Department of Theatre and Dance to present Dance Preview

The Lamar University Department of Theatre & Dance is pleased to present their Spring 2021 Dance Preview. Performances will be held in-person on Friday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m., two performances on Spring PreviewSaturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre located on the LU campus.

The Dance Preview is a sampling of what the audience can expect in our mainstage performance of Dance Unleashed scheduled for April 22 -25 in the University Theatre. The intimate performance event will feature sophisticated creative works by the Department of Theatre & Dance faculty as well as guest artist Marlana Doyle of the Houston Contemporary Dance Company and the Institute for Contemporary Dance Houston. The audience can expect to see jazz, tap, modern and a variety of contemporary dance styles performed by the LUTD student company. 

 "I feel the toughest challenge for me has been creating work without touch or partnering or the basic intimate interactions of dancers on stage. It shifted my choreographic approach and design decisions throughout the process," said Amy Elizabeth, instructor of dance. “The faculty and students are thrilled to be able to get back on stage and showcase live performance art for the community again.”

The Dance Preview was generated in order to provide dance students with as many performance opportunities as possible, even within a new format that includes COVID protocols. The dancers will be wearing masks while performing and the works were designed with social distancing in mind. 

Tickets for the Dance Preview are available for $15 at lamar.edu/dance. Seating is limited and all COVID-19 protocols will be followed.