Sports Medicine majorsjoin forces for new club
Israelidancer impressedwith dance department 1
By Julie Cherico"The students are takingcharge," claimed Janet Price.Out of the 60 or so SportsMedicine majors, about 60 per-cent are involved and they'retaking advantage of the newlydeveloped Sports Medicine
Why? Because it givesthe student the opportunity todeal with Issues pertaining toSports Medicine in a
Last spring, SportsMedicine majors cametogether, with Janet Price,Brad Jacobson, and SteveDavis to decide if a SportsMedicine Club would be
to them and if
should be established. Afterdiscussing the topic, thestudents agreed to form the
In December, the pro-gram began its first officialyear.
The club meets once amonth so future goals can beset and previous goals can be
No dues are paid andno budget is given; the onlymoney received is from
draisers, which will be
quent. The money raised will
officers,Norm Gabriel, president;Richard Boesch,
president; and Sue Denny,secretary-treasurer, membersof the program benefit inseveral ways through the op-portunities offered.The club invites the majorsto meet and get aquainted
their colleagues and com-
organized bet-ween students and faculty.
It provides the studentswith more
be a guest speaker at themeeting to inform thestudents about job oppor-tunities in the Sports Medicine
To conclude the schoolyear, the members will par-ticipate in Mercyhurst's
program helps remind the students that they are a SportsMedicine
states Janet Price. Pictured above are (I to r)Richard Boesch, Janet Price, Norm Gabriel, Sue Denny and Brad
tion on Sports Medicine.Along with fundraising,members are looking forwardto
guest speakers attheir meetings and holdingHseifHnars"
tor'tfie °KRere ylTOrsf
community.The first seminar they spon-sored was held on Sat., Feb.
The topics Included:Strength Training, Car-diovascular Fitness, and Nutri-
In April, RehabilitationConsultant Pete
Activities Day. They willdemonstrate and informothers on Physical Fitness."The program helps remindthe students that they are a
stated Price. It's an excellentopportunity for those who arenot yet active in the programand are encouraged to
This way, opinions can beshared and members icanbecome even more aware of
By Matthew J. ClarkLast week, Mercyhurst washonored by hosting
Perry,world renown dancer, teacher,and choreographer from
Perry was at the
through 14 to teachclassical ballet at the Mer-cyhurst dance studio, locatedin Weber
and to give ateacher's seminar as well aschoreography workshop.Perry said he felt very
fortable during his stay at the'Hurst. "The people here arevery
and ac-comodating; they've certainlymade me feel welcome," saidPerry. "The Mercyhurst com-munity has been very suppor-
Perry stated that he was im-pressed with Mercyhurst'sdance program. "It's verypositive," he
"The pro-gram seems to be striving for ahigher level of education inthe art of dancing," he
The Israeli's first opportuni-ty to work as a ballet master
1972ifor Rotterdam'sDancentrum in Holland. Later,he returned to Israel and
where he was given the oppor-tunity to choreograph profes-sionally for the company.In 1976, Perry came to theUnited States and joined
nis Wayne's dancers in NewYork
ballet master andchoreographer. One of themost interesting aspects ofhis career occurred when hewas assistant to John Butler, acontemporary free-lance
As his assis-tant, Perry staged Butler's
companiesworldwide, including the pro-duction of
Burana"for The New York City Opera,The Opera of Munich, TheCaracas Ballet, The San DiegoBallet, and Teatro Alia
Italy.His teaching potential wasfully realized in the summersof 1981 and 1982 when heheaded the ballet departmentat Jacob's Pillow, a travellingdance festival.
March, 1983, Perry found-ed the Peridence Center inNew York City, establishing acontemporary ballet company
dance school.Perry teaches a techniquethat places utmost importanceon musicality, dynamics,(structure, correct breathing,
and body movement asa whole. He stated, "We mustwork to find the origin of the(movement, so that one can ar-rive at the logical developmentof any style. It's a process; thisis what matters."
Perry said his approach
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element, the drama of every in-stant of our lives." While herePerry was the guest of a for-mal reception by the com-munity. He returned to NewYork City to continue hischoreograph work at thePeridence Center after hisweek at Mercyhurst.
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