Dancing with a view

Get ready to experience York University’s campus from a whole new perspective, as the Department of Dance presents original site-specific dance works, performed promenade style today. (The rain date is tomorrow – May 25.)

The audience is invited to gather at 12:30pm in the lobby of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, located on York’s Keele campus. They will then travel throughout the campus, from Stong Pond to Danby Woods, with some interesting stops in between, pausing to view an eclectic and engaging mix of dance works staged in nature against a backdrop of some of York’s most interesting buildings. 

The cast of eight performers includes York graduate student choreographers and dance artists Carol Anderson, Catherine Carpenko, Susan Cash, Rosemary James and Sashar Zarif. Anderson, Cash and Zarif are also award-winning choreographers who teach in York’s Dance Department. The grad students will be joined by York senior undergraduate students Heather Hurtubise, Robert Kingsbury and Samantha Young-Steinberg.

Directed by York dance professor, alumna (BFA ’77) and award-winning choreographer Holly Small, the presentations are part of the following dance courses: 3220 Choreography, 3235 Repertory, 3236 Repertory II, 4220 Choreography and 5225 Choreography.

This site-specific promenade is about an hour and a half long. Comfortable attire and a good pair of walking shoes are recommended. For more information, contact the Department of Dance at ext. 22127.

This article was submitted to YFile by Mary-Lou Schagena in the Faculty of Fine Arts.