Training with a master

Renowned choreographer Donald Mahler, former director of ballet for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and a visiting artist in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences’ Dance Program this fall, works with junior Margaret Day. While on campus, Mahler, an authority on the work of Antony Tudor (1909-1987), worked with 11 dancers selected to perform excerpts from Tudor’s classic ballet Dark Elegies (1937), a meditation on the theme of grieving. The piece will be performed Dec. 3-5 in Edison Theatre as part of Dancescape, the 2004 Washington University Dance Theatre concert.