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October 3, 2012

Fresh Tracks: VSU Dance leaps into new territory



Nielsen and dance students’ “Call of the Beat”. Cast: Sarah Wildes Arnett, Ariel Balla, Halle Biggs, Helen Brown, Makeda Bryce, DeVante Graham, Jonathan Gray, Marie Harper, Deroccius Harris, Jennifer Jackson, Robert B. McGaha, Raina Mitchell, Esmond Pickett, Rachelle Sanford, Kia Street, Sharia Stripling, Nicole Summerlin, Jesse Vickers. Costume design: Rebecca A. Huguet. Scenic design: Ruth Brandvik. Lighting design: Ellie Siegel.

Arnett’s “Fluttering Awake/Wash Over Me.” Cast: Marie Harper, Kelsey Johnson, Leah Kelly, Haley Sheppard, Larren Woodward. Costume design: Esther Iverson and Patrice Trower. Lighting design: Melanie Harkness.

Schaeffer’s “Axis.” Cast: DeVante Graham, Deroccius Harris, Darius Jackson, Robert McGaha, Caleb Spivey, Halle Biggs, Helen Brown, Makeda Bryce, Jennifer Jackson, Tehya Malone, Raina Mitchell, Rachelle Sanford, Marissa Shankle, Sharia Stripling, Jesse Vickers, Antoinette Williams. Music: Christopher Bailey. Costume design: Esther Iverson. Lighting design: Ellie Siegel.

Schaeffer’s “Intimate Echoes.” Cast: Esmond Pickett and Nicole Summerlin; Marissa Shankle and Darius Jackson; Makeda Bryce and Marie Harper. Music: Rachel Grimes. Costume design: Esther Iverson. Lighting design: Ruth Brandvik.

Nielsen’s “Time Out.” Cast: Karoline Holiday, Matty Hogan, Ben McGaha, Megan Stewart, Hannah Kortrey, Madeline Gruzien, Shadaijah Jackson, Haley Sheppard, Caleb Spivey, Kendra Stevens, DeVante Graham, Rocky Harris, Artise Newton. Costume design: Esther Iverson. Lighting design: Ruth Brandvik.

Arnett’s “Habit of Change.” Cast: Elizabeth Adams, Helen Brown, Darius Jackson, Kelsey Johnson, Kristen Keebler, Leah Kelly, Raina Mitchell, Esmond Pickett, Marissa Shankle, Sharia Stripling, Nicole Summerlin, Antoinette Williams. Costume design: Esther Iverson. Lighting design: Melanie Harkness.


VSU Repertory Dancers presents “Fresh Tracks.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 4-6; 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

Where: Sawyer Theatre, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood.

Reservations, more information: Call (229) 333-5973; or visit

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