Bamboo harvested from the campus’ deep woods, vocals by women singing medieval texts — oh, and an Astroturf ramp and puffy plastic bags. Such a list can only describe Sweet Briar College’s Spring Dance Concert, which is set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. Student choreographers [...]
Complex problems require inspired, imaginative solutions. They call for creativity. Sweet Briar College will help answer the need for creative thinkers this summer when it debuts BLUR: The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, a program for high school students interested in theater, creative writing and visual art. The program will be held June [...]
Dance majors Ashley Adams and Sara Buttine will present their senior concert, “A City of … ,“ at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 in the upper dance studio at Babcock Fine Arts Center. The choreography “embraces all aspects of the city,” Buttine said. “Shining light, tapping toes, powerful poetry and crowded [...]
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer’s “Memory Bank” uses custom time-delay software to make recorded images interact with the live dancers in a way that, according to Bridgman/Packer Dance, creates an “alchemy of living form and virtual image.” As their real and recorded selves are “mixing, swirling, interfering and colliding with each other,” past and present [...]
Sweet Briar College senior dance and psychology majors Meagan Oliphant and Betsy Saccenti will host their senior dance concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 in the upper dance studio at Babcock Fine Arts Center. As Oliphant and Saccenti begin to transition into the next chapter of their lives, they are [...]
A quick poll of the students and faculty members choreographing Sweet Briar College’s Fall Dance Concert suggests a colorful program tailored for those who like a little tradition with their modern dance. It includes instructor Mari Mori’s classical ballet in which she sets four dancers to music by Johann Pachelbel and a lively Irish step [...]
A couple of years ago, with a semester of Ballet 101 under his belt, Sweet Briar College Chaplain Adam White started pestering dance professor Mark Magruder about performing in one of his upcoming dance concerts.
Senior dance majors Emily Brown, Nikki Pham and Mary Susan Sinclair-Kuenning will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13 and 14 in the Upper Dance Studio in Babcock Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, and according to dance professor Mark Magruder, seating is BYOP or “bring your own pillow.”
Sweet Briar’s Fall Dance Concert will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. A third performance, a solo concert by Sweet Briar dance program director Mark Magruder, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Magruder’s solo concert, “Kinetic Playground,” features his original sculpture, choreography [...]
Sweet Briar College’s 2008-09 Babcock Season opens Monday, Sept. 15 with classical Indian dancer Padmarani Rasiah Cantu. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. A complimentary reception will follow.