Emerson Stage

X Dance ... Plus

Artistic Director, Marlena Yannetti
Original choreography by Emerson College students: Katharyn Burke, Chelsea Holifield, and Jaclyn Pipolo

The dynamic styles of three student choreographers will stretch your understanding of and emotional connection to the world and self in our annual dance concert.

by George Houston Bass, Jr.
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Performed by the BFA Acting Class of 2014

This short, powerful play looks at the damage caused by bullying on both the victim and those who perpetrate the crime, told in rhythms inspired by bebop jazz. 


Due to Winter Storm Nemo, regular performances of X Dance ... Plus on February 8, 9, and 10 were cancelled. We will offer a special performance of the three dances with simple lighting on Thursday, February 12. We are exploring options for future performances of Games

Cutler Majestic Theatre (Directions)
February 12, 2013

Thursday, February 12: 8:00 pm

Approximate running time: 50 minutes

Tickets: FREE

Creative Team

Artistic Director   Marlena Yannetti
Choreographer   Katharyn Burke
Chelsea Holifield
Jaclyn Pipolo
Scenic Designer   Liv Honer
Costume Designer   Elvira Valencia
Lighting Designer   Zac Cosenza
Sound Designer   Alyssa Macaluso
Stage Manager   Lauren Contard

Dance Company

Choreography by Katharyn Burke    Joseph Barbosa
Vanessa Boss
Olivia Moriarty
Gabriel Nesser
Victoria Petrosky
Choreography by Chelsea Holifield   Eleanor Calhoun
Devin Holloway
Eric Ibarra
Maya Tripathy
Eliza Solomon
Choreography by Jaclyn Pipolo   Kayla Bryan
Andrew Rodriguez
May Tripathy

Special Events

Join the conversation at one of our two post-performance discussions. 

  • Following the Thursday, February 7 performance at 8:00 pm:
    Marlena Yannetti, Katharyn Burke, Chelsea Holifield, and Jaclyn Pipolo 
  • Following the Saturday, February 9 performance at 2:00 pm:
    Benny Sato Ambush