Modern in Motion VIII dance concert rescheduled for Oct. 16-17

The Modern in Motion VIII dance concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17 due to Hurricane Delta. Performance times are Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct.17 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the Fleur de Lis Stage on the Downtown Riverbank in Natchitoches.

Modern in Motion VIII is presented by Northwestern State University Theatre and Dance and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission.

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Masks are recommended for those attending and audience members are asked to maintain social distancing.

The choreographers of the program are Kirstin Riehl, Michael Lomeka and Rebecca Morgan, who are members of Northwestern State dance faculty. The choreographers worked individually on their pieces and will tie them together for the performance. The music is by the composer Wytold (William Wytold Lebing).

Riehl said the faculty chose the riverfront for its natural beauty and to support safe social distancing so the audience can enjoy a live performance.

The cast is Emily Ricalde and Chelsie Stephenson of New Orleans, Erin Fallis of Pineville, Sara Grace Duplessis of Prairieville, Vilma Castro of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Alphonse Engram of DeRidder, Abigail Miller, Ashley Henry and Alexz Hattier of Slidell, and Mary Scott Pourciau, Sarah Talbot and Hannah Knoff of Baton Rouge.

The cast also includes John Jefferson and Vincent Spinks of Shreveport, Adele Hebert of Lafayette, Jose Jose Arrieta of Cartagena, Colombia, Robert McCandlish of Monroe, Braxton Hogan and Kerrie Spillman of Natchitoches, Maci Burt of Mandeville, Carleigh Murphy of Meadville Pennsylvania, and D’Sherrick Williams of Marshall Texas, and Dustin Huffman of Maybank, Texas.