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Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2017-18

Spring 2017 Program
Exchange and Interchange

Colors of Power

Choreographers: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Marianna Sticca, Nathaniel Forson, Atira Barber-Ellis, Dominique Bryden, Dominique, Ashley Vera, Paige Clements, Julia Fabrizio, Jillian Venditti, Danielle Plarinas, Brittney McLarty, Dan Liang, MeghanWright

This dance investigates individuality within a community while examining dance’s role in empowerment and making a statement.


Fall 2017 Program
Memories and New Beginings

The Evaporation of the Mud Puddles

Choreographers: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Meghan Wright, Danielle Plarinas, Simone Guidry

The dance explores various experiences of courage through an investigation of the body–mind connection using reflections that are integrated with experiential movement highlighting limb movement.

The Pulse

Choreographers: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Atira Barber-Ellis, Dominique Bryden, Ashley Vera, Danielle Plarinas, Brittney McLarty, Meghan Wright, Olivia Conte, Jessica Schaub, Simone Guidry, Matthew George

This piece emerged from a creative process that evolved from several layers of investigation and collaboration with performers and the choreographer which explored the meanings of “heart beat” and what that term means to dancers, both literally and metaphorically. The product is a co-building of movement vocabularies and their expended possibilities through the application of different fundamental dance composition tools integrated with knowledge about elements of dance.


Spring 2018 Program
Tapestries of Movement

Fantasy Dream

Choreography: Dr. Hannah Park in collaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Atira Barber-Ellis, Dominique Bryden, Ashley Vera, Danielle Plarinas, Brittney McLarty, Meghan Wright, Olivia Conte, Jessica Schaub, Simone Guidry, Matthew George, Dan Liang

This dance explores each performer’s fantasy or dream and its possible expression through movement. The process involved several layers of investigation in terms of design, abstraction, and shape.