Choreographers and Composers Create

Each fall, six pairs of third-year dancers and composition students work together to create original pieces in a course called Composers and Choreographers, informally known as ChoreoComp, that's overseen by faculty members Jerome Begin, Janis Brenner, and Daniel Ott (MM '99, DMA '04, composition). The pieces are then performed by student dancers. “From the beginning of time, music and dance have been linked, and I think it's amazing that we have young professionals in dance and music that desire to continue this important collaboration,” said Lawrence Rhodes, artistic director of the Dance Division. “I'm always surprised that other schools that have music and dance departments don't.” (Photos by Rosalie O'Connor)