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SFA dance program's spring concert set for Sunday

March 20, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs
Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Kinesiology and Health Science will present the dance program's spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Kinesiology and Health Science will present the dance program's spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert will showcase works by SFA students, dance program faculty and guest artists.

Professor Stan Bobo's work "T'wixt Dusk and Dawn" recently was seen at the American College Dance Festival in Laredo, along with "Sieve," which was set on the SFA Repertory Dance Company last fall by guest artist Sarah Imhoff-Jones. Another repertory work from the fall, "A Shot in the Dark," will make its main-stage debut. It was restaged for the company by visiting guest artists from Berlin, Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel. Adjunct faculty member Heather Samuelson contributes "Propulsion," a group work for six dancers that explores geometric shapes and intricate lifts to music by Frédéric Chopin.

The concert also is an opportunity for students completing their bachelor's degrees in dance to present their works. This semester, six students have created new dances under the direction of Professor Elizabeth Rhodes. They are Bethany Anguiano, Jessica Chance, Alex Charles, Katie Reeves, Hannah Schultz and Tamara Story. Two additional student choreographers, Katie Husfelt and Mirannda Lindberg, have been invited to restage their works, which debuted in the dance program's studio concert last fall.

Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $12 for general admission, $8 for SFA faculty and staff members and senior citizens, and $5 for students. For additional information, call (936) 468-1543 or e-mail dance@sfasu.edu.