(February 11, 2011)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Excavating Self takes center stage at MLP February 25/26

listen to Red River Radio interview with Cheveallier & Dafnis

Escaped images

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Escaped Images, the dance ensemble of the Theatre and Dance department will present the original ballet Excavating Self, February 25 and 26 at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse box office, and cost $15 for adults; $12 for military and seniors; $10 for students; and free for Centenary students, staff and faculty members.

This "modern ballet" tells the story of the women of the company and their struggle to find what they're looking for in the contemporary society they find themselves living in today. The narrative was written by artistic director Renee Cheveallier and members of the dance company.

Written and choreographed by the dance company, this ballet will be preformed to music composed by Centenary College senior, Costas Dafnis. It will mark the first time Escaped Images has taken on this type of performance.

For more information on Excavating Self or other events taking place at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, please call 318.869.5242.

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 has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.