WKU’s Department of Theatre & Dance closes its 2012 Mainstage Season this weekend (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) with WinterDance, A Holiday Extravaganza.
Come watch the WKU Dance Company dance to your holiday favorites as they light up the stage with its dazzling choreography. Tap, jazz and ballet are all a part of the fun, including portions of everyone’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Ballet. Performances take place in Van Meter Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1) and 3 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 2). Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students. Visit wku.showare.com for tickets or call the box office at (270) 745-3121.
“There are a variety of themes to get the entire family in the holiday spirit,” said Amanda Clark, Associate Professor of Dance. “Audiences will experience a Christmas feast that gets out of hand, step into Santa’s workshop where elves attempt to set a greedy elf straight, and experience the magic of the Nutcracker through excerpts from the classical ballet.”
The WKU Dance Company is pleased to be joined by seven area high school students who were invited to participate based on their talent and artistry. They are as follows: Alexandra Watts and Meredith Lewis, Bowling Green High School; Eliah Furlong, Warren East High School; Danielle Cooper and Kristen Huffman, Greenwood High School; Hannah Scott, South Warren High School; and Ashleigh Sewell, Bowling Green Christian.
WinterDance is the culmination of the semester for the dance program and the students are eager to perform. “I’m excited to perform for our community and show everyone what we’ve been working on,” said Erin Ratliff, a sophomore from Frankfort. “Working on WinterDance has made me truly appreciate the talent and hard work that comes out of WKU’s dance program.”
More than 15,000 people were entertained by the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance last year. The department presents more than 20 productions every year including four Mainstage theatre productions, two Mainstage dance concerts, three student-choreographed dance concerts, a Children’s Theatre Series, a Studio Series of student-directed works, a Before Broadway Series featuring a staged reading of a new musical, and a Next Stage Series of showcases and works in progress. More information about the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance can be found at http://www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling (270) 745-5845.
Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560.