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Colby-Sawyer College to Host Spring Dance Ensemble 'Perspectives'

Colby-Sawyer College's Fine and Performing Arts Department presents the spring dance ensemble “Perspectives” on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Sawyer Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. Tickets are available at or through the Sawyer Center Box Office (603-526-3670 or The two-act, 20-number performance includes jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical, and features choreography by students and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance Laura Dunlop Shepherd.

Perspectives will entertain and challenge the audience, according to Professor Shepherd. “Each dancer has been shaped by the triumphs and tragedies of life and brings to the stage his or her unique experience to share,” she said. “The audience will relate to some perspectives, of course, but might find others life-changing.”

About the Artistic Director

Laura Dunlop Shepherd is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., with a degree in Theatre and Dance. After years of performing in summer stock and professional musical theater, and then in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes as a singer and dancer, her focus turned to sharing the performing arts that have so enriched her life with others through teaching.

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–Anurup Upadhyay '15

Anurup Upadhyay is a Business major at Colby-Sawyer College and a student writer for College Communications.

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