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Dance Quanta, Senior Thesis Dance Performance
April 18-19, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Featuring Jessica Baylan '08, Jillian Olsen '08, Hans Rinderknecht '08 and Francine Saunders '08.


Jessica Baylan’s solo, “Against the Grain,” portrays a woman who attempts to assert ownership of space in a rigid maze of lights.  Baylan will also perform “Journey,” which drew instructions and structure from a computer program developed by Penny Enomoto (senior in the Computer Science Department) based on Rudoph Laban’s motif notation.
Photo by Valerie Ford

Francine Saunders performing a solo, “Alive,” which was choreographed by former faculty member Meghan Durham Wall.  This fast-paced solo explores the tension of running from/toward external expectations and the ultimate acceptance of living fully as oneself.

Photo by Valerie Ford

Hans Rinderknecht, a physics major, has designed a shape-shifting icosahedron that provides a physical manifestation of his personal kinesphere. Inspired by the "tensegrity" work of Buckminster Fuller and its relationship to the human musculo-skeletal system, this dynamically changeable set demands a re-imagination of the dancer's personal space and sense of orientation.

Photo by Wes Shin


Jillian Olsen’s first solo draws on her experience with many different forms of dance and seeks out common threads between them. Her second piece, "Count Me," set to music by Mark Isham and the dramatic drums of ZE'V, is a fast-paced group dance that explores the dynamics between different numbers of people.
Photo by Valerie Ford

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April 18-19, 2008

8:00 pm

The Berlind Theatre
91 University Place



Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children. All tickets are available through the McCarter Ticket Box Office at 609.258.2787.

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