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Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2019: "Embodied Humanity"


"Journey to the Heart"

Choreographed by Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers.

Dancers: Dominique Bryden, Jenna Caccavale, Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Hilda Engelbrektsson, Megan Fisher, Alexa Fiorillo, Matthew George, Alyssa Lewandoski, Khris Annecia Lewis, Danielle Plarinas, Alyssa Pulci, Ashley Vera

Dancers gather in a group in center of stage. This dance explores the ensemble’s collective interpretation of the "heart"; whether it be literally, metaphorically, or narratively; as it integrates an exploration of somatics and various dance composition elements.

"We Come from Earth"

Choreographed by Prof. Allison Pagano in collaboration with the dancers.

Dancers: Dominique Bryden, Jenna Caccavale, Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Hilda Engelbrektsson, Megan Fisher, Alexa Fiorillo, Matthew George, Alyssa Lewandoski, Khris Annecia Lewis, Danielle Plarinas, Alyssa Pulci, Ashley Vera

Two dancers perform in center stage while others lay in a circle as if asleep. This dance explores the following poem titled "We Come from the Earth"written by Allison Pagano:

"We come from the earth
A holy shadow of love
Awakening into a body
To know ourselves
Through each other”


"Come Alive"

Choreographed by guest artist Lisa Harvie.

Dancers: Valerie Amarosa, Dominique Bryden, Olivia Conte, Elizabeth DeLeo, Hilda Engelbrektsson, Megan Fisher, Matthew George, Alyssa Lewandoski, Thalia Mojica, Alyssa Pulci

A large group of dancers strike various poses on stage. This dance piece is inspired by the movie "The Greatest Showman"and integrates theatrical and movement elements that characterizes musical theatre jazz dances.