Facets: A Spring Evening of Dance

Faculty Dance Concert features the talents of Wells students and faculty as well as guest artists and choreographers from Futurpointe Dance.




7:30 p.m.


Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall

General Info

The Wells College Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to present “Facets: A Spring Evening of Dance,” the annual faculty and guest artist dance concert. The performance will take place on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium of Macmillan Hall. Admission is $7 for general public, $5 for Wells community and seniors and free for Wells students, faculty and staff. The public is cordially invited to attend.

“Facets: A Spring Evening of Dance” will feature choreography by Lecturer in Dance Heather Roffe and Guest Artist in Dance Elizabeth Wilmot-Bishop. Presenting a variety of modern, ballet and jazz influenced dance styles with musical selections from Aretha Franklin, Jackie Evancho and Beethoven, this year’s concert delves into the inner self, exploring the deeper desires and emotions of humanity on the personal, societal and national scale.

Guest artists FuturPointe Dance, a Rochester-based professional dance company, will join Wells students and faculty for the production. Formed in 2009, FuturPointe is dedicated to bringing dance to a broader and more diverse audience by combining styles and backgrounds including Carribean, African, Latin, folk/popular dance and ballet. The company has already made a name for itself through tours and performances in national venues, showcasing a performance style that often blends dance with samples from other art forms such as videography, music, and visual art.

FuturPointe Dance will be in residency at Wells the week of April 9–14, offering open master classes to both Wells students and the community. These classes will be:

Wed. 4/11, 4:40-6:00 p.m.
Master class, open to all Wells College and community members: Dance Hall/Reggae
Class Description: a high-energy class, students will learn some of the popular social dance steps seen in Jamaican Dance Hall.

Thurs. 4/12, 11:05 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Master class, open to all Dance students: FuturPointe Technik
Class Description: Modern dance fused with Cuban Contemporary and Afro-Caribbean styles.

For information about these events, email hroffe@wells.edu. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door or by calling the Phipps Auditorium Box Office at 315.364.3456.