October 15, 2010
"For Better, For Worse," the Senior Bachelor of Arts Dance Concert at Webster University
The Webster University Department of Dance presents "For Better, For Worse," the senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Concert featuring six premier works by Amber Franek and Louis Williams. The performance investigates eclectic works from a personal perspective. The concert is presented on Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in Stage III, lower level of Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. The performance is free, but donations are appreciated. "For Better, For Worse" will captivate you from beginning to end and have you questioning your preconceived thoughts of arts and life. Please call 314-968-7128 or email email@example.com for more information.
Louis Williams' professional performing credits include Ghosts of Versailles and Salome with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ragtime with St.Louis Black Repertory Theater, West Side Story with Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and MUNY seasonal productions. Williams is currently a senior at Webster University where he is pursuing a BFA in Dance with a minor in Speech Communications. He is a member of the Webster University Dance Ensemble and has had the opportunity to perform twice at the American College Dance Festival National Gala, in New York and Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Williams has also studied at the Krupinski Academy of Dance and has been a scholarship recipient at Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
Willams' two premier works focus on deconstructing the ballet aesthetic and merging it with Horton technique, while incorporating his unique movement style. His work questions and challenges society's views of relationships, both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. One way he approaches this is through equal roles of partnering.
Amber Franek has performed in numerous venues such as the Outback Bowl, the National Dance Alliance Conference, the American College Dance Festival, Atrek's developing artist project, the Webster University Dance Ensemble and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Concerts. She has been teaching at The Dance Connection for seven years and has choreographed more than a dozen pieces for their competition team.
Franek's premier works explore the relationships within your self and to others. She abstracts the content of connectivity thorough a fusion of modern and jazz vocabularies. Her group piece Taut Correlation uses ropes of fabric to manipulate the dancers. Flooded Mind, Franek's solo work, contains original spoken text that she utilizes to create movement.