Happy Holidays with the LSO: DanceWorks Magical Performance

Cassie Latyak ~ Guest Writer

Lynchburg’s DanceWorks in collaboration with the Lynchburg Wind Symphony Orchestra, will host a holiday dance extravaganza on Dec.1st and 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

The show this season is Reliving the Wonders of Childhood. The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Oeida M. Hatcher, will feature DanceWorks along with Community Big Band, under the direction of Dr. Chris Magee.

“We’re performing with the wind ensemble for the holiday concert. This is a part of music and theater together,” says Loretta Wittman, who choreographs DanceWorks.

This showcase is unique because the dancers will perform with live music, which adds character and a sense of unity to the performance. Nothing will spread holiday cheer like the audience being able to feel the high energy of live music and a stunning performance of a rag doll dance. Photograph by Cassie Latyak

Wittman choreographed a creative dance with new techniques and exciting props to dazzle the audiences’ eyes and spread holiday cheer. This is a great community-wide event hosted by the University of Lynchburg.

Dancer Clara Wolf said, “I thought it is interesting that the range of ages within the orchestra is like students at The University of Lynchburg and older people from the community who are also a part of the orchestra,”.

The shows are open to the public and are free to attend. Seating is reserved; be sure to get a ticket by calling 434.544.8344 or emailing music@lynchburg.edu.

DanceWorks is a group of 15-20 dancers who perform a variety of types of dance. The group includes all different levels of dance. Faculty and students typically choreograph the dances that DanceWorks performs throughout the year.

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