Student dancers spring into action: During their spring dance concert, members of the Oberlin Dance Company performed The Great Lalula in Hall Auditorium. The piece, choreographed by Associate Professor of Dance Nusha Martynuk, is set to The Great Lalula, a 21-minute piece of music by Professor of Composition and Music Theory Randolph Coleman.
The concert also included three duets: one featuring Martynuk and Associate Professor of Dance Carter McAdams; another featuring McAdams and guest artist Susan Van Pelt; and the third featuring Martynuk and guest artist Adam Battelstein. Nuance, a piece choreographed by Lynn Deering of Cleveland State University, was performed by six Oberlin students and a solo by Battelstein was also included. The concert utilized humor, props, movement invention, and emotional commitment to showcase a variety of approaches to modern dance.
Students in the company, shown here, are (listed alphabetically): Alison Hales, Sarah Kupperberg, Erica Litke, Tanner Mullen, Cara Perkins, Amy Beth Schneider, and Deborah Vogel.
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