At Sweet Briar, internships are a vital part of the academic experience. For the past few weeks, rising seniors Alyssa Berkeley and Jessica Murphy have been teaching at Lynchburg’s Gifted Opportunities Center at R.S. Payne Elementary School.
Sweet Briar College will host its annual Community Youth Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. The event features choreography and performances by local children who participate in dance classes at the College. It is free and open to the public. Dance professor Ella Magruder, who directs the youth dance, [...]
The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]
Sweet Briar College’s annual Spring Dance Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. A dynamic mix of modern dance, ballet and multimedia performance, the show includes several guest artists, as well as Sweet Briar faculty and students. Samantha Angus ’05, who [...]
A student from Amherst is the focus of Sweet Briar’s Senior Dance Concert this spring. Cortney Lewandowski will perform “Spice of Life” at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 in the upper dance studio in the College’s Babcock Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Lewandowski, who has been dancing [...]
Initiated in 2008, Sweet Briar’s Fringe Festival is all about bringing people together to appreciate the arts, from the traditional and serious to the offbeat and funny. This year’s lineup boasts a colorful mix of art exhibits and performances centered on the College’s unique “landscape for learning.” The Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, Feb. [...]
Sweet Briar College will host a performance by the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Founded by artistic director and principal choreographer Billy Siegenfeld, the award-winning Chicago-based company is noted for performing percussive, story-based dance theater. Siegenfeld and his singer-dancers use a [...]
Inspiration for the art of dance springs from many places. The beginnings of works featured in Sweet Briar College’s Fall Dance Concert, which will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 in Murchison Lane Auditorium, can be found any where from everyday relationships to a cave in France.
Sweet Briar College Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate Ellen Reid ’12 will present “Such is Life,” her senior thesis combining installation sculpture and dance at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 in the black box theater at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Click here to read more about Reid and her performance in [...]
Sarah Skaggs ’79 lived just 20 blocks from the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. “ … I saw the whole thing,” Skaggs, director of Sarah Skaggs Dance in New York, recently told the Washington Post. “I thought: After something like this, dance — which to me is something joyous, ecstatic, athletic — [...]