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W&L Repertory Dance Company to Compete at Regional Festival

The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company will present “Resort,” a work choreographed by guest artist Robin Harris and danced by Blaire Monroe ’08, Katherine Perry ’08, Alice Shih ’08, Emily Wallace ’09, Margaret Ward ’09 and A’rese Emokpae ’10, at the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) conference competition on March 13-16, 2008 in Baltimore, Md.

Veil of Ignorance, choreographed by W&L Dance Artistic Director Jenefer Davies, was chosen as one of ten outstanding and exemplary artistic works at the 2007 ACDFA conference held at Radford University.

The American College Dance Festival Association’s primary focus is to support and affirm the role of dance in higher education as well as to promote the wealth of talent and creativity that is prominent throughout college and university dance departments. The Mid Atlantic Region Conference in Baltimore provides a venue for students and faculty to engage in four full days of performances, workshops, panels and master classes taught by professionals from around the region and country. The conference also provides the unique opportunity for students and faculty to have dance works critiqued by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals in an open and constructive forum.

Culminating with the presentation of pieces selected for their exemplary artistic quality, the conference provides an opportunity for college and university dance programs to perform outside their own academic setting and be exposed to the diversity of the college dance world.