Choreographers on Campus Showcase


Choreographers on Campus Williams Center for the Arts

Friday / November 18, 2016 / 8 p.m.

Helen Simoneau Danse
Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet
Raphael Xavier
Choreographers on Campus Showcase

Click here to purchase ticketsAt college venues across the Lehigh Valley, the Choreographers on Campus initiative led by Lafayette has incubated artistic collaboration and creation among the most vital voices in contemporary dance. This exceptional showcase offers up-to-the-minute, state-of-the-dance work in Nora Gibson’s 2^57,885,161 -1, an abstract ballet about the beauty and opacity of prime number theory, and in Land Bridge, French-Canadian artist Helen Simoneau’s meditation on traversing dualities, inspired by the endangered caribou. From the perspective of a mature artist in the form, Raphael Xavier’s Point of Interest explores the notion of sustainability in Breaking, a highly physical idiom associated with youth.

Helen-Simoneau-Danse_Land-Bridge_creditPeterMueller72dpiProgram: Simoneau / Land Bridge—excerpt (2016), music by Nathalie Joachim // Gibson / 2^57,885,161 -1 (2015), music by Michael Reiley // Xavier / Point of Interest—excerpt (2015), music by Raphael Xavier

Tickets: $23
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This program is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Choreographers on Campus initiative.