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W&L's Repertory Dance Company to Perform on Dec. 3, 4 and 5

Washington and Lee University’s award-winning Repertory Dance Company will be performing “W&L Dancers Create…” on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5, at 6:30 p.m. on the Keller Stage at the Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington.

This concert, under the artistic direction of Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, is dedicated to work performed and composed by students and showcases the diversity and talent within the dance program. “The beauty of this concert is its eclectic nature,” said Davies.

Both contemporary and classical ballet works composed by Blair Davis ’15, Lisa Stoiser ’15 and Jillian Katterhagen ’15 will be performed alongside contemporary modern and innovative post-modern pieces by Sue Sue Drennan ’15, Inga Wells ’16 and Emily Danzig ’16.

Other works include a fun, dance-in-your-seat piece composed by seniors Kaitlin Coughlin and Stoiser and Nacho Portella’s ’14 comic work featuring the war of the puppets. Not to be missed is Elliot Emadian’s ’16 deeply personal and touching contemporary dance journey.

After Thursday’s performance, the choreographers will hold a discussion about how they develop their work and the meanings behind them.

This is a fun, family adventure with something for everyone. This is University dance at its best and brightest. The proceeds from the $5 suggested donation will benefit W&L dance’s educational programs.

“W&L Dancers Create…” is presented by the Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies.