Faculty Dance Concert March 18-20 Exposes ‘Soles and Souls’

Aug 26, 2011
Rudi Kiefer

Originally published on 3/15/10

Atlanta’s modern dance choreographer Melanie Lynch-Blanchard and professional performers from Zoetic Dance Ensemble join Brenau dance faculty and students at 7:30 p.m. March 18-20 with the annual Faculty Dance Concert 2010 in the Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts on the Gainesville campus. General admission tickets are available at the door – adults, $6; seniors, children 12 and under, students with valid ID $4; Brenau faculty, staff and students free.

The dance concert, this year titled “Exposing Soles and Souls,” provides the university’s highly acclaimed faculty a public showcase for their talents.

“This should be a feat for the senses,” said Vincas Greene, chairman of the Department of Dance at Brenau. “‘Exposing Soles and Souls’ bares a variety of authentic flavors.”

Lynch-Blanchard’s innovative Zoetic Dance Ensemble performs the director’s contemporary work, “Click,” which joins the dancers on stage in a sea of soft fabrics and emerald multi-media projections. Also in the program, Brenau students who are majoring in dance perform “Joiners,” her dance revealing the behavior of women in friendships.

Other work on the program includes “Be Still,” a piece developed by Associate Professor Jolie Long, Brenau dance majors bow, twirl and vibrate while combating a suggested stressful life tempered by inner peace.

Greene has two pieces on the program performed by Long and a student ensemble: “Dixit Dominus,” rooted in classicism, offsets “The Bridge,” a contemporary piece exploring ideas of relationships.

The pulse and rhythm of Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor, Opus 94: Presto are visualized as members Brenau University’s Department of Dance and Gainesville Ballet scribble across the stage in Assistant Professor Nikki Bybee’s neoclassical ballet, “Avec Vivacité.”

For more information about the program call (770) 534-6249.