April 16, 2024

WCU’s Dept. of Theatre & Dance Presents Immersed in Dance April 25 – 27Spring Dance

WCU's Department of Theatre & Dance and the West Chester University Dance Company present this year’s Spring Dance Concert, immersed | in | dance on Thursday, April 25, Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. The program will feature the creative choreography and design of WCU faculty and students in various styles. General Admission tickets are $15 and senior and student tickets are $12. Both can be purchased here: http://wcupatix.com/theatreanddance.

Spring DanceDirected by Professor of Dance Gretchen Studlien-Webb, immersed | in | dance will feature 14 dances, with styles ranging from contemporary jazz and modern to tap. This year’s dance concert has a recurring theme of seniors reflecting on their college experiences, including one dance with a video montage of college life. It also features a solo performance by Victor Stewart which was recently honored at the American College Dance Association conference with selection into the adjudicated gala performance.

Mary Lynch, a graduating Psychology major and Dance minor says, “The fascinating part about this concert is that all of the pieces are drastically different and powerful in their own right, but there is a clear presence of passion and commitment to dance that brings it all together. Both the dancers and choreographers are fully immersed in this art form.”

The program includes a record number of eighty-five amazing student performers and crew working on the show. There are thirteen student choreographers: Brianna Breschard, Emily Gilligan, Madison Hiller, Danielle Luckanish, Mary Lynch, Sara Magrino, Sophia Mattingly, Hannah Nicholson, Holly McMenamin, Hailey Semmel, Victor Stewart, Molly Thorpe, Laura Whittaker, and a piece by faculty director Gretchen Studlien-Webb. Behind the scenes, WCU alumnus and guest lighting designer, Jon Futty, will help bring the performances to life.



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