Celebration of Dance features eclectic student performances

carmina burana

The IU South Bend Dance Company performing Carmina Burana

Embrace the talent of the IU South Bend Dance Company with the Celebration of Dance event, an exciting and diverse performance of auditioned pieces.

Previous years have featured a lecture and demonstration of different dance styles. This year’s performance will be in the style of a concert. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, in the Northside Hall Campus Auditorium.

Among the performances will be a contemporary collection of Native American dances. One of the new songs, “Ancestor’s Cry,” was composed especially for the dance company by Bryan Edington, a former student and guitar instructor at IU South Bend who now performs professionally.

A four-piece band called New Electric Band will join dancers on the stage, providing music for dance routines to “Pretty Woman,” “Goin’ Up,” “Pipeline,” and “Jailhouse Rock.”

Also performing will be the tap dancers of the IU South Bend Dance Company. Other featured genres of dance will include Flamenco, Middle Eastern, African, Social Dance and Latin Dance.

Faculty Choreographers include Carolynn Hine-Johnson, Ruby Jazayre, Karen Pajor, Vladimir Sorokin, Halana Hattery, David Seymour, and Kelly Morgan.

Celebration of Dance
7:30 p.m. Friday, November 22
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
$5-$9, students/children free
574.520.4203 |