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Old Dominion University dance faculty member Amanda Kinzer presents original modern dance works at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Jack Guidone Theatre at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Friendship Heights, 5207 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015.

This concert will include choreography by Amanda Kinzer and special guest artists Camille de Santis, Heidi Echols Godfrey, Sarah Miller, and Marilyn Marloff.

Kinzer will present several diverse modern dance works. Intersection is a fast-paced trio to electronic trance music. The dance is inspired by the hectic, impersonal nature of modern city life; the dancers move through their own activities, experiencing sporadic, unexpected encounters with each other. A moody duet, entitled Insecure Attachment, is danced to blues music. The duet explores a conflicted relationship between two people who are struggling to find a balance between inter-dependence and independence. Dreamstate is an intricate, abstract quartet, with many shifting formations and movement ranging from flowing to percussive. A dreamily romantic trio, Passage, explores the relationship between dance and love, tracing our love lives from dances of seduction, through ceremonial wedding dances, to dances of joyful fun with our children. Finally, Ms. Kinzer will perform a solo work of her own choreography to Alicia Terzian's Shantiniketan, a contemplative work to solo flute and spoken poetry. This piece was recently performed at a multimedia performance with live accompaniment.

Sarah Miller, guest artist and performer, will contribute a modern piece entitled Reflection. The piece, which focuses on conceptions of self-image, has been performed previously at Old Dominion University and the 2005 American College Dance Festival, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Guest artist Heidi Echols Godfrey is an Assistant Professor and Director of Dance at Salem College in North Carolina. Her engaging dance, Portraits of a Woman, was premiered in 2002. It is an abstract physical solo that explores the phases of femininity. Using silence and the music of Yo Yo Ma, Portraits of a Woman provokes introspection and contemplation. In Red (all red up) is part of a larger series of work choreographed by guest artist Camille de Santis exploring female sensuality and the moods evoked by light and color. Ms. de Santis is an independent artist and teacher based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Old Dominion University Associate Professor and Director of the Dance Program, Marilyn Marloff contributes Kinetoscope, a fun and lively romp for three women reminiscent of an old-fashioned silent movie.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 students and seniors, available at the door. Cash only please. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 362-3042. For more information about the concert, call (757) 683-3002.

This article was posted on: June 6, 2005

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