The Beckley Concert Association will present the West Virginia Dance Co. as the final performance of the 2005-2006 concert season 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at the Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium.

WVDC is a group of highly trained and seasoned professionals who blend entertaining and thought-provoking works that generate enthusiasm of all ages.

Since its inception in 1977, WVDC has performed extensively in West Virginia as well as 13 other states and in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Performers this season are Donald Laney, Stephanie Nerbak, Sara Workman, Sarah Morgan, Margaret Lin Ryder, Heidi Bickey, James Anderson, Heather Taylor-Martin, and Carli Mareneck.

The concert incorporates works from four different choreographers, ranging from the spiritually uplifting “Drifting Through Serenity” by Donald Laney, to Tonetta Akers-Toler’s captivating experience of the “Sargasso Sea” to the quirky, first happenings of a relationship in “Paraguas” by Carli Mareneck.

“Pseudochomai,” with an all women’s cast, focuses on the journey of women throughout time and different cultures. The power of the movement coupled with the use of fabric delivers an intensity that invites the audience into the experience.

A cross-generational work, “The Family of Miguel Cappella,” will include the youngest performers of the evening Madison Bowles and Ashley Cressy as they portray the journey to America through Ellis Island.

A highlight of the evening will be a solo performed by Donald Laney to a J.S. Bach composition. After performing at this last BCA concert, Laney will travel to perform in Los Angeles with Donald McKayle and New York City at the American Dance Guild Concert with James Hanson.

Single performance tickets can be purchased for $25 for adults and $50 for students. These tickets will be available at the door or by calling 253-9591 or 253-6648.

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