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Todd Dance Concert/254 Series

Release date: February 12, 2009

Goucher College's Dance Department presents the Todd Dance Concert on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. The concert features original works by Goucher's advanced choreography students.

All three performances will be held in the Todd Dance Studio. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Goucher OneCards will be accepted. Tickets will be available at the door.

The inspiration for Christy Carpenter's piece comes from the text "Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson, exploring the idea that "as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"Night Visions" with music by Tribalistas is Melissa Brady's group piece.  She is also choreographing a trio entitled "As the Second Day," set to "The Wind" by Cat Stevens.

Hilary Hoffman is creating a piece about the relationships and coincidences between different individuals who are forced to be in contact with one another on the subway.  She was inspired by her experiences living in New York City last summer.

"The Restless Many" is the title of Claire Cote's group piece about the struggle of the opressed and voiceless to be heard, and the development of group solidarity and collective action.  Numerous materials such as Noam Chomsky's interviews that discuss the state of the "prosperous few and the restless many" and Augusto Boal's "theater of the opressed" have been influential in the development of her concept.  Claire is incoporating non-trained dancers, whose liberation of their bodily constraints, through the slow development of their movement capabilities throughout the piece, serves as a metaphor for the overall liberation of self.