NIU dancers have arrived in Washington DC

NIU dancers have arrived in Washington DC

Eleven students from NIU’s dance program have arrived in Washington DC to perform in the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Arts this weekend.  The dancers qualified for NCDF with their performance of “ENUF,” an original piece choreographed by NIU School of Theatre and Dance Professor Paula Frasz, at the Central Conference of the American College Dance Association in Champaign, Ill., in March.

 

The dancers are:

Aiyana Cervantes, senior dance major
Taylor Cole, sophomore dance major
Laqes Davis, junior dance major
Amber Echols, senior dance major
Joshua Francique, sophomore dance major
Lance Gasher, sophomore dance major
Victoria Herrera, freshman dance major
Danielle Keyes, senior dance major
Jose Macias, senior double major in dance and psychology
Jordan Murphy, senior dance major
Abriana Willis, senior dance major

Performances will be held at the Kennedy Center in three sessions starting on Thursday, June 7.  For more information on the National College Dance Festival visit their website.

School of Theatre and Dance presents Abbey Fenbert’s “Intentions”

School of Theatre and Dance presents Abbey Fenbert’s “Intentions”

The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of Intentions, written by Abbey Fenbert, is a contemporary and uproarious fast-paced comedy capturing the ethos of living deliberately and fighting typical twentieth century corrupt consumerism. Based in Chicago, five members of an intentional community navigate their lives, loves, and purposes on earth.  This new age exploration will open on April 18 in the Diversions Lounge at the Holmes Student Center in DeKalb. (more…)