Tunes, Tutus, and Turning Wheels

October 13, 2011 (Jackson) - Tunes, Tutus, and Turning Wheels is a dance performance unlike any other. This exciting concert highlights the artistic expressions of those with and without disabilities.

The Belhaven Center for the Arts, Concert Hall will host the performance on October 29 at 7:30 P.M., and will feature dancers from various walks of life, gathered together in a mixture of choreographic styles to present an entire evening of dance, music and creative arts.

Cynthia Newland, chair of Belhaven University’s Dance Department and Director of Tunes,Tutus and Turning Wheels states, "It continues to be an honor to present an event for the community that displays such evident diversity of participants. Attending this unique program, the audience will have an experience that will inspire their hearts as well as bringing a greater awareness of the abilities of those with various disabilities."

An exciting feature in this year’s performance is the Methodist Rehabilitation Center Wheelchair Fencing Team. Newland adds, "The opportunity to bring together the athleticism of fencing and ballet confirms the vigor of both art forms. Although terminology differs, both require eloquent grace and the power to articulate and execute precision.”

The Tunes, Tutus, and Turning Wheels performance will include choreography from Mark Tomasic of Dancing Wheels, members of the Methodist Rehabilitation Center Wheelchair Fencing Team, Nicole Marquez, Belhaven University faculty and students of the dance and music departments and children from Little Light House, and an exhibit from the VSA MS Community Art Group.

General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors, students, and children. There is complimentary admission for Belhaven faculty, staff and students. Doors open at 7:00 P.M.

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.