Springfield College Dance Professor Sarah Zehnder led her students in her Repertory Dance class through a community dance project in which dancers used FaceTime to interview seniors currently isolated, as well as a parent or guardian, using the same five questions.
From the interviews with the participants, the students created gestures from their stories, taught their interviewees the gestures, and recorded the movements. Further, the students created a larger movement phrase from these gestures for themselves and pasted it together as one dance.
Kim Saltzman (Graduate Student):
Alicia Patenaude (First-year student):
Elaine Ortiz (Sophomore):
Alexandra MacPherson (Junior): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Zygjc8oro
Nicole Henkel (First-year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSrGKtOHOI&feature=youtu.be
Angelina Cohen (First-year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFh5O2Dgbzg
Cynthia Duran (Sophomore): https://youtu.be/PyGgkaOgClo
Loghan Nace (Senior): Dance Rep Feat. Jack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDW2R41P1x0
Samantha Brown (Senior): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=892cc3H8vNA&feature=youtu.be
Margaret Micciche (First-year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emKLMxI59OI&feature=youtu.be
Sydney Schwartz (First-year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG66oOzTFLg
Gabriela Penarrieta (Sophomore): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT2RwbMY-88&feature=youtu.be