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Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

| April 17, 2012

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. [...]

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Spring Dance Concert Features ‘Tusculum Ghosts’

Spring Dance Concert Features ‘Tusculum Ghosts’

| April 13, 2012

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 [...]

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Amherst Dancer Takes the Stage

Amherst Dancer Takes the Stage

| February 10, 2012

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 [...]

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2012 Fringe Festival celebrates arts and landscapes

2012 Fringe Festival celebrates arts and landscapes

| January 24, 2012

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. [...]

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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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