Allegheny College’s Dance and Movement Studies Program presents its annual holiday concert, Cookies and Milk, for families and children on Sunday, December 6, 2015 with performances at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm in the Montgomery Performance Space. Refreshments will be served at 3:00 pm in the Campus Center Lobby.
The concert this year fits in well with the College’s theme, “The Year of Meadville”. Local bakers who are members of Creating Landscapes for Families will be providing the cookies served this year. In addition two groups of dancers who are students at Movement Unlimited here in Meadville will be performing in the concert. The instructors for those students are Allegheny students Casey Freed and Lauren Winterberg demonstrating the unique collaborative relationships between the College and the Meadville Community.
Allegheny College students from the Jazz, Modern, and Tang Soo Do courses will perform in the concert as well as the student jazz dance group JaDE. Another highlight of the concert will be two opportunities for audience involvement. Meadville’s own creative writer Roberta Levine will narrate for the Modern dance students’ performance and will invite children to join in the story. Local musician and MAMS faculty member John Hyatt will work with Allegheny students in setting a winter scene with additional help from audience members. In keeping with the seasonal spirit of giving, there will be a collection box for Toys for Tots at the concert. Audience members can demonstrate appreciation for the entertainment by contributing new, unwrapped toys to be gifted to a child who might otherwise not receive holiday presents.
The concert is free and open to the public. Call the Dance and Movement Studies office (814) 332-2813 to make a reservation.