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2005

Coker College Repertory Dance Company to perform at Art's Alive festival, April 16
    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Coker College Repertory Dance Company will perform at the 28th-annual Art’s Alive festival on the campus of Francis Marion University, Saturday, April 16.

    The group’s performance will begin at noon in the McNair Science Building auditorium.

    The Coker College Repertory Dance Company is comprised of eight dance majors selected by audition. The company performs many genres of dance, including modern ballet, jazz and tap. The company has also had many guest artists this season. 

    The current repertory includes seven works. “Get Up” is a group piece that fuses modern and jazz techniques. “Schmancy” is a light and fun contemporary ballet piece. Both of these works are choreographed by Wanda K.W. Ebright.

    “Kinetic Edge” is a sharp and high-energy modern piece that was choreographed by guest artist Travis Gatiling from Ohio University. “Ralph” is a contemporary piece that was choreographed by another guest artist, Leonard Anderson, from the Charleston County School of the Arts. Dawn Axam, a guest artist from Atlanta’s Tri-Cities School of the Arts, choreographed “2³” and “Pastel Dreams.”  

    There is also a piece choreographed by Angela M. Gallo, the company director. “Sakti Ananda” is an athletic and powerful contemporary quartet that focuses on our inner strength.

    The Coker College Repertory Dance Company has performed at the South Carolina Dancing Festival, SCAPHERD’s Kaleidoscope Dance Concert, and as featured guests with the South Carolina Dance Theatre, as well as for area public schools.

    The Art’s Alive festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, and is free and open to the public. The event is a celebration of the visual and performing arts for the whole family, with simultaneous performances at five different venues on campus.

    For more information, contact the FMU Office of Community Relations at 843-661-1225.

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Last Published: March 31, 2005 8:55 AM
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