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Repertory Dance Company Presents “W&L Dancers Create”

Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance, the award winning W&L Repertory Dance Company is performing “W&L Dancers Create” on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., on Keller Stage at Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington.

Under the artistic direction of Professor Jenefer Davies, the concert is dedicated to work performed, composed and designed by students and showcases the diversity and talent within the dance program. A suggested donation of $5 benefits W&L’s dance education programs.

The concert’s beauty is in its eclectic nature. Beautiful contemporary and classical ballet works composed by Blair Davis ’15, Madison Shinaberry ’16 and Jillian Katterhagen ’15 are performed alongside contemporary modern and innovative post-modern works by Sue Sue Drennan ’15, Alyssa Hardnett ’14 and Inga Wells ’16. A fun, dance-in-your-seat swing dance composed by Astrid Pruitt ’14 competes for our smiles with Lisa Stoiser’s ’15 laugh out loud comic work that pairs classical ballet and red solo cups. Not to be missed is Kelsey Witherspoon’s ’14 work with performers literally dancing in the aisles.

A W&L dance event would not be complete without a bit of aerial dance. Emily Danzig ’16 and Abby McLaughlin ’16 fly high with aerial ropes and harnesses secured 40 feet above the stage. Students Jay Catlett ’14, Jack Powers ’15 and Logan Nardo ’14 design the stage lighting along with lighting design Professor Shawn Paul Evans.

Stay after Friday’s performance for an intimate discussion with the choreographers and learn how they make their work and the meanings behind them.

This is a fun family adventure with something for everyone. Come and witness student dance at its best and brightest.