Video: The Making of Our Place, In Place

Posted on April 25th, 2012 by

Under the direction of internationally known and veteran director and choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, more than 150 Gustavus Adolphus College students and alumni will perform Our Place, In Place, a series of four site and theme-specific performances created in honor of the College’s Sesquicentennial, Wednesday, May 2 and Saturday, May 5.

All of the following performances are free and open to the public and will be performed on both May 2 and 5:

12 p.m. – Charles C. Jackson Campus Center (indoors): Theatrical performances by students and alumni, inspired by and performed with Adirondack chairs, with original texts written by students from Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Cory Hinkle’s playwriting course.

6 p.m. – Eckman Mall (outdoors): 20 student and alumni dancers and 20 Adirondack chairs stretched in a 300-foot straight line, with live music by the World Champion Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps of St. Peter.

9 p.m. – Torrey Atrium, Beck Hall (indoors): A movement, image, and sound installation for 24 student and alumni dancers, featuring oversized video projections by Dan Coquyt ‘14, and the 128 voices of the combined Gustavus Choir and Choir of Christ Chapel.

10 p.m. – Christ Chapel (in/outdoors): A site-specific performance for 12 student and alumni dancers in the windows of Christ Chapel, with original music by Gustavus Cantor Chad Fothergill ’06 and lighting design by Kiki Mead ’11.

Below is a video produced by Kyia Knutson ’12 that includes interviews with Koplowitz, Peterson, and student dancer Renee Guittar ’12.



Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


One Comment

  1. Patrick McDougle says:

    It should be noted that the Eckman Mall performance will be moved to the Lund Arena in case of rain. The other 3 performances will happen rain or shine.