Master Choreographers mount new works

by Brendon VotipkaMuhlenberg Weekly

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents its annual Master Choreographers dance concert in the Empire Theatre February 5 through February 7 at 8pm and an additional show on February 7 at 2pm. Tickets are 5 dollars for students and can be purchased in the Box Office.

This concert features dance pieces in range of styles, from classical ballet to modern dance and tap. Under Artistic Director Karen Dearborn, Muhlenberg College faculty and guest artists present original choreography showcasing the talents of student dancers in a professional caliber setting.

Concert highlights include choreography by internationally recognized guest artists Meredith Rainey and Charlotte Boye-Christensen.

Rainey, of Philadelphia’s Ballet X, premieres a contemporary ballet titled “Before They Fall.” Danish choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Associate Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, returns to Muhlenberg to set a modern dance on a cast of seven women.

Faculty choreographers include Karen Dearborn, Charles O. Anderson, Corrie Franz Cowart, and Kathleen Bibalo.


Media Credit: Matthew Wright
Samantha Jonson ’09, Meghan Meehan ’09, and Olivia Wingerath ’09 in Shelly Oliver’s “Bach to the Blues” performing in Master Choreographers.

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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