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In the Arena

In a modern dance piece performed at the Pomona Spring Dance Concert, two Pomona graduates—both science majors—explored the physical and relational context of an arena.

“In the Arena,” Daniel Senning ’00 (below, left) and Jerrad Roberts ’01 (below, right) created their own movement vocabulary drawing from their repertoire of athletics, ballroom dance, yoga and mime. (Maybe even their biology and chemistry backgrounds?) This high energy, dynamic piece was an original work composed collaboratively with Laurie Cameron, artistic director of the dance program at Pomona College, to an original score by David Vayo, a composer at Illinois
Wesleyan University. Both Roberts and Senning are dancers with Laurie Cameron & Company and auditioned for the annual spring concert.

About 40 students and alumni from five of The Claremont Colleges performed eight pieces reflecting a variety of styles, including ballet, tap and modern dance, at Seaver Theatre. Artist in Residence Nicholas Leichter also handled choreography


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