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Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to Perform

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to Perform

| November 24, 2011

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 [...]

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College Presents Fall Dance Concert

College Presents Fall Dance Concert

| November 4, 2011

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.

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Performance Combines Sculpture, Dance

| October 13, 2011

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 [...]

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Alumna Marks 9/11 Through Dance

| September 11, 2011

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 — [...]

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College’s Cultural Arts Day Marks 25 Years

| April 4, 2011

Sweet Briar College will host its 25th Cultural Arts Day for Amherst County Public School fifth-graders on Friday, April 8. This year 333 kids are expected on campus, where Sweet Briar staff, faculty and students have volunteered to lead programs in the performing and visual arts, science and history. In recent years, the first stop [...]

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Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

| March 31, 2011

  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 [...]

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Sweet Briar Launches Innovative Arts Camp

| March 7, 2011

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 [...]

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Dancers Evoke Life in the City

| February 9, 2011

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 [...]

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Bridgman/Packer’s Artful Collision

Bridgman/Packer’s Artful Collision

| January 17, 2011

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 [...]

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Seniors Present ‘Flux’ Dance Concert

Seniors Present ‘Flux’ Dance Concert

| December 1, 2010

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 [...]

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