November 7, 2012 (Jackson) - The Fall Dance Concert has earned the reputation of being one of the most highly anticipated dance performances at Belhaven University and this year will showcase the choreography of dance faculty and guest artists from the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble.

Cynthia Newland, Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Dance Department said, “For Belhaven University Fall 2012 Dance Concert we have a variety of offerings spanning dance history beginning with ‘Water Study’ choreographed by Doris Humphrey in 1928, George Balanchine classic ‘Serenade’ beautifully constructed in 1935, Laura Morton ‘For Your Dancin Pleasure’ set in 1940 war times to familiar big band tunes.”

Newland adds, “Two newly constructed works by Ryan Corriston and Caleb Mitchell bring balance to the program bringing perspective to contemporary issues experienced through a Christian worldview.”

Belhaven dance faculty and guest artists will showcase an array of beautifully crafted choreography. They will present dance styles that start from classical and contemporary ballet to traditional and contemporary modern dance.

Shows will run November 9, 10, 16 and 17 at the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center at 7:30 p.m. The special matinee performance on November 15 will start at 11:00 a.m.

General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. Belhaven faculty, staff and students receive complimentary admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good for donation to the local food bank. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. for the Thursday matinee.

This is just one of the many exciting events from Belhaven’s School of the Arts. Check out Arts Ablaze for plays, dance and music concerts, poetry readings, gallery exhibits and more happening this year.