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Feb. 14, 2012

Birmingham-Southern College to present its annual Spring Dance Performance March 2-3

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern student dancers will grace the stage in March for “Timeless,” two special evenings devoted to showcasing their talent and what they’ve learned throughout the year.

The annual Spring Dance Performance is set for March 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. on the College Theatre’s mainstage. The show will run approximately 90 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. Dance styles performed by the 24 students in this year’s production include jazz, modern, contemporary ballet, and hip hop.

The performances will feature a Balanchine-inspired ballet by Alabama native William-Michael Cooper, a National Endowment for the Arts choreography recipient. Cooper has been working in New York and Japan and recently set works funded by the National Endowment for the Arts for two national ballet companies.

 Other performances include the classic jazz number “And the Beat Goes On,” choreographed by Jacqueline Crenshaw Lockhart, director of the dance program at BSC; a piece entitled “Juka Tribe” that will be restaged by Rhea Speights, artistic director of the Birmingham-based professional modern dance company Sanspointe; and BSC student-choreographed works by Madeleine Walker, Brittany Arias, Emmeline Hollis, Kaitlyn Flagg, Laura Moore, Anna Marie Dobbins, Alicia Wilbanks, and Magdalena Teske.

 “Timeless” is being directed by Lockhart, who is a 1985 graduate of the college.

“Our dedication to rendering a dynamic performance is in honor of those who came before us and left an indelible mark,” she said. “The performances are a testament to what happens when we understand that life is about something greater than ourselves … it’s about the willingness to use our purpose to inspire others to do great things.”

General tickets are $15; students get in for $10 (regardless of school). For reservations, visit or call the College Theatre Box Office at 205/226-4780 or visit online at: www.bsc.edu/academics/theatre//dance.cfm. Seating will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

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