The Dancing Wheels Company will gracefully dance into Mercyhurst University on Oct. 7.
This is not an ordinary dance group. In fact, some people may describe this group as extraordinary.
Using different props and movement, the group, made up of performers with and without disabilities, finds a way to combine movement and objects to represent dance.
The Dancing Wheels Company, which includes four Mercyhurst graduates, looks to broaden horizons in an artistic and creative way using motions and dance.
Sara Lawrence Sucato and Kelly Clymer, both company members and Mercyhurst alumnae, express excitement to be able to return to their college and perform again.
“Mercyhurst does such a great job bringing in entertaining, innovative and informative performances, and I have wanted Dancing Wheels Company to be presented by the university ever since I graduated,” Sucato said. She said she is grateful to be able to give back to the community through different programs.
The Dancing Wheels Company has impacted more than 5 million people either through television broadcasts or live performances. Since its founding in 1990, by artistic director Mary Verdi-Fletcher, one of the world’s first and foremost professional wheelchair dancers, Dancing Wheels has inspired people and spread the message of inclusivity.
Come and see this incredible dance company that makes it seem like the human body has no limitations.
Dancing Wheels Company will be performing the premiere of “Labyrinth: A Tribute” as well as two other selections. There will be a special student matinée at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 in the Performing Arts Center featuring a unique take on “Alice in Wonderland.”
Dancing Wheels will perform in the PAC on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 students and youth. The performance is free for Mercyhurst students with their ID.