Stimulating the Senses: Sensibilities, a Senior Dance Concert, Set for Weekend

Posted on April 20th, 2009 by

Emily Bulling and Alexandra Ehrich in “Sensibilities,” photo by Wayne Schmidt

Emily Bulling and Alexandra Ehrich in “Sensibilities,” photo by Wayne Schmidt

Sensibilities, a Senior Dance Concert by Alexandra Ehrich and Emily Bulling, will be presented on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 pm in Kresge Dance Studio. The dance studio is located on the second floor of the Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Gustavus.

Evoking an emotional or aesthetic response along with a perception or feeling from the audience are some of the most important components of choreography and performance. In their final projects as dance majors Ehrich and Bulling set out to challenge themselves as choreographers and performers to create a well rounded concert that will play to a wide range of sensibilities.

The definition of that word, sensibilities, became the challenge for the two dancer/choreographers: “the capacity to respond emotionally or aesthetically and the capacity to perceive or feel.”

Sensibilities features the choreography of Ehrich and Bulling as well as Gustavus faculty members Michele Rusinko and Melissa Rolnick, and current Shapiro and Smith company member Laura Selle-Virtucio. Involving over 20 members of the Gustavus Dance Company in solos, small groups, and large groups of varying styles and tones Sensibilities is a showcase of talent and the culmination of four years of study in dance at Gustavus.

Tickets for Sensibilities are free of charge and can be obtained in the Theatre/Dance Office in the Schaefer Fine Arts Center or by emailing or


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