Spring Dance Concert 2015: Stitchworks

April 24-25, 2015
Main Stage Theater

Guest choreographer Dmitri Peskov created Last Winter Was the Coldest of Them All during an intensive rehearsal period in January. The result is a collage of various motifs that simultaneously contrast and blend together. These contradictions include hot and cold, power and intimacy, human and animal, distance and closeness. There is a feeling of melancholy, and an indirect questioning of “What is dance?”

Stitchworks is also comprised of 10 new student choreographed works, including four solos, with themes ranging from conflict and abandonment, to unification and personal strength.  Student choreographers include Cassidy Foust ’15 (Oconomowoc, Wis.), Kyoko Sakai ‘16 (Tokyo, Japan), Colleen Cilwick ‘17 (Ogden, Utah), Peace Madimutsa ‘17 (Harare, Zimbabwe), Ian Luebbers ‘17 (Downingtown, Penn.), Judy Syrkin-Nikolau ‘15 (Ames, Iowa), Molly Stark-Ragsdale ‘17 (Missoula, Mont.), and Catriona Leckie ‘17 (Pelham, N.Y.).  Senior soloists include Hector Santiago Bautista Aniceto ‘15 (Veracruz, Ver., Mexico), Katie Rank ‘15 (St. Louis, Mo.), Hana Sato ‘15 (Minneapolis, Minn.), and Laurel Thompson ‘15 (Northfield, Minn.).