Students in the Theater and Dance 361 Jan Plan, Advanced Topics in Performance: Performing Human/Nature, will tour to New York’s Dancspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30.

Colby On Tour Dance Troupe

Colby On Tour dance troupe

The original dance theater work directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Annie Kloppenberg, We Don’t Have an Algorithm for This (please be prepared to remove your shoes), borrows its name from Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG, who spoke on campus in the fall. As part of a one-credit Humanities Lab Course in the fall, the theater and dance students attended lectures (including Manaugh’s) supported by the Center for the Arts and Humanities. Those lectures served as source material for the collaborative Jan Plan project.

The performances in New York will also include a piece by Heidi Henderson ’83, associate professor of dance at Connecticut College. Henderson’s work will feature three professional dancers, including Sara Gibbons ’15, who danced in David Bowie’s music video “Blackstar.”

The Colby On Tour team of 17 that will travel to New York includes nine student performers, a student stage manager, and faculty and staff who collaborated to create and support the project and to mentor students.

Tickets to the 8 p.m. performances Jan. 29 and 30 are available for free with the promotional code “Mules.” More information on the Colby On Tour performances is available on the dancspaceproject.org website. The event is a partnership between the Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Department of Theater and Dance.