Annual dance concert at WSU


Winona State University’s department of theater and dance presents its annual spring dance concert, Phoenix, on the Vivian Fusillo Main Stage in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will run for two nights beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, and on Wednesday, April 25. The show will feature choreography created and performed by students of Winona State University.

Student choreographers include Erika Balagot, Jenna Grochow, Courtney Harms, Wesley Holm, Adyson Johnson, Janae Mann, Erica Meier, Hannah Ose, Tatum Reitter, and Taylor Storlie. Each piece has been designed from original ideas that will explore a broad range of themes through movement.

The concert will be co-directed by seniors Courtney Harms and Adyson Johnson. The two have both been highly involved in the theater and dance (THAD) department and are the current Dance Society co-presidents. Harms, a student from Rockton, Ill., is a movement science major with a double minor in dance and psychology. She has been a featured choreographer and dancer in past spring dance shows and Dancescape. Her work has also been performed at the American College Dance Association festival. Johnson, who is from Mankato, Minn., is a marketing major with two minors in arts administration and dance. She too has been a choreographer and dancer in past spring shows and Dancescape. Her other roles include production assistant and marketing positions within the THAD department.

The crew for the show includes Julia Feld who will be stage-managing; lighting and sound will be operated by Andy Glischinski and Tyler Biggerstaff.

The show will be accepting free-will donations at the door and proceeds will benefit Dance Society in hopes of fundraising for future guest choreographers and attending the American College Dance Association festival.


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