Senior dance students to
present concert April 20

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.-Middlebury College senior dance
students Caroline Bodkin and Jareb Keltz will offer an evening-length
concert of dance works, “Next to Standing” and “We Live Here, We Work
Here,” on April 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. in the Middlebury College Center
for the Arts Dance Theatre on South Main Street (Route 30).
Real-life movement interactions inspire the work of both of these
choreographers. Bodkin transforms familiar encounters into dreamlike
sequences, while Keltz looks at the ways in which perceptions of the
world and interactions with other people influence environmental
awareness and action.

The performance begins with “Next to Standing,”
a 30-minute sequence in three parts choreographed by Bodkin, who will
perform the dance with student dancers Mikey Azzara, Andrew Boyer,
Mike Deni, Caitlin Greenfield, Kim Guion and Kate Stamper. “Next to
Standing” explores themes of emotional and physical intimacy and
alienation through the use of stuttered, angular movement sequences
and intimate, internally focused gestures.

“We Live Here, We Work Here,” choreographed by
Keltz, explores the relationship between environmental awareness and
dance. Featured in the performance along with Keltz are students
Heather Beal, Corey Bills, Ben Calvi and Eve-Lyn Hinckley. Keltz
uses his interest in the way natural environments dictate the
movements people make in daily life as inspiration for creating
dances. In addition to his own choreography, he will perform a new
work, “Wind,” choreographed by Middlebury College Professor of Dance
Andrea Olsen, with original music composed by visiting artist Mike
Vargas, a lecturer and accompanist at the University of Colorado.
The piece is inspired by Keltz’s experience growing up on Nantucket

Tickets are $4 for general admission and $3 for
senior citizens. For information and reservations, call the Center
for the Arts box office at 802-443-6433.