Directed by Brigitte
Rogers, free concert features spoken word piece
Members of the
2022-23 Hendrix Dance Ensemble. / Photo by Kendra Baldwin, Hendrix Office of
(March 17, 2023) — The Hendrix Dance Ensemble will present two performances of
its Spring Concert March 31 and April 1, 2023, in Staples Auditorium (building 12
on the current campus map). Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
There is no admission fee, and reservations are requested but not required. To
learn more and make reservations, visit www.hendrix.edu/theatrearts.
Professor of Dance Brigitte Rogers is now in her 18th year of directing the
Hendrix Dance Ensemble. Rogers worked closely with Becke Wilenski, this year’s guest
artist, who conceived a spoken word piece for this concert. Created by the Dance
Ensemble via the Rasaboxes “athlete of the emotions” training and experienced
through Macbeth’s Tomorrow speech, the piece brings a new experience with each
Wilenski has extensive voiceover, theatre, and
film experience. She helped Richard Schechner (founder and original artistic director of
Performance Group later known as The
Wooster Group) create the Rasa Boxes technique. Wilenski and Schechner have a longstanding
collaborative relationship in the performing arts.
pieces feature choreography from faculty and students in varying styles,
including contemporary, jazz, and tap.
on this and other performances presented by the Hendrix College Department of
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A private liberal
arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns
recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is
featured in Colleges That
Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its
academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a
fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876,
Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To
learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.