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ChoreoLab 2014 dance performance includes a modern dance work featuring the music of Jennifer Fitzgerald

Friday & Saturday | March 28 & 29
8 PM
Reynolds Industries Theater | Bryan Center, Duke University
$15 general, $5 students, $10 seniors
Tickets available at the door or
919-684-4444 or tickets.duke.edu

Jennifer Fitzgerald

This spring’s ChoreoLab 2014 features Liquid Prisoner/Remembrance, a tribute to Jennifer Fitzgerald (1975-2007), who received her M.A. and Ph.D. in music composition from Duke University.

Her distinct musical voice, often expressed in unusual instrumental combinations, was lost too soon due to her untimely passing. Choreographer Barbara Dickinson was honored to have known her and to have served as a member of her Doctoral Committee. She said, “I have long wanted to choreograph one of her pieces. A year or two before she graduated, Jennifer gave me Liquid Prisoner to listen to. When I was considering music for a new work for this concert I listened again to Liquid Prisoner and knew I wanted to choreograph it. This work is complex and endlessly interesting; the title and the music itself inspired the choreography. Questions I ask are: What would happen to our expended emotions, our breath, our potency, if enclosed with us in our surroundings? Would they revisit us?”

Remembrance is accompanied by “Air,” a haunting rendition of “Air for the G String” played by Paul Winter on soprano sax in the Grand Canyon.