Spring Dance Concert Salutes Graduating Seniors
A diverse collection of ballet, modern, jazz and tap dances set to
music by Billy Joel, Marvin Hamlisch, Erik Satie, Guiseppe Verdi and
others will highlight the annual spring concert of the Alma College
The performances will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22 in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
Members of the Alma College Dance Company
concert will open with the premier of “The Dance,” a 45-minute piece
choreographed by Carol Fike and student dancers dedicated to the
program’s 12 graduating seniors. The dance will include film footage
“My heartfelt thanks goes out to these senior dancers for their hard work, creative spirit and involvement over the last four years,” says Fike, professor of dance. “They are stellar students.”
The program also will include the premier of two contemporary ballet trios by faculty co-director Tom Morris set to music by Satie and a traditional ballet choreographed by Morris to music by Verdi featuring a cast of 12 female and four male dancers.
Also featured will be two works choreographed by students: “Of Those You’ve Known” set to music from the musical “Spring Awakening” and the reflective “A Journey Through the Mind.”
The concert will include two works choreographed by visiting dance instructor Kristen Bennett: “Good Night Saigon” featuring six dancers reflecting on the Vietnam War with music by Billy Joel, and “One,” a fun piece set to music from Marvin Hamlisch’s “A Chorus Line.”
The 12 graduating seniors, the largest-ever graduating class from the Alma College Dance Company, are Allison Barnhart of Land O Lakes, Fla., Lindsay Copeland of Grand Ledge, Laura Engebretson of Sioux Falls, S.D., Heather Evans of Rochester Hills, Ashley Hennen of Canton, Stephanie McGuire of Canton, Tara Roberts of Breckenridge, Joree Stone of Alma, Johanna Thompson of Medina, N.Y., Patricia Wales of Marquette, and Diana Walton of Sylvan Lake.
Posted: Thu, March 12th, 2009 at 9:29AM