The piece "Rasanble," by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, closes the GCU Dance Ensemble's spring concert, "reNEWal," in powerful fashion.
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Spring concert reveals dance program’s variety

April 23, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Pieces by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus and Leanne Schmidt were among the significant contributions to “reNEWal,” performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble.

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Graduating seniors (standing, from left) Natalie Shuler, Adam Benavides, Ashley Brown and Samantha Erdmann have shown the way for (seated, from left) sophomores Andrea Hall, Devyn Garrett, Nicole Mayes and Anthony DiMaria in their respective fields of study. Photo by Darryl Webb, shot at sunset at campus
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GCU Today Magazine: COFAP rebuilt to last

April 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Dean Claude Pensis built the program the first time around, in 1982, and he did it again after it was restored, adding dance, digital film, instrumental music and graphic design.

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New challenges await dance instructor Zari Le’on

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The adjunct faculty member, who is big on the accessibility of the arts, wants to work with incarcerated women to help them “reclaim some of their power.”

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"Raise Your Voice" from "Sister Act" became and song-and-dance number by the women in the Canyon Singers at Tuesday night's annual Broadway and opera choral concert at First Southern Baptist Church.
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Choirs end year with a moving performance

April 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Broadway and opera concert kept the great American music coming, in the final performance of 2013-14 by the Canyon Singers, the New Life Singers and the Canyon Chorale.

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The cast and crew from "Into the Woods" was joined onstage after Sunday's performance by alumni from the 1999 production.
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GCU theatre alums proud of program’s revival

April 14, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Members of the cast of the 1999 production of “into the Woods” returned to Ethington Theatre for the 2014 version of the Stephen Sondheim musical — and liked what they heard and saw.

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GCU bands taking on tougher material

April 09, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

The spring concert, “SymphoRhythmic Variations,” showed that the Wind Ensemble, Thunderstruck Percussion and the Thunder Big Band are raising their game under the direction of Paul Koch.

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As Jack, senior Adam Benavides puts the wraps on four years of strong performances at GCU.
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‘Into the Woods’ delivers Sondheim superbly

April 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Talented student cast makes this GCU’s strongest musical of the four it has done since the arts program was restored in the fall of 2010.

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Slideshow: ‘Into the Woods’ at Ethington Theatre

April 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Highlights from the Ethington Theatre production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.”

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Jeff Gray had to pull out of the 1998 production of "Into the Woods," and Claude Pensis hasn't let him forget it.
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‘Into the Woods’ cast from 1999 to reunite

April 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The popular Stephen Sondheim musical will close out the Ethington Theatre Series, just as it did 15 years ago, and sold out its six performances in advance.

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‘Canyon Night Live’ to present sketch comedy show

March 26, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A big year for comedy on campus brings something that will be familiar to fans of the long-running TV show “Saturday Night Live.”

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