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‘Free at Last’ concert will be final curtain call for senior dancers at BSC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—A series of free nightly dance performances will be held on campus April 26-30 that will feature unique student choreography and give five graduating seniors one last chance to dance on a Birmingham-Southern stage.
The concert, entitled “Free at Last,” will feature seven numbers, two of which are choreographed by BSC seniors. It will open to the public Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m. and run every evening at 7 p.m. through Saturday, April 30. The concert will be held at the college’s Sports Center inside Dance Department Studio 1.
The students will dance to a variety of music—from contemporary songs one might hear on the radio to classical and industrial. There will also be a good mix of modern, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop dance styles.
BSC Adjunct Dance Professor Jenna Wilson will oversee the production, which she says “was almost entirely put together by the 18-member student cast themselves. The performance is meant to be one last ‘hurrah!’ for the dancers before graduation and the summer, so there is a pervading sense of freedom and spontaneity to the event.”
Students who will be performing are Ian Adams; Brittany Arias, a senior; Jesse Calvert, a senior; Joanna Carter; Jon Collins, a senior; Anna Marie Dobbins; Kaitlyn Flagg; Jaime Hodge, a senior; Ariana Jackson, a senior; Emmie Hollis; Ana Lejava; Ashley McQueen; Laura Moore; Courtney Rice; Magdalena Teske; Avery Vitemb; Maddie Walker; and Alicia Wilbanks.
Birmingham-Southern offers a minor in dance as part of a curriculum that includes majors in theatre and musical theatre. To learn more about BSC’s dance program, visit www.bsc.edu/academics/theatre-dance.