UATD launches “Dance Collection” showcase

Luisa Sanchez

The department of theatre and dance will be presenting a student dance showcase Friday called Dance Collection where faculty members and students will collaborate and present an ensemble of 14 different dances in various styles.

“Dance Collection is a venue that was established to showcase freshmen,” Cornelius Carter, a faculty member and curator of the show, said. “It has since evolved and moved into a highlight and collection of faculty and student work.”

Carter said the purpose of Dance Collection is to revisit some successful works that may have been presented earlier in the year and to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to display new works as well.

Kendall Judy, public relations and marketing manager for the department of theatre and dance said this production took between two and three months to put together and all varieties of dance will be featured.

“The showcase will be a one-night only because that is the way it started as a freshmen ensemble,” Judy said. “Also, there is no intermission and we want to keep with those traditions.”

Dance Collection will be held in Morgan Auditorium from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and tickets can be purchased at the door, over the phone at 348-3400 or at General admission will be $10.