Unity Dance Troupe To Perform At Lee

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Pictured are Alexis Ziarkowski, portraying God, and Tyler Steele as the serpent in a performance of The Veil.
Pictured are Alexis Ziarkowski, portraying God, and Tyler Steele as the serpent in a performance of The Veil.

Lee University’s Unity Dance Troupe will present The Veil: The Story of Creation Friday and Saturday in the Dixon Center on Lee’s campus. 

The Veil, directed and choreographed by Lee senior Alexis Ziarkowski, is an interpretive story about creation seen through God’s eyes. Ms. Ziarkowski has been hoping to tell the story of creation since she was 14-years-old. The story is one of redemption, a grand narrative that focuses on God’s plan to bring His children home.

A performance in three acts, The Veil will feature 65 dancers and several selections by composer Thomas Bergersen. 

Founded by Ms. Ziarkowski in 2010, Unity Dance Troupe became an official club at Lee in 2012. The dance members incorporate jazz, contemporary, ballet, modern and hip-hop styles into their choreography. Their passionate performances are driven by a desire to worship and serve God as well as minister to others through their movement.

“I started Unity as a dance ministry because I felt that a lot of people love to dance but they think they can’t. It was my goal to show people that they had it in them to dance,” Ms. Ziarkowski said. 

The Veil has been in the works since Ms. Ziarkowski first suggested the idea in the spring of 2012, with a leadership team being chosen in June to help organize and choreograph the show.

“It was wonderful to be a part of this production,” said Unity member Emily Boccarossa. “Alexis' joy just rubbed off on us, and it comes through each dance. I can see the love of God shining through the choreography as we prepare for the show.” 

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information contact Alexis Ziarkowski at  865.318-2639 or alexis.ziarkowski@gmail.com.


Newly Formed Women's Chorus Now Taking Registration

The Signal Mountain Women's Chorus, directed by Trish Ferrell Wileman, is now taking registrations for new members. Rehearsals begin Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain. The chorus will rehearse on Thursdays through June and July in preparation for an early August concert. Music will include a variety of styles and genres. ... (click for more)

Nashville Singer/Songwriter Lily Nelsen To Perform At Coolidge Park

The Quinntessential Event Company is hosting a free “Kayak to end Kawasaki Disease” family event at Coolidge Park, Saturday, Sep. 12, and will include kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board races along with an afternoon concert in the park featuring singer/songwriter Lily Nelsen. Kawasaki Disease, also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious illness characterized by inflammation ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Detective Karl Fields Terminated On Code Of Conduct Charges

Karl Fields, former Chattanooga Police detective, was terminated on Wednesday, on code of conduct charges. The Chattanooga Police Department received a correspondence from the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office o n Sept. 4, 2014,  informing it of allegations of inappropriate behavior committed by a CPD investigator during the course of a rape investigation. ... (click for more)

Autopsy Says 5-Year-Old Whitwell Boy Died Of Blunt Force Trauma

An autopsy on five-year-old Lucas Dillon of Whitwell says he died of blunt force trauma. The TBI is investigating the death, which is being treated as a homicide. The child, who lived on Jewell Lane Road, was injured on Saturday and died in a hospital on Monday. Lucas was a student at Whitwell Head Start. (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)