Albion College Dance Association presents student thesis, other works in concert

A dance honors thesis and other student works comprise Albion College Dance Association's spring concert, April 2 through 4. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each evening in the Ferguson Dance Studio, located in the basement of Albion's Kresge Gymnasium.

The featured work is an Honors Program thesis "Moving Expressions of a Culture: An Exploration of Music and Dance in the Caribbean" by Ashli Fox, president of the student-led Dance Association. "I’ve chosen four musical genres - reggae, soca, dancehall and rake and scrape - as a way to present Caribbean culture as a whole," Fox explained. "The main focus of this work is dance’s relationship and development within these genres and as such I have combined specific movement vocabulary with musical choices in an effort to create a diverse collection of pieces reflective of the Caribbean cultural experience.   

Fox noted that the concert includes dancers from the College's Dance Team, technique classes and just interested individuals.  "All pieces are original works created by fellow Albionites and my thesis is a cross-cultural experience that would enable the audience to become immersed in something new, exciting and educational," she concluded. "You can't beat that!"

The performances are free and open to the public; early arrival is encouraged as seating is limited.  For more information, contact Fox at 517/629 1071 or .