Dances with the Pros

Knox College hosts the David Dorfman Dance troupe — and the community dances along.


Throughout this week, about 25 students, faculty and staff have been rehearsing with two members of Dorfman’s professional dance troupe, David Dorfman Dance, for the Midwest premiere of “underground,” a new work from Dorfman based on the activities of the 1960s-era protest organization The Weather Underground.

Dorfman, who specializes in community-based dance projects and has received seven New York Dance and Performance Awards, will perform a solo dance prior to “underground,” which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ford Center for the Fine Arts’ Harbach Theatre on the Knox campus.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Ten members of David Dorfman Dance, including Dorfman, will be performing “underground” with the Knox students, faculty and staff. Kathleen Ridlon, lecturer in dance and director of the Center for Community Service at Knox, equated the chance to perform with Dorfman and his troupe to “shooting hoops with a professional basketball player.”

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