Dancing in the Landscape at Elon University

Article and Video by Erin Valentine

On a patch of grass next to Lake Mary Nell, spectators could find chirping birds, a cool breeze and dancers jumping out of the bushes.

This afternoon, Dance in the Landscape was performed in the Pardue Court behind the Center for the Arts at Elon University.

The performance, choreographed by Jason Aryeh and Julie Crothers, was at 1 p.m. and was shown as the audience moved around the court to watch the dancers while taking in the performance and natural environment simultaneously.

The program had three parts, all of which were performed by Elon University’s dance majors.

“It was unique because they could play off their surroundings,” said Hannah Gregory.

“The costumes blended in with the background with their earthy tones in the one part and it was very grounded,” said Elon senior, Marie Brainard. “It was very cool.”

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