Dance company to present spring show

The Wake Forest University Dance Company presents its spring dance concert April 22-24 featuring a dance choreographed by Cedric Flynt, a lead dancer with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

Performances, which also include several student-choreographed works, begin at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater of Scales Fine Arts Center.

Flynt’s piece, “The Ladies Who Lunch at the Biltmore,” explores the fusion of ballet and modern dance. He describes it as “a simple line dance that deals with an elite group of five ladies, all very different, with a common goal. Each commands her space with haunting elegance. The ladies gather to speak and mock the very foundation that separates each from the majority.”

Wake Forest senior Keri Bradley will perform “A Woman’s Prerogative,” a dance she choreographed to the sultry music of Peggy Lee. Seniors Eve Richter and Michele Hallor collaborated to create the duet they will perform, and sophomore Catherine Lewan choreographed a piece to the music of Aretha Franklin.

The company will also perform “Hunting/Nightbird,” a piece by Wake Forest Director of Dance Nina Lucas first presented in the fall and again in March at the American College Dance Festival. “Paradox,” choreographed by Andre Tyson, is also on the program, and Robert Simpson, who teaches a social dance class at Wake Forest, created a swing dance piece for nine couples.

Admission is $10, $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available in advance by calling the Wake Forest Theater Box Office at 336-758-5295 between 12-5:30 p.m. or can be purchased at the door.

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