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Amsterdam dancers slated to spend week-long residency at AU
9/03/09

Amsterdam-based dance artists Bruno Caverna and Marcela Giesche will kick off the Marlin and Ginger Miller Dance Residency Program at Alfred University with a week-long teaching residency and two performances.

Giesche will guest-teach classes in contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and composition from Monday, Sept. 7-Friday, Sept. 11. All students, faculty, and community members are welcome to attend an open class on Friday Sept. 11 from 10- 1:15 a.m.

Performances will take place on Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the CD Smith III Theater, Miller Performing Arts Center, on campus. Admission is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended.

Caverna and Giesche will present their dance duet “Wanderers and Wonderers,” solo excerpts from Dutch choreographer Bianca Van Dillen’s “Rite of Spring,” and a structured improvisation performed by AU dance students, accompanied by a vocal improvisation performed by Dr. Luanne Crosby, AU professor of voice and chorus.

The Miller Dance Residency Program, designed to bring world-class dancers and choreographers to the AU campus to work with students as well as to perform, is made possible by a gift from Dr. Marlin Miller, a 1954 graduate of Alfred University and a current member of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Ginger Miller.