WWU to celebrate Black history with drama and dance
|2/12/2013||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
Drama and dance are on tap as William Woods University celebrates Black History Month at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Dulany Auditorium.
Featuring the Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Mid Missouri Artful Expressions, the event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at William Woods. It is free and open to the public.
Troupe was founded in 1976 by Theressa Ferguson. The Company, as it is often called, has ranged in size from as few as five members, to as many as 15.
The style of dance is versatile; it includes, but is not limited to, ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical and spiritual. Membership in the Company is by audition.
The dance company has performed in a variety of locations, including Freeport, Jamaica; Chicago; Washington, D.C; Greensboro, N.C.; Kansas City, and St. Louis. They have performed for the Jefferson City community, state representatives and state agencies.
In 2008, Lincoln University Dance Troupe had the privilege of hosting the 27th Annual Black College Dance Exchange.
Mid Missouri Artful Expressions is a new group, founded by MiCrystal Day and including DaMia Day and Renata Johnson. A local, amateur performing group with vocal, dramatic and dance experience, they previously performed solo and are now combining their talents. Anthony Pogue Stockton, a WWU junior from Franklin, Ky., will perform with them for a couple of vignettes.