The dance company’s stay will come to an end in a main stage dance concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Russell Auditorium on the campus of Georgia College. The concert will include a new work, “Fusion” by Jeanguy Saintus, and will be complemented by a mixed repertory program. Admission to the performance is $15 for adults, $12 for the Friends of Allied Arts and Georgia College students are admitted free with their university ID.
“This is my first time putting a concert of this nature together. The audience can expect to see an extraordinary range of artistry,” Robinson said. “I will be doing my own work about the Egyptian queen Nefertiti ‘In The Valley of the Nile,’ for which I worked with the national composer of Egypt Halim El-Dabh. There will also be an excerpt from ‘Lush Life’ which was a piece done with Dr. Maya Angelou in 1983.”
The CPRDE’s residency and performances in Milledgeville are funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Southern Arts Federation, the New England Federation for the Arts, and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Town & Gown Arts is sponsored by Allied Arts and the Georgia College Arts Unlimited Committee.
“These dancers are very good role models as professional working artists for our students. They convey to students a lot about the hard work it takes to do this, and in addition to being a dancer, the work of touring is really taxing on them. Students recognize that and appreciate it because they don’t get to see this in everyday life,” said Randy Cannon, Allied Arts director. “They function like a large family and are supportive of each other. This is the company’s third visit to Milledgeville and I’m sure it won’t be the last. These dancers want to reach out and engage the students in conversation and help them realize that their individual dreams are attainable through hard work and making the right choices.”