated with Professor Sao Pedro in the 2009 production Life Horizon. “Ultimately, while the language of dance is recorded through notation, it is seeing other humans illustrating our feelings and ideas through movement that makes the experience so compelling. Larry (Professor Volk) has brought the photographer's eye to the time-based visual narrative, adding texture and dimensions of light. It's been a great collaboration which I'm eager to share with the public."
For more information about Professor Roberts’ and Volk’s work, visit www.cynthia-roberts.com/
Faculty and students involved in the production include: Cynthia Roberts, Visual Communications Professor, of Marblehead, MA; Nicole Sao Pedro, Coordinator of Dance, of Salem, MA; Lawrence Volk, Visual Communications Professor, of Arlington, MA; Taylor Attea of Plymouth, MA; Meghan Bolen of Lake George, New York; Lauren Duddy of Arlington, MA; O’Lyvia Fuller of Dracut, MA; Kristin Halls of Westfield, MA; Kimberly Miller of Groton, MA; Suzanne Millett of Reading, MA; and Marisa Minoff of NY, NY.
Admission to Finelight is $5 for General admission and free for Endicott College ID holders. Reserve tickets at tickets.endicott.edu or by leaving a message at the box office at (978) 998-7700. For more information about the Endicott College Repertory Dance Ensemble, the Visual Communications Major or the Center for the Arts, please contact Becca Kenneally, Performing Arts Chair, at email@example.com or (978) 232-2397; or you can visit the Endicott College Center for the Arts webpage at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.