Take Me Home
By: Sydni Wynter ’18
This year’s dance concert, aptly titled “HOME”, is the first production under the new program headed by Director Amber Daniels and Assistant Director Tess Sturgeon ‘08. Under the new direction, this concert is bound to be redefine and bolster Dance Ensemble’s role and prestige in the Episcopal Fine Arts community. Not only does the performance include live music, pieces from a variety of styles choreographed by locally and nationally renowned artists, but it also includes technological components, a facet previously unprecedented in the Ensemble.
This year’s concert is particularly special for the senior dancers as former director, Ms. Katie McCaughan, returned to choreograph the show’s final piece, the last piece each senior will perform as a member of the ensemble. During the final performance of the piece on Saturday night, the members of Dance 4/Dance 4 Honors shed tears during the sentimental, emotional piece. When asked about her concluding experience as a dancer in the program, senior Gracie Phillips ‘18 said, “The Dance Ensemble will always hold a special place in my heart. I have formed a special relationship with each and every dancer because we are a true family. During my last performance on stage Saturday night, I couldn’t help but shed a few tears because this program means the world to me.” As the end their dance careers at Episcopal come to a close, the senior class could not dream of a better group of young, talented dancers to continue our legacy and carry this program above and beyond our expectations.
Image courtesy of Katie Cofran ’19.