Extensions to dance “In the Garden”
Extensions Dance Company will present “In the Garden,” a site-specific piece choreographed by Amanda Morton ’15, in the Wakehurst rose garden this week. The first of its kind for Salve Regina’s dance program, the piece takes movement outside onto the grounds of the campus the students call home.
Morton began the project last spring during Choreography, a course required for the minor in dance. She was enthusiastic at the prospect of using a location on campus to heighten the atmosphere of a dance, and chose the rose garden between Wakehurst and McKillop Library.
During her creative process, Morton drew inspiration from the garden itself. She envisioned a group of dancers moving throughout the space in a majestic manner, personifying statues of a garden.
With the help and encouragement of artistic director Lindsay Guarino and the 14 dancers in Extensions, Morton has created a picturesque work that will be performed at 4 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 26. In the event of rain, please check Extensions Dance Company’s Facebook page for changes to the schedule.