Student dancers showcase everything from ballet to Bhangra this weekend

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The student-produced Fall UDance Showcase will celebrate Union’s performing arts this evening and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Henle Dance Pavilion.

“This is a performance opportunity for all the dancers on campus to show off and demonstrate their art,” said Giorgia Comeau ’16, who organized the event with the support of Dance Program Director Miryam Moutillet and the Theater and Dance Department.

“Performing is the most rewarding part of training as dancers. As someone who lives to be on stage, I wanted to provide the same opportunity to everyone here.”

A mechanical engineering major and dance minor, Comeau has been active with numerous Theater and Dance Department productions, including the annual Winter Dance Concert and the Lothridge Festival of Dance held during Steinmetz Symposium.

She join some 45 other students in the Fall UDance Showcase, who will present styles ranging from ballet, jazz, Jamaican and breakdancing to Chinese, Bhangra and belly-dancing.

“This showcase demonstrates the full variety of dancers that we have on such a small campus,” Comeau says. “We are also very fortunate to have the Henle Dance Pavilion. This studio offers an amazing performance space.”

The event will also feature student drummers Mohammad Raheem ’17 and Chris Nwosu ’16.

Admission is free. All audience members are invited to join the performers for a post-show reception in Wold House, courtesy of the Hip Hop Club.