Steinmetz dance concert to celebrate a cultural diversity of styles

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Dance lovers at Union are a strong community that embraces the art with joy, and Steinmetz Symposium offers a wonderful chance to see original work and appreciate the commitment of our students to the arts.

More than 80 performers will take to the stage in the Lothridge Festival of Dance Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. at the Nott Memorial as part of the Steinmetz Symposium.

Faculty and student choreographers as well as dance club leaders will showcase their skills in this hour-long show.

Lothridge Festival of Dance 2017

Featured are works from the Winter Dance Concert, “Beyond Steps,” by dance minors Emily Alston ’19, Ayanah Dowdye ’18, Lily Herout ’17, Grace Kernohan ’17, J’Kela Smith ’17 and Maddison Stemple-Piatt ’17.

In addition, students from the Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Step and African Dance clubs, Terra Dance, the Dance Team and Just Queenin will dazzle with their unique moves.

“As a dancer and choreographer, Steinmetz is an exciting happening where I can express myself with energy and feel the reciprocity from the audience,” says Dowdye.

Admission is free, and the entire campus community is welcome.

Since 2014, this festival of dance is supported by a gift of Charles Lothridge in memory of his parents William (Class 1879) and Anna.

Charles Lothridge is also the sponsor of the Edward Villella Fellowship. This prestigious award enables exceptional students in dance to expand their studies beyond the college premises. The Villella award will be announced at the end of the show.