OGDEN — In the 17th century, poet John Donne penned the line “No man is an island, entire of itself.” Is it true, or was Paul Simon closer to the truth when he wrote “I am a rock, I am an island” about 350 years later?
“Coil,” a new piece of choreography, explores the question of how connected people are to society and the world.
Weber State University’s Moving Company performs the dance at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Browning Center’s Austad Auditorium, on campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd. Admission is free.
“Coil,” inspired by Donne’s “Meditation XVII,” is a collaboration between Moving Company and the university’s chamber choir, with 15 dancers and 24 singers performing.
Additional performances are scheduled for local sixth through ninth grade students who are receiving study materials created by WSU graduate student Jennifer Alverson and professor Gary Dohrer.
These performances are part of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, hosted March 29-31 by Weber State University. WSU students Brett Cragun and ShayLynne Clark studied the collaboration that created “Coil” and will present their data at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Room 136 of the Browning Center.
Oral presentations and poster sessions at the conference, covering undergraduate research on everything from science and history to electrical engineering and legal studies, are open to the public.
For more information about “Coil,” call 801-626-6431. For information about the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, including presentation schedules, visit www.weber.edu/ncur2012.