(April 7, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Escaped Images Concert Dances Into MLP April 24/25

SHREVEPORT, La. — Escaped Images Dance Company of Centenary College will perform at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10; free for students with ID.

Under the new artistic direction by Reneé Smith-Cheveallier, the dance company will perform original dances choreographed by students and faculty.

Performances will include Unrelenting, choreographed by Smith-Cheveallier and seniors Rebecca Bundrick and Nate Wasson, and sophomores Tamara Mayer and Tracy Grissom; Coercion by Smith-Cheveallier; Selah by senior Anna Maris; Tap Solo by freshman Jayme Vaughan; The Moment I Said It by Tamara Mayer; A Troddened Way by Rebecca Bundrick; and Rudimentary Phase by Nate Wasson.

Reconstruction of Divining, a piece first performed by the Alvin Ailey Company in 1984, will be choreographed and performed by Rebecca Bundrick and Anna Maris.

Escaped Images dancers include Rebecca Bundrick, Caleb Gaston, Tracy Grissom, Anna Maris, Tamara Mayer, Hannah Moore, Nate Wasson, Kristin Boesch, Sierra Bush, Chelsea David, Emily Mwakitawa, Leah Tennyson and Jayme Vaughan.

There will also be an opportunity to watch the choreography class finals on Sunday, April 26 beginning at 2 p.m. which is also free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at 318.869.5242. Box Office hours are noon to 4 p.m. daily.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.