North Carolina Newspapers

    Meredith Herald
Volume XI, Issue 25
April 12, 1995
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dancers bring images alive through music, movement
by Marsha Tutor ,, ^ r
More Traf-
The Meredith Dance Theatre’s 1995 fic,” “Back-
Spring Dance Concert was held on the yard Olym-
nights of Thursday, Mar. 30 through pics” and
Saturday, Apr. 1 at 8:00 p. m. in Jones “Water-
Auditorium. The Meredith Dance The- melon.”
atre is a group of Meredith students The cos-
who are chosen by audition at the be- tumes in
ginning of the fall semester. This year’s “Traffic,
group has three seniors who all are Traffic, and
majoring in dance. More Traf-
TheMeredithDanceTheatre’s 1995 fic” were a
Spring Concert was absolutely wonder- c o mb i n a-
ful. The concert had eight dances, sk of tion of yel-
which were choreographed by the stu- low, green
dents. The dances included “Waltz Me,” and red
“Take All of Me,” “Her Story,” “Traffic, shirts with
Traffic, and More Traffic,” “Backyard black leg-
Olympics,” “Jury,” “Passing the Pace” gings. Dif-
and “Watermelon.” All of the dances ferent radio
were images on each particular subject stations
portrayed through dance. Whenwatch- could be
ing the dances, each person sees a dif- heard com-
ferent image than another. That is what ing in and
makes modern dance so extraordinary, out as if
Though 1 enjoyed every dance, I had someone
three favorites: “Traffic, Traffic, and was chang-
Allison Waddell (f r.) perches precariously on the gigantic
melon, and Lisa Riley (soph.) attempts to steady her
motion. These women were dancing in "Watermelon,"
choreographed by Robert Small.
ing the ra- of a group of kids playing in the back-
dio, and yard. The dancers wore soccer jerseys
then James with jeans and acted like children roU-
Taylor’s ing in the grass and bumping into one
song “Traf- another. The music was very upbeat
ficjam”was and there was a lot of gymnastics,
played. The Throughout the dance the dancers did
dancers imi- obnoxious little kid things like scratch
tated the in odd places and pick there noses,
way traffic The grande finale to the Spring Dance
moves and Concert was a dance entitled “Water-
talked melon.” The dancers were dressed in
about the bright pink overalls with black dots and
manytraffic green shirts. The dance was filled with
games that a variety of images. One image was
people watermelon heaven, in which slices of
play. The watermelon fell from the sky. Another
dancer’s image recreated the scene of the Egyp-
last words tians using a rope to raise a statue by the
were amus- dancers pulling a huge watermelon onto
ingly, “Are the stage with a rope,
we there The 1995SpringDanceConcertwas
yet?” a success because of the dedication of
“Back- the the Meredith Dance Program’s Fac-
yard Olym- ulty and Staff and the talent and coop-
pic si” re- eration exhibited by the dancers,
minded me
Meredith supply store prices
comparable to retail stores
by Addie Tschamler
What can’t you find at the Meredith
Supply Store? Many say low prices.
“The prices are ridiculous. But one
significant difference is the amount stu
dents get back for selling textbooks.
People can get a much better deal by
going to other stores such as NC State to
sell books back because they are able to
get more money for them,” said junior
Perri Sutton.
Because many complain of high
prices at the beginning of each semes
ter, The Herald recently decided to do
some comparing in general textbook
prices as well as T-shirt prices with
those at Addam’s University Bookstore
on Avent-Ferry Road.
What The Herald found was that
textbooks were basically the same at
both - some higher, some lower. But
the biggest difference was foimd in col
legiate accessories.
Although many books at Addam’s
were not identical to books compared at
Meredith, The Herald compared basic
Latroductory textbooks for a variety of
In general, a complete edition of the
general western civilizations book at
Addam’s ran at $54.35 new and $40.75
used, while at Meredith the general text
(split into two seperate editions) in the
supply store is sold new at $21.50 for
each edition, $18.00 each used edition.
No big difference there. But a $57.55
advanced calculus text at Addam’s will
run ou about $74.40 at Meredith.
On the up side for Meredith, how
ever, an intro psychology book here will
cost aroimd $32.00, whereas at Addam’s
it will run you $58.00.
One notable difference was in En
glish books. The Canterbury Tales and
see STORE page seven
photo by Christina Peoples
More than Meredith students hadfun in the sun at Spring Fling on Sunday.
This little girl got a different twist on the "fling" as she twirled to the rhythms
of Cravin' Melon. (I wonder if Cravin' Melon saw the big watermelon
Meredith Dance Theatre used in their Spring COncert?)

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