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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Three Responses to Tim O'Brien's, "The Things They Carried"

Three Responses to Tim O'Brien's, "The Things They Carried" premiered as a dance in the New Dancers Showcase this past November. This collaborative work performed by first year dance majors to original music by Gregory Ketchum and choreographed by graduate student, Stacy Pottinger, explored significant themes from O'Brien's book. The development of movement themes arose from discussion of reactions, conclusions and/or connections to Tim O'Brien's stories. The project provided opportunities to facilitate critical thinking with students to create a work grounded with shared experience. This presentation will invite audience discussion of Tim O'Brien's work and will share some of the dialogue between dancers, choreographer and composer in the making of the dance.

Presenters: Jennifer Haytock (Faculty)
Gregory Ketchum (Staff)
Stacy Pottinger (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Strasser Dance Studio
Time: 1:45 pm (Session III)