Dance company to present spring show

The Wake Forest University Dance Company presents its spring dance concert April 13-15 featuring “Inertia,” a piece choreographed by guest artist Karola Luttringhaus.

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

“‘Inertia,’ though directly relating to the persecution of the Jews in Europe before and during World War II, equally applies to black and Native American Indian history,” said Luttringhaus.

“I made this piece because too often people assumed that I would agree with racist ideas, because I am German, because I am white,” said Luttringhaus. “I just want to make sure everyone knows I don’t agree with them.”

The stories narrated in the piece are all true.

Luttringhaus grew up in Berlin. She received a bachelor’s degree in modern dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed for Robert Wilson, The Wheel Theatre Group, Benoit Maubrey and others.

Winston-Salem musicians Will Dyer, Mark Wienand, Mark Linga and Chris Leiser will provide the music for “Inertia.” Millicent Greeson, the owner of Urban Artware in downtown Winston-Salem has provided the artwork incorporated in the show.

Seven Wake Forest students-Stephanie Hudson, Ashiya Carter, Colby Waller, Catherine Lewan, Katherine Kerns, Erin Maxon, Holly McCartney-also choreographed pieces for the performance.

Wake Forest Dance Director Nina Lucas and dance faculty member Robert Simpson have also created new works for the concert.

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 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or can be purchased at the door.

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