March 27, 2013 (Jackson) - The Belhaven University Dance Department will present its spring dance production, Quest of the Designer. Similar to Cirque Du Soleil, this family-friendly performance weaves together six separate works with dance, music and beautiful set designs into one gripping story.

Cynthia Newland, Chair of the Dance Department, elaborates on the production. “Quest of the Designer is an exciting and captivating dance production telling the story of the ‘Great Designer’ and His journey and interaction with His creation. The variety of characters and storyline will inspire the audience’s imagination as well as bring a fresh look at Designer God and the world where He dwells. All ages will be intrigued by this unique performance.”

The performance space has been transformed through a new staging design. The production will also feature an exceptional array of props, ranging from magazines and clip-on lights to the department’s newest addition of an aerial silks apparatus that students will be performing on. The performance, displaying modern and contemporary ballet styles, features choreography by Belhaven faculty members Cynthia Newland, Caleb Mitchell, Laura Morton-Zebert and Rachael Inman.

Individuals and families alike are invited to come and enjoy Quest of the Designer. The performances are taking place at the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio on the following dates:

Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

For tickets, e-mail General Admission $10 to the public; $5 for Seniors and non-Belhaven University students, children under 12 free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.