Raw edges dances into PAC


Mark Santillano

Senior Marta Timmerman rehearses ‘Interstellar Journey.’

Rachel Sobina, Staff writer

Raw Edges is a creative production created by the choreography students at Mercyhurst University.

There are four choreographers that will be presenting.
These works range from questioning human existence to exploring what makes women beautiful, according to the Mercyhurst Dance Department newsletter.
Esmae Gold, a senior Dance major at Mercyhurst University, is one of the directors of Raw Edges.
As part of her senior capstone, Gold looks to thrill and captivate audiences with her work of art.
When she looked at the role of government agencies, and analyzed the role of individuals in the structure of government, Gold realized they played a role in art, music and dance.
With that realization, she choreographed seven students to present a unique and personal work of art.
“Throughout the choreographic process she has left space for each dancer to explore their own movements and bring out their voice to the piece,” the newsletter said.
Gold will present the “collaboration of choreographer and dancer to a united and exploratory state by seeing what looks best on the individual, as well as the whole group of seven dancers,” the newsletter said.
From repeating movements and phrases throughout the dance, yet still showing an expressive voice, Raw Edges is bound to enthrall audiences.
Raw edges will have performance in the PAC on Friday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The final performance will be on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for Mercyhurst students with ID.

Correction: April 28, 2016

The Raw Edges article on April 27 misstated that Esmae Gold is a director of the show. She is a choreographer of Raw Edges, not a director. There are also more than four choreographers presenting their work. Eleven students from the Choreography III and Capstone class will showcase their dances. Two other dances being presented are not student choreographed.