CONWAY, Ark. (October 4, 2013) – The Hendrix Dance Ensemble will present its
fall 2013 recital Turning Inward on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday,
Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall.
Hendrix Dance Professor Brigitte Rogers choreographs Turning Inward
for the Hendrix Dance Ensemble. The piece's inspiration is a quotation from William
Hazlitt: "Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves." The student dancers
have composed monologues inspired by the quotation. John Coltrane's "Love Supreme"
will accompany the dancers. In the composition, Coltrane is contemplating his life.
The ensemble takes the same approach by creating movement that speaks to the individual
dancers, the ensemble and the audience. Stylistically, the movement is contemporary
with a jazz flavor.
"I guess it's an abstract look into a person's spirit/soul and how that transcends
through our daily lives," said Rogers.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts
and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of
the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40
Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014
Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list
of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been
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