'Reflections of the Silver Screen' dances into Ball State's University Theatre

Topic: College of Fine Arts

April 18, 2007

Reflections of the Silver Screen
Beverly Bautista (left) and Stefanie Squint are among the students appearing in "Reflections of the Silver Screen," the season finale for Ball State~~~s Department of Theatre and Dance~~~s Mainstage Subscription Series.
Iconic music of Hollywood films will be celebrated in "Reflections of the Silver Screen," the season finale for Ball State's Department of Theatre and Dance's Mainstage Subscription Series.

Presented by Ball State's Dance Theatre, "Reflections of the Silver Screen" performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 25-28 at University Theatre. Dances are based on such classic films as "An American in Paris" and "From Russia with Love"  as well as a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Roberts.

"The dancers have the choreography down so well you can really picture Fred and Ginger on stage," said Lou Ann Young, artistic director and a Ball State assistant professor of dance.

The variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, modern and tap make for an evening of entertainment that has something for everyone, said Young.

"This is such an appealing and enchanting show," Young said. "I think the audience is going to love it."

This is the second show Ball State Dance Theatre has choreographed based on a theme. Last semester's show was such a success that the department will continue with this trend, she said.

Choreographers include Michelle Burger and Nicole Powell, senior dance majors; faculty members Michael Worcel, Doris Ressl, Greg Lund and Audra Sokol, all assistant professors of dance; and Gail Benedict, a guest from the Youth Performing Arts High School in Louisville. 

The University Theatre Box Office is open from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and one hour before performances. Tickets are $12.50 for the public, $11.50 for Ball State faculty and staff, $9.50 for senior citizens and $6.50 for students. Call the box office at (765) 285-8749 for more information.

By Chantel Arsenault

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