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Best of the Appalachian Dance Ensemble

March 25, 2021 | 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble

photo by Lynn Willis

This virtual best-of showcase from Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance features works from faculty choreographers, including Laurie Atkins, Emily Daughtridge, Regina Gulick, Cara Hagan, Ray Miller, Brad Parquette, and Sherone Price.

All curated works were produced between 2006-2019 and highlight genres of modern, ballet, tap and African-themed dance. The selected works feature not only beautiful dancing and well-crafted choreography, but also lighting design by Mike Helms and John Marty, and costume design by Sue Williams. Videography by Bill Pivetta.

Michael Helms, Chair, Dept. of Theater and Dance:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all of us hard. It has been especially hard for those of us who work and teach in the performing arts. Our theatres have been silent for some time now as live productions have been halted across the country.

So we are delighted at this opportunity to team up with our partner, The Schaefer Center Presents, for the opportunity to bring this virtual dance showcase to you. It represents a cross section of some of our best dance works from the past, choreographed by our talented faculty and performed by our wonderful students.

This concert is the collaborative effort of dancer, choreographer, designers and videographers. All working together in the creation of moving art. That is what we do. We make art. The arts make us. The arts sustain life. That is what we need right now…more than ever.”

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LOCATION: Online event; a private link to access the event will be emailed to all registrants both the day before and one hour prior to event.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 25 at 8pm; 75 minutes
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at
800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

Event is FREE, but registration is required. Online registration will close 3 hours prior to event. Late registrants must call the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.
Or register by calling the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

A private link to access the event will be emailed to all registrants both the day before and one hour prior to the event. ***Please check your spam folders if you do not receive the emails.***

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the fall series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.
Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble
Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble

Above: From Elegy, choreographed by Regina Gulick, Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble 2016
Photo credit: Lynn Willis

At right: From curved beneath the yoke, choreographed by Brad Parquette, Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble 2017
Photo credit: Lynn Willis

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council,
a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org 

national endowment for the arts
nc arts council

With sincere appreciation to our generous corporate sponsors for making this series accessible to all, at no cost to our audiences.

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March 25, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm