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Theater and Dance Department presents ‘Spirit of Dance in America’

The VSU Theater and Dance Area of the Communications Arts Department will be performing its new routine called “Spirit of Dance in America.” The production will take place in the Sawyer Theater, in the VSU Fine Arts Building on today through Saturday a t7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Open auditions for this performance were held in January and 50 students were chosen to be apart of the VSU repertory dancers.
Candace Howard, a junior public relations and dance major said she is “most excited about having the opportunity the dance.”
All of the dances were choreographed by professors Catherine Schaeffer, Kimberly Holt, and Eric Nielsen. Each choreographer had the freedom to create a theme they wanted to present.
“We want to expose the audience to the variety of dance that exists in our world today.” Catherine Schaeffer said. “We are all Americans and the choreography is from American experiences. This is a timely moment to present an American theme with the election and war.”
This performance includes dances from jazz, pop culture, modern dance, to 1 patriotic piece. There is a type of dance for everyone to enjoy.
Hannah Nellums, sophomore dance major said “I am excited about all of the different kinds of dance.”
VSU students have free admission with your ID card to these productions. The dancers did advise people to reserve their ticket before hand. The box office can called Monday-Thursday between 2 and 5 p.m. at 229-333-5973.
Lacey Harper the vice president of the dance club said “Support from your peers is very important.”
Before cramming for finals begins, come out this weekend to Sawyer Theater and enjoy a wide variety of entertaining dances, while supporting your school and the students and choreographers who have worked hard to produce a great performance.

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