Danceworks Features Wesleyan Dance Minor Students
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
As part of the West Virginia Wesleyan Arts Alive series, Danceworks will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.
Danceworks is the culmination of the work generated from the Dance Minor program and dance technique classes from the Wesleyan Department of Theatre and Dance. The performances feature a variety of dance styles and music, which includes contemporary dance, ballet, tap and jazz.
The new choreography was created by adjunct faculty members Nina Scattaregia, Michael Garber and Lance Russell. Several student works will also be performed and include a contemporary duet with Buckhannon residents Kristen Sayre, a senior chemistry major, and Ryan McAtee, a freshman musical theatre major, solo work by Tiffany Thompson, junior musical theatre major from Brooklyn, NY, and Josh Holets, a senior musical theatre major from Monongahela, PA, and a performance by the WVWC dance team.
Before the show audience members can enjoy a “moving art” lobby display created by Holets. His display features improvisational movement that reflects “a window into the world of emotional instability,” while another will reflect “an outside prospective of loneliness,” and a third will be a moving art of a group of people trying to work together to achieve a common goal.
Tickets are available at the performing arts center and prices are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. Wesleyan students receive free admission with student ID.
The Arts Alive is funded in part by the Bicentennial Inn and 88 Restaurant and Lounge and The Daily Grind.