ATHENS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Dance Company (WVDC) will be performing as part of Concord College’s Artist Lecture Series at the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Auditorium Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
The West Virginia Dance Company consists of six highly trained dancers who blend a variety of dance styles, which generate joy and enthusiasm for audiences of all ages. WVDC was founded in 1977 and toured under the name of Appalachian Dance and Music Ensemble for the first seven years. During the touring seasons the company performs in front of an average of 40,000 students in West Virginia, as well as 11 other states and South America. WVDC was the selected group to participate in the special project, Arts in the Classrooms, sponsored by West Virginia Department of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Current members of the group are Director Toneta Akers-Toler, a native of southern West Virginia; Donald Laney from North Carolina; Stephanie Nerbak from New Jersey; Stefanie Quinones from Virginia; Rachel Shugarman from New York, and Heather Taylor from Ohio. Tonry Lathroum will provide light design for the performance. Costumes are designed by dancer Donald Laney.
Admission for the general public is: adults $5.00, senior Citizens $4.00, and non-Concord students $2.00.
The event is free for Concord College students, faculty and staff.
For more information, call the box office at 1-304-384-5101.
Concord College Notes: The Communication Arts Department produces the College’s student newspaper, radio programming and television programming. The department also produces theatrical and musical productions. It is organized similar to today’s modern corporation with the students completing projects under both student and faculty supervision. This gives students real-world experience that focuses on accountability and responsibility.
Concord College student Renee Freeman wrote this press release. Her hometown is Alderson, W.Va. She is a Communication Arts major and plans to graduate in the spring of 2004.