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Guest Artist Joins Newcomb Dance Company this Fall


                    Guest Artist Joins Newcomb Dance Company this Fall

New Orleans, LA-This fall, the intimate space of the McWilliams Room 300 dance studio is transformed in to a performance space, providing audiences the opportunity to experience the energy and passion of the Newcomb Dance Company up close.  Above the Oaks features choreography by Newcomb Dance Faculty Alice Pascal Escher, Barbara Hayley, Jeffrey Gunshol, and John Allen, along with guest artist Adrienne Clancy

Guest artist Adrienne Clancy, Artistic Director of ClancyWorks, has a choreographic residency in October, and will set the piece, "Back to the Wall," for the Newcomb Dance Company. Clancy's work focuses on partnering, which blends contact improvisational techniques and structural ideas based on architecture.

Newcomb Dance Company Artistic Director Alice Pascal Escher will restage her 2010 piece, "Etchings," featuring music by W. A. Mozart and J. S. Bach.

Jeffrey Gunshol choreographs new work, "Trio," a series of three contrasting pieces woven together.  Gunshol references pop culture through music, text, and movement: he makes allusions to Ingmar Bergman, Fosse, Swan Lake through movement, while utilizing music from the films The Grifters, 50 First Dates, and Magnolia to create striking differences between each piece.
Barbara Hayley's choreography, "Looking Through New Orleans History:  A Performance Event at the Pitot House" is adapted from a larger site specific work that will be premiered in its entirety after Above the Oaks.  For Above the Oaks, dancers and Hayley present an overview of the piece and images of the place and time of the people who lived and worked at Pitot House in the early 1800s in New Orleans.  Sections include Bayou Gardens, Back Story, Silent Columns, Slaves for Sale, For You There is No Song, and Passing Through, with music by Rene Aubrey and Leslie Adams.   

"Looking Through. . ." is a Theatre and Dance collaboration with ArtSpot Production's Rumours of War (Kathy Randels and Monique Moss), Susan Bensinger of Lusher Charter School, commissioned by the Louisiana Landmarks Society, and supported, in part, by the Arts Council of New Orleans.

Calendar Listing:
Production:                 Above the Oaks

Organization:              Tulane University Dept. of Theatre & Dance

Address/Phone:           215 McWilliams Hall
                                    Tulane University
                                    New Orleans, LA 70118-5683
                                    (504) 865-5106

Dates/Times:               November 1- 5 at 8 p.m., November 6 at 2 p.m.

Venue:                         Tulane University, Lab Theatre

Ticket Prices:               General Admission, $10
                                    Tulane Community, Students & Seniors, $5

Synopsis:                     The Newcomb Dance Company presents their fall dance concert in the intimate and flexible performance space of McWilliams' Room 300. Above the Oaks  features original choreography by the Newcomb Dance Faculty.

Director:                      Alice Pascal Escher, Artistic Director

504-865-5106 or