In It Isn’t As It Was by Erika Burg: Leila Deschuytter, Jasmine Wolfe, Kendall Lewis, Marissa Young.
Revealing more serious themes, student choreographers Kelly Gordon and Erika Berg each explore in different ways the shifting patterns of support and solace among people coping with life-changing circumstances. A solo by third year Dance Studies major Jasmine Wolfe expresses a personal struggle.
Student choreographers also find inspiration in their other studies at HSU. Shelby House, a Dance and Religious Studies double major, became intrigued by a phenomenon she learned in a psychobiology class: that people adapt to one another’s physical rhythms. “In exploring this idea, she created a dance in which individuals merge together and break off again,” Butcher said.
Hannah Lautze, another Religious Studies and Dance major, sets three classical goddesses in motion. “One of the ways she describes this dance is balancing the feminine and the fierce.”