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November 11, 2016

West Virginia Dance Company to Perform November 29

West Virginia Wesleyan College ArtsAlive! series is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of West Virginia Dance Company (WVDC) at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm.  The performance is free and open to the public. 

Founded in 1977, WVDC performs a mixed repertory of entertaining and thought-provoking modern works that generate enthusiasm in audiences of all ages.  The company has performed extensively throughout West Virginia and the greater Mid-Atlantic region and reaches tens of thousands of K-12 students each year with its award-winning arts education program.

For its 40th season program, WVDC will introduce two new works to the repertoire that celebrate the joy and complexity of human interactions.  From the Depths by founder and Managing Artistic Director Toneta Akers-Toler is set to Latin jazz as a parallel to the improvisational nature of our lives and examines the infinite possibilities for human interaction as our personal energies collide.  Schubert Variations, an American Masterpiece, by Gerri Houlihan, former Dean of the American Dance Festival, is choreographed to the second movement of Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in d minor.  This flowing and technically beautiful piece explores the use of theme and variation through the microcosm of young people and their relationships and includes four variations:  a passionate solo, a romantic quartet, a virtuosic and humorous duet for two men, and a playful duet for two young lovers. 

As a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, the WVDC is funded through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, community foundations, and the state of West Virginia. The performance at Wesleyan is sponsored with funds provided through ArtsAlive! 

For more detailed information about the West Virginia Dance Company and its programs, visit www.WVDanceCo.com. For more information about this performance, contact Thomas Schoffler, associate professor of theatre, at schoffler_t@wvwc.edu or 304-473-8810.

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