Photography by R.L. Milstein
April 26 & 27, 2013
115 Southwest 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR (map)
$15 - general
$10 students / seniors.
All seats are reserved. On line ticketing is available at The Majestic Theatre or 541-738-7469. Tickets may also be purchased at the Majestic Theatre Box Office from noon-5pm, Wed - Fri. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance.
Oregon Dance was established to honor the rich legacy and history that is the essence of modern dance, and to share its unique power as an art form with others. In the last 15 years, Oregon Dance has relinquished its original “company” label and is now primarily a vehicle for giving talented OSU students an opportunity to perform, without the benefit of a dance department.
Carol Soleau, an Associate Professor of dance at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU, is the founder and artistic director of Oregon Dance.
Her new works include two modern jazz dances:
- "Dirty Laundry", portrays a racy view of floundering relationships.
- Set to the sultry tune of "Harlem Nocturne" Maryam Baghdadi and Sean Carrigg capriciously perform in "Can we Dance?" This piece explores the etiquette associated with Ballroom Dance Competitions.
Ms. Soleau is also reviving two of her vintage works.
- "Transmutation" (1989) set to Robert Campbell's commissioned score, has been rechoreographed on Claire Skach, a former national rhythmic gymnast.
- "Eve of the Marriage" (1983) is a lyrical commentary on arranged marriages from women's perspectives.
Ms. Soleau has also received permission to reset "Isle" (1984). This critically acclaimed duet to the music of Henry Purcell was choreographed by her brother William Soleau, and has been set on several national and international ballet companies and performed in over 30 countries. Oregon Dance is honored to share this timeless piece in Corvallis.
Guest performers are selected students from LBCC who will add jazz and hip-hop to the concert.
The concert is sponsored by the School of Biological and Population Sciences, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the OSU Foundation, and the Alonzo and Jennie Bonsal Foundation.
Watch Avery Grant, '15 and Sean Carrigg '13 rehearse this year's performance of "Isle"
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