Friday, March 4, 2011

EIU Dancers Present The Heart Speaks

Last night was the opening performance of "The Heart Speaks", the latest show featuring Cassius' Lighting Design.  The dancers and crew have been hard at work all week getting ready for opening, and the first performance was a definite success!  The Eastern Illinois University Dancers put together an amazing show featuring modern dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop choreography.  Below are a few of my favorite photos from the final dress rehearsals on Wednesday night.

The EIU Dancers are:  Melanie Bradshaw, Kristlyn Dalton, Jordyn Gandolfi, Trish Garvey, Margaret Hall, Jennifer Johnson, Kaitlyn Kavanaugh, Jenna Miglio, Carrie Murphy, Melissa Pallardy, Nicolette Sheridan, Krista Stephens, Alyssa Triptow, Lyndsey Weber, Edward Swingler, and Kayne O'Brien.  They are Directed by Antoine Thomas.

Congratulations to Cassius, the crew at The Doudna Fine Arts Center, The EIU Dancers and Antoine Thomas on an excellent production!  


  1. Hello, This is Lyndsey Weber from EIU dancers, I just wanted to say what a great photographer you are, THESE PHOTOS ARE PHENOMENAL! :) I would LOVE to see the rest of the photos you took if that is at all possible! THANKS AGAIN! and thank you Cassius for the FANTASTIC stage lighting!! I speak for the whole team when I say we appreciate it more than you know!

  2. Ladies and gentlemen of the EIU Dancers: Thank you both for your kind words and for the collaborative spirit and energy you brought to this production- I think we can all agree that
    The Heart Speaks was "one for the books" as they say. Best to all of you, but especially the seniors, who are about to embark on an even larger journey. Congratulations!!!!

    Cassius & Jordana Wright

    p.s. email us or find us on Facebook for any questions about getting specific images in a larger format. Another round of pictures will be up early to mid next week!