Dixie State University Dance Program presents student dance concert

By Jyl Hall

The Dixie State University Dance Program will hold its third-annual student dance concert, “Fusion,” to showcase DSU students as they perform an array of dance styles and techniques.

The concert will be held on Nov. 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre on the Dixie State campus. The event is free of charge and open to the community.

“Dancing to music is always fun, but dancing to live music awakens your soul,” said Cristal Kamba, a junior dance major student who will perform in a trio created in collaboration with senior music major student Zachary Webb.

Students begin work on the production early in the semester and participate in all aspects of the concert creation including casting, creative research and choreography as well as administrative and technical production such as marketing, lighting, sound and costumes.

“This performance is truly an embodiment of DSU’s “active learning. active life.” motto,” said Elizabeth Stich, co-director of the Dance Program.

Guest choreographer and former NYC Rockette Kara Sandberg also contributed to this year’s performance, creating the piece, “The Life of the Party” featuring choreography practicum students.

“The challenge of working with a professional choreographer has been a valuable experience for our students and will serve as a springboard into their future dance careers,” said Stich.

Students from the Choreography Practicum, Dance Production, and Dance Performance classes, as well as the dance club, all merged their talents to create this year’s dynamic dance concert.

To learn more about Dixie State’s Dance Department, visit dance.dixie.edu.