Faculty Dance Concert Features Revival of 1963 Solo

Posted February 1st, 2010 at 8:08 pm.

Myra Bazells' SCRAP performance Collective

Myra Bazells' Scrap performance group

Some of Philadelphia’s top dance professionals will perform at Bryn Mawr on Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. in the College’s annual Faculty Dance Concert in Pembroke Dance Studio. The concert, featuring performances by dancers and choreographers who teach at Bryn Mawr, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

A highlight of the program is a 1963 solo, The Farewell, choreographed by prominent mid-20th-century modern dancer Pauline Koner, set to Gustav Mahler’s The Song of the Earth. It is being brought back to life by Philadelphia dancer Janet Pilla in a yearlong project. She will perform the first two sections, “To the Earth” and “To Youth.” This performance marks the first public presentation of the solo in the region.

Also on the program:

  • Gabrielle Revlock will perform Indivisibility, a virtuosic duet she dances with violist Jacob Mitas—and a hula hoop.
  • Michelle Stortz’s solo Salve paints a spacious inner landscape with sinewy strokes of movement to the delicate, ethereal sounds of Arvo Pärt, Harry Partch and Jack Body.
  • Myra Bazell brings her dancers from Scrap Performance Group for one of their signature high-energy improvisational dances.
  • Naomi Pressman will perform a solo set to songs by French singer Brigitte Fontaine.

For information, call (610) 526-5208.

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