St. Paul, Minn. – The Macalester Theater and Dance Department presents its 2018 Fall Dance Concert, Breath Bound, which features original choreography by students and faculty members, Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm and 7:30pm. All performances will take place at SteppingStone Theatre, 55 North Victoria St., St. Paul, MN 55104. Admission is free for Macalester students, faculty, and staff members as well as ACTC community members. General admission is $5. For tickets, visit, or call 651-696-6359. For general information email

Breath Bound includes works by faculty members Jill Lile and Patricia Brown. Lile presents Ride it Out, a piece about impulse and energy. She describes these two phenomena to be “like a storm pushing around and/or through the body.” In Jingo lo ba by Carlos Santana, Brown addresses the complexity of freedom. Her piece grapples particularly with the idea of being bound to freedom.Student works include that of Linnea Fox ’19. In Fox’s piece, she explores how individuals balance mental health, self care, and interpersonal relationships. Toan Doan ’19 presents We Were Born Soft, a piece which explores the search for softness in a world that abandons human vulnerability. This dance is a statement of grounding in radical softness. In Shallow Breath, Macalester students Meghan Johnson ‘19, Tumelo Khupe ’20, Mary Mailand ‘19, and Nteranya Arnold Sanginga ‘19 propose that the human being is composed of the human mind, body, and soul. Through their choreography they address the question: How does stress manifest in these three components of the human being?

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October 22 2018

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