Three modern dances choreographed by Kate Gamble and performed by WRBA students were presented in the annual WRBA concert in June. The dances were inspired by works of Edward Hopper and Edward Degas. Using vocabulary from modern technique class and generated through some improvisation by the dancers, the dances had three very different qualities.
The Hopper inspired piece was intense and theatrical evoking a dramatic tension with the relationships and movement of the dancers. The Degas piece was two small duets that contrasted the painter’s fluid and delicate palette of his watercolors with the strength and solidity of his sculpture. The last piece was an abstract, lyrical dance which allowed the dancers to enjoy the pleasure of moving with ease and breath.