CONWAY, Ark. (March 19, 2018)
— The Hendrix College Dance Ensemble on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31
will present performances of its Spring Concert in Staples Auditorium. Both
performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Directed by Brigitte Rogers,
associate professor of dance and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and
Dance, the program includes several pieces that are choreographed, performed,
and designed by Hendrix students. This level of involvement provides
opportunities for students to apply their creative energy and engage in
artistic growth through developing these pieces.
One of the Dance Ensemble’s
selections is choreographed to “Gold Touch I,” a ballet based on King Midas and
his childlike delight in transforming objects into gold, composed by Hendrix
Professor of Music Dr. Karen Griebling. The Hendrix College Chamber Orchestra will
play this piece to accompany the Dance Ensemble, and also will perform it at
its own Spring Concert, set for April 23.
Members of the 2017-18
Hendrix College Dance Ensemble are Kathryn Bolt ’18, Mary Cook ’20, Brian
Earles ’18, Grace Featherston ’19, Elaina Heikes ’20, Brianna LeBoeuf ’19,
Erika Levy ’18, Mallory Magruder ’21, Yasmin Newman ’18, Brandon Oglesby-Swett
’20, Lauren Porter ’21, Rosie Ronca ’20, Erin Salter ’18, Aly Savage ’21, and
Mady Shaddox ’20.
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.