Thursday, February 16, 2012

End of the term

Well this term flew by! We've been so busy with the holiday concert at the beginning of the term, Raw edges, auditions, master classes and a slew of other things. Juried finals have been going on this past week and today is the last day. The students and faculty alike are ready for a much needed break.

Next term is bringing many exciting things. We've already started rehearsals for Mobile, one of the pieces we are doing for our spring show. Dancers have been rehearsing this week and Christopher Ruud of Ballet West is coming in this weekend to clean and solidify the piece. There are going to be a lot of great things to look forward to in the spring!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Raw Edges

Hello Everyone!

After months of rehearsal and hard work, Raw Edges is finally here! We've got a great program this year and all of the choreographers are fortunate enough to have their pieces in every show. Senior Kelly Clymer will open the show with a dynamic and energetic piece encompassing the theme of clocks and time. Other pieces in the show include works by Anastasia Welsh and Jessica Stachelrodt who are doing ballet, Tess Sinke whose piece is an emotional portrayal of faith in God and relationships between people and Melissa Sheffield with a powerful contemporary work. The performance is closing with Eden Mishler's piece about the journey through college and emotions portrayed through mime and ballet. Along with the student choreography there will be a solo performed by Eden and two pieces performed by returning alumni.

Check out the article about Raw Edges on our dance department website :

Raw Edges will be performed Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on the Mercyhurst campus. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and students, and $5 for youths 15 and under. President’s Cardholders will pay $7.50 and tickets are $3.50 for Mercyhurst students with ID.

A preview performance is also scheduled on Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. All Friday tickets are $5, and only balcony seating will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 824-3000.

Looking forward to seeing you there!