WCU’s Dept. Of Theatre & Dance Presents VIRTUOSITY Dance Concert April 28 - 30
West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance and the University Dance Company present their annual Spring dance concert, VIRTUOSITY, on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. 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.
VIRTUOSITY is directed by Associate Professor of Dance maria urrutia, and will feature various dance styles choreographed and performed by WCU students.
urrutia says, “The students selected the show’s title, VIRTUOSITY, however the term in dance can also be a reference to a powerful presence or technical fierceness. I selected the poster image because it demonstrates the presence of virtuosity - standing with clarity and power.”
Student choreographers include Julia Adams, Noni Diarra Julianna Fiore, Tommy Gryga, Gen Jacoby, Kelsey Kushnir, Julia Lyons, Christina Mclaughlin, Holly McMenamin, Liz Powell, Karli Sartor and Myah Sarwar.
Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, mask wearing is now optional at West Chester University. The University fully supports each person’s choices around whether to wear a mask. As a campus committed to civility toward one another, we expect that everyone will be respectful of individual choices on the matter. We will continue to make masks available at facility entrances. As we learn to live with the virus, protocols are subject to change as health conditions warrant.
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.