Author: Eastern Progress

Director of Dance Theatre to run final show

After 28 years as an instructor at EKU, the director of Dance Theatre’s Spring Concert will put on her final show April 6-8. Dr. Marianne McAdam has been teaching in the exercise and sport science department and directing EKU’s Dance Theatre since 1989. She will officially retire in June. The show will feature Middle Eastern choreography from Nashwa Cahill, a faculty member in EKU’s department of dance theatre, and will include an onstage performance of “Sacred Yard” by guest singer Mitch Barrett, a songwriter and storyteller from Kentucky. The production does not have one overarching theme, but rather many stories told through 13 individually choreographed or co-choreographed numbers, including “You Will be Found,” “Foundations” and “The Gift.” Karagan Feldmeier, 19, a communication disorders major from Louisville and freshman in Dance Theatre will be dancing in six of the 13 numbers and worked with many of the choreographers. “Each choreographer brings their own theme and story to life,” Feldmeier said. “All the pieces have a story people can connect to in a variety of ways.” Catesby Spears, 20, a junior elementary education major from Paris and two-year president of EKU’s Dance Theatre, had the opportunity to choreograph a number, “I’m Fine,” for the first time for this year’s concert with friend, Mary Bush. “It was interesting to combine our two styles,” Spears said. “But we’re both super happy with how...

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