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Students Perform with Bowen McCauley Dance

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The Unicorn, Alicia Curtis, dances before a marvel of unicorns.

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Cristina Poe as the Gorgon dances with a pair of younger gorgons.

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The Manticore, Brook Urquhart, dances with the Kenmore Dance Company.

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The Kenmore Dance Company: Laurel Bartalon, Mayerlin Taverez Delgado, Ruby Grace, Laura Lounsbury, Giselle Macdonald, Karen Maldonado, Edna Samron, Shondra Stoner, Samantha Tigner, Erin Wall, Madison Warnke and Chelsea Wells take a bow at the conclusion of the afternoon rehearsal.

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The Countess Alison Crosby, The Count Dustin Kimball, A Lady Amanda Moone dance with the Kenmore Dance Company.

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The Manticore Brook Urquhart leads the students off stage. More photos at www.connectionnewspapers.com.

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The students as a marvel of unicorns.

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The Unicorn Alicia Curtis, The Poet Robert Sidney, A Lady Amanda Moone, The Count Dustin Kimball and The Countess Alison Crosby.

It began as an after-school dance program at Kenmore Middle School — a dance class with Lucy Bowen McCauley. Bowen McCauley is celebrating its 13th year as a contemporary dance company in the metro area. The classes at the middle school have been held weekly throughout the school year.

Kenmore students went on stage this weekend with the professional dancers of the Bowen McCauley Company performing an allegorical tale of "The Unicorn, Gorgon and the Manticore" with music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Choreography was by Lucy Bowen McCauley.

The story unfolds with an eccentric poet living in a castle at the edge of town. Over a few weeks when the poet visits the town, he is accompanied by a new pet, which happens to be a magical creature. As fashion sometimes dictates, the Count and Countess and the townspeople in suit all want possession of their own magical creatures.

Lighting design was created by Martha Mountain, scenic design by Jeffrey Wilson and the Kenmore Art Students and costumes by Rachel Feola.

The Kenmore Dance Company includes: Laurel Bartalon, Mayerlin Taverez Delgado, Ruby Grace, Laura Lounsbury, Giselle Macdonald, Karen Maldonado, Edna Samron, Shondra Stoner, Samantha Tigner, Erin Wall, Madison Warnke and Chelsea Wells.