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The Babcock Season is back!

We will have two events this season, both in the spring term. We will  resume our full schedule next academic year.

All events are open to the public; most are ticketed.

Kevin Locke

March 1, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
Murchison Lane Auditorium, Babcock Fine Arts Center

The Babcock Season brings Native American dance to Sweet Briar's stage — Kevin Locke, renowned for playing the indigenous Northern Plains flute and his mastery of the Native American hoop dance will perform at Sweet Briar College on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. His nephew, Lakota singer and fancy dancer Doug Good Feather, will join him. 

The colorful hoop dance employs 28 hoops, usually wooden, that twirl and intertwine to form images representing the changing seasons — flowers, butterflies, the sun and moon, for example. It is described as “complex and acrobatic.” Locke will combine storytelling with his performance, a craft he is also noted for. 

The performance, presented as part of the Babcock Season, starts at 7:30 p.m. in Murchison Lane Auditorium in The Babcock Fine Arts Center at Sweet Briar College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free for the SBC community and for children younger than 12. Seating is general.

To reserve tickets, please contact the box office at (434) 381-6120, by email at [email protected], or online at Reservations
Tickets go on sale Feb. 15.



April 7, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Rose Ensemble

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe.

With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages.

No tickets are needed for this event.