Ensemble offers ‘a Time to Dance’

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Saint Mary’s College Dance Ensemble Workshop takes the stage of O’Laughlin Auditorium on LeMans Drive in Notre Dame at 7: 30 p.m. April 27-28 and at 2 p.m. for a matinee performance also on April 28.

Artistic director Indi Dieckgrafe-Dreyer, dance professor at Saint Mary’s, emphasizes the creativity and originality of the program’s concepts, ideas, and production elements. This production honors International Dance Day 2012, April 29, as declared by the International Dance Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

“This concert is dedicated to the art of dance, its history, contribution to society and its universal importance,” said Dieckgrafe-Dreyer.

“a Time to Dance…” features choreography by faculty, guest artists, and one student choreographer Jean Medin ’13 of Elkhart. General admission is $13.

The Dance Ensemble Workshop functions as the College’s dance company in residence. Most of the performers are pursuing the dance minor through the Saint Mary’s College Program in Dance.