Renewed Dance Concert April 19-21

St. Davids, PA, April 12, 2013. Eastern University Dance presents Renewed, a Spring dance concert of thoughtful new works by Eastern’s Dance faculty and students. Renewed is a family-friendly celebration of the season and features an eclectic body of works reflecting the diversity of the Eastern University dance community.  Performances run Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 8PM and Sunday, April 21 at 3PM in McInnis Auditorium at Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087.

Tickets are $10 for general admissions, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 with an Eastern University ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 610.225.5545.

“This year’s Spring Dance Concert, Renewed, is a high energy, emotional and reflective investigation into the human condition,” said Stephen Welsh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, Eastern University. “Works range from spiritual journeys and multimedia social commentary to a comedic look at the artistic process, and will both delight and intellectually engage the audience. We are proud of the high quality performances that will be on display.” 

Performances include Labyrinth, choreographed by Theresa Ford, during which meaning and time are explored through an investigation of circular pathways, utilizing unconventional stage areas in their search.

Compass, choreographed by Emily Almeter, is an examination of community versus aloneness. The composition employs group dance, both working individually and in unison.

Saleana Pettaway, Eastern University Co-Director of Dance, is presenting Nilotic Revelations, a piece inspired by Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, an iconic dance work of the African-American Christian experience. In Pettaway’s original piece, we move beyond Ailey’s exploration to the unspoken stories that have shaped the Christian world today.

About Eastern University Dance

The Dance Program of Eastern University provides dance education in a Christian setting, enabling students who are interested in careers in dance to integrate their faith with the discipline of dance. The program approaches the study of dance in a comprehensive manner, balancing the academic curriculum with performance production. The development of satisfactory technical performance is supported by engagement with historical, socio-cultural and aesthetic theory, exploration of creative potential, and instruction in pedagogical practice. The course work and community environment engage with individuals on physical, intellectual, social and emotional levels anchored in Christian spirituality-shaping a dance professional.


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