The Lothridge Festival of Dance, presented during Steinmetz Symposium on Friday, May 11, will feature 70 performers on stage at the Nott Memorial.
The hour-long show, set for 4 p.m., is supported by a gift from Charles Lothridge in memory of his parents, William (Class 1879) and Anna.
“The Steinmetz dance performance encapsulates how dance lovers at Union embrace the art of dance with joy and great enthusiasm,” said Miryam Moutillet, director of the Dance Program and senior artist in residence in the Department of Theater and Dance.
“The pieces will highlight original works by faculty and student choreographers in an array of dance styles and also showcase cultural diversity on campus.”
Include are pieces from the Winter Dance Concert, “Breaking Boundaries,” by dance minors Brendan Coleman ’18, Sydney Conner ’18, Bianca Mielke ’18 and Shannon West '19, as well as new work from Ayanah Dowdye '18 and Megan Wells '18.
Students from Bhangra Union, the Hip Hop Club, the In-Unison Step Team, the African Queens, Terra Dance Company and the Dance Team also will perform.
This marks the 10th year of the Steinmetz dance performance at the Nott. Admission is free and open to the campus community. This year, attendance will be limited to the first 400 spectators. Overflow audiences can watch the performance on a live stream projection in Reamer Auditorium.
After the performance, the Theater and Dance Department will present the Hedda Hainebach Memorial Prize in Music and Theatre, and the Edward Villella Fellowship for dance.
The Steinmetz Symposium is named for Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923), the chief consulting engineer for the General Electric Company who taught electrical engineering and applied physics at Union. He was widely regarded as America’s leading electrical engineer at the time.