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April 15-16 shows celebrate 10 years of dance at SMC

Published 10:08pm Tuesday, April 5, 2011

“In Retrospect,” the spring dance concert at Southwestern Michigan College, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 15 and 16 in the theater of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.
The program will feature performances celebrating a decade of dance at the college, including new works by student choreographers Hannah Oliver, Chelsea Laylin, Lindsay Heidenreich, Tyrell Hunt and Sydney Harner.
In addition, two collaborative projects titled “Voices” and “Identities,” will be highlighted.
The interdisciplinary work will integrate writing, the spoken word, music and movement.
“‘Voices’ is a moving tribute to military veterans and the men and women who currently are defending our freedom,” explained instructor Beth Labaren-Root.
“‘Identities’ explores the human development of self concept and personal identity.”
Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for those 18 years and under.
Contact the SMC box office at 800-456-8675, ext. 128-0.

Electric program tonight
The Museum at Southwestern Michigan College presents the third of its Spring Lecture Series today, April 6, “Electricity … From Amber to Edison.”
The lecture, which is free, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Frederick S. Upton Foundation Education Center.
Rick Sheffer will discuss incredible insights that brought nature’s mysterious force of electricity into practical use.

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