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To Love the World Harder: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on April 8th, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on April 9th, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on April 10th, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Melissa C. Rolnick and Michele Rusinko
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
“When so much about the world seems so unlovely, seems in fact unlovable, we need to love more, not less – we need to love the world harder and better. Our thinking, our writing, and our actions must be born in loving kindness and devoted to truth telling. Kindness matters. Telling the truth matters, . . . “ — Deborah Jacobs, editor of Stone Gathering.
As dance artists we are called to investigate the unprecedented challenges of the past year through the felt experience of the body. These somatic investigations are also “born in loving kindness and devoted to truth telling.” Grief and gratitude, anxiety and relief, despair and hope, all imprinted into our somatic memories, provide the raw materials for our inquiries. This year’s concert features work by faculty choreographers Sarah Hauss, Jill Patterson, Melissa C. Rolnick and Michele Rusinko, guest choreographers Karla Grotting and Jeffrey Peterson, and students Claire Drapeau ’22 and Hannah Saunders ’22.
PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders age 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result received within 72 hours of the performance. Guests 16 and older must also show a photo ID. Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.