October 28, 2021

WCU’s Dance Department Returns to the Stage with RESURGENCE Nov. 12 & 13Resurgence

West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance and the University Dance Company will present a fall dance concert titled RESURGENCE on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children at www.wcupatix.com. Proceeds from tickets sales support University Dance Company’s future productions.  

Directed by Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Studlien-Webb, the dance concert celebrates the return to live performances and highlights the work of select student choreographers. Studlien-Webb will also choreograph a large group piece. A total of 57 dancers will participate in 11 dances, including a solo piece, a duet and 9 group pieces.

Studlien-Webb says, “We had a wonderful student turnout for this concert. Our dancers are eager to dance in front of a live audience again.”

Student choreographers include Claudia Adams, Julia Adams, Brianna Breschard, Tommy Gygra, Gen Jacoby, Mary Lynch, Christina McLaughlin, Elizabeth Powell, Karli Sartor, and Myah Sarwar.

Running time is one hour and twenty minutes with a 10-minute intermission.

All faculty, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth when indoors. Face masks may be worn when outdoors, but it is not an obligation of this policy notice. Mask and COVID-19 safety measures at West Chester University will continue to be updated here. Please check ahead for updated information before attending your performance.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University, an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, prepares students for the professional and the academic worlds of Theatre and Dance, while raising student awareness of civility, diversity, creativity, problem solving and social responsibility. The department offers a BA Theatre degree program with elective concentrations in Musical Theatre, Performance, and Design and Production, in addition to a dance minor and theatre minor. 

Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest member of the 14-institution Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering a diverse range of more than 200 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School.



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