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College of Wooster's Spring Dance Concert Features ‘The Sound of a Feeling’

UPublish story by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Wooster Dance Company will present its annual spring concert Thursday through Saturday (April 18-20) at 8:15 p.m. in Freedlander Theatre (329 E. University St.). Tickets, which can be purchased at the Freedlander Box Office, are $9 for general admission and $6 for senior citizens (65 and over) as well as faculty, staff, and non-College of Wooster students.

The concert features H.D. Horner III’s performance of “The Sound of a Feeling,” which was choreographed by Rodney A. Brown as a dance commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The idea germinated from conversations with New York dance artists who performed in the 1980s. The work explores the impact that the arrival of HIV/AIDS had on the American landscape.

Horner, a native of Tennessee, trained at the Nashville School of the Arts and Nashville Ballet. He is a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, which he joined in 2003 and re-joined in 2011.

Kim Tritt, chair and professor of theatre and dance at Wooster, will present her work at the concert along with five student choreographers: seniors Darius Dixson and Annie Woller, and juniors Shakera Blackmon, Shannon McKnight, and Amadi Washington.

The student lighting designers, under the direction of Jody Tidwell, are juniors Kent Sprague and Ben Pfister, sophomores Sidney Martin and Audrey Platt, and first-year Dani Gagnon. The sound for the concert will be coordinated by Chuck Findley.

Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2241) or e-mail (

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