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Senior Dance Shows Highlight Non-Traditional Performances

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Senior Dance Shows Highlight Non-Traditional Performances

Dancers rehearsed for Louise Wurzelbacher’s senior dance installation in Warner Main yesterday. For some innovative dance work this weekend, look no further than Wurzelbacher’s dual senior show with fellow College senior Celia Morris. The titles of the pieces alone provoke intrigue: Wurzelbacher’s Symbiotic Tendrils: An Organismal Installation is the first piece in the line-up, followed by Morris’ Post-Script: A Site-Specific Performance. The actual performances live up to their creative names. In Wurzelbacher’s piece, dancers will perform in Warner Main Space, but without traditional concert dance set-up and with large pieces of fabric adorning the space. She was only able to put up the installation less than a week ago. “I had to try to imagine how everything would change with the installation and try to communicate my vision with my team,” Wurzelbacher wrote in an email to the Review. “So this consisted of drawings of the space, and getting familiar with my color scheme and the materiality of the cheesecloth as a prop or, more precisely, the tissue of the organism.” After Wurzelbacher’s show, audience members will be walked to the fourth floor of Mudd Center where Morris’ show will take place. The site-specific piece, which will feature dancers outside in the glass rooftop courtyard, will present a unique opportunity for watching dance. “Celia and I decided to have our shows together because we have worked closely together for our entire time at Oberlin, have [complementary] aesthetics and concepts for the way we want audience[s] to interact with our work, and did not want the logistical pressure of an entire night for each of us,” Wurzelbacher wrote.The show will take place tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but will be available at the door. 

Dancers rehearsed for Louise Wurzelbacher’s senior dance installation in Warner Main yesterday. For some innovative dance work this weekend, look no further than Wurzelbacher’s dual senior show with fellow College senior Celia Morris. The titles of the pieces alone provoke intrigue: Wurzelbacher’s Symbiotic Tendrils: An Organismal Installation is the first piece in the line-up, followed by Morris’ Post-Script: A Site-Specific Performance. The actual performances live up to their creative names. In Wurzelbacher’s piece, dancers will perform in Warner Main Space, but without traditional concert dance set-up and with large pieces of fabric adorning the space. She was only able to put up the installation less than a week ago. “I had to try to imagine how everything would change with the installation and try to communicate my vision with my team,” Wurzelbacher wrote in an email to the Review. “So this consisted of drawings of the space, and getting familiar with my color scheme and the materiality of the cheesecloth as a prop or, more precisely, the tissue of the organism.” After Wurzelbacher’s show, audience members will be walked to the fourth floor of Mudd Center where Morris’ show will take place. The site-specific piece, which will feature dancers outside in the glass rooftop courtyard, will present a unique opportunity for watching dance. “Celia and I decided to have our shows together because we have worked closely together for our entire time at Oberlin, have [complementary] aesthetics and concepts for the way we want audience[s] to interact with our work, and did not want the logistical pressure of an entire night for each of us,” Wurzelbacher wrote.The show will take place tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but will be available at the door. 

Meg Parker

Dancers rehearsed for Louise Wurzelbacher’s senior dance installation in Warner Main yesterday. For some innovative dance work this weekend, look no further than Wurzelbacher’s dual senior show with fellow College senior Celia Morris. The titles of the pieces alone provoke intrigue: Wurzelbacher’s Symbiotic Tendrils: An Organismal Installation is the first piece in the line-up, followed by Morris’ Post-Script: A Site-Specific Performance. The actual performances live up to their creative names. In Wurzelbacher’s piece, dancers will perform in Warner Main Space, but without traditional concert dance set-up and with large pieces of fabric adorning the space. She was only able to put up the installation less than a week ago. “I had to try to imagine how everything would change with the installation and try to communicate my vision with my team,” Wurzelbacher wrote in an email to the Review. “So this consisted of drawings of the space, and getting familiar with my color scheme and the materiality of the cheesecloth as a prop or, more precisely, the tissue of the organism.” After Wurzelbacher’s show, audience members will be walked to the fourth floor of Mudd Center where Morris’ show will take place. The site-specific piece, which will feature dancers outside in the glass rooftop courtyard, will present a unique opportunity for watching dance. “Celia and I decided to have our shows together because we have worked closely together for our entire time at Oberlin, have [complementary] aesthetics and concepts for the way we want audience[s] to interact with our work, and did not want the logistical pressure of an entire night for each of us,” Wurzelbacher wrote.The show will take place tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but will be available at the door. 

Meg Parker

Meg Parker

Dancers rehearsed for Louise Wurzelbacher’s senior dance installation in Warner Main yesterday. For some innovative dance work this weekend, look no further than Wurzelbacher’s dual senior show with fellow College senior Celia Morris. The titles of the pieces alone provoke intrigue: Wurzelbacher’s Symbiotic Tendrils: An Organismal Installation is the first piece in the line-up, followed by Morris’ Post-Script: A Site-Specific Performance. The actual performances live up to their creative names. In Wurzelbacher’s piece, dancers will perform in Warner Main Space, but without traditional concert dance set-up and with large pieces of fabric adorning the space. She was only able to put up the installation less than a week ago. “I had to try to imagine how everything would change with the installation and try to communicate my vision with my team,” Wurzelbacher wrote in an email to the Review. “So this consisted of drawings of the space, and getting familiar with my color scheme and the materiality of the cheesecloth as a prop or, more precisely, the tissue of the organism.” After Wurzelbacher’s show, audience members will be walked to the fourth floor of Mudd Center where Morris’ show will take place. The site-specific piece, which will feature dancers outside in the glass rooftop courtyard, will present a unique opportunity for watching dance. “Celia and I decided to have our shows together because we have worked closely together for our entire time at Oberlin, have [complementary] aesthetics and concepts for the way we want audience[s] to interact with our work, and did not want the logistical pressure of an entire night for each of us,” Wurzelbacher wrote.The show will take place tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are currently sold out, but will be available at the door. 

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