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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Breaking Bounds: Student Dance Concert @ SUU's Department of Theatre Arts and Dance (Cedar City, Nov. 13-16, 7:30 PM)

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Creativity, inspiration and dance are brilliantly fused together in performance when SUU´s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents the pulsating Breaking Bounds: Student Dance Concert. This dazzling dance concert runs November 13 through 16th at SUU´s Randall L. Jones Theatre and performances begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are General Adult Admission: $10; SUU Faculty and staff: $8; Student & Youth: $5; and SUU students are admitted free with a valid I.D.

Mentored by SUU´s dance faculty, the concert spotlights the creativity of student choreographers who challenge themselves by putting their vision onstage as performed by their fellow students. The choreographers have evolved from the classroom to the rehearsal studio to creating art onstage. These student choreographers  have been mentored by SUU´s talented dance faculty: Kay Andersen, Chair, Theatre Arts and Dance Department; Paul C. Ocampo, Associate Professor of Dance; Chien-Ying Wang, Assistant Professor of Dance; and Denise Purvis, Assistant Professor of Dance.

Breaking Bounds features a vibrant variety of new works created by Tony Carter, Marissa Chavez, Heather Childs, Cameo Coburn, Abby Hall, Heidi Hertig, Audrey Jeannin, Danikka Johnson, Claire Julian, Kaitlyn Katter, Jana Kim, Dustin Liechty, Emily O´Donnell, Beth Snarr, Jessica Tracey and Alex Wall

These new works feature an extraordinary ensemble of student performers including Brook Allen, Kenzie Black, Tony Carter, Marissa Chavez, Rachel Chesnut, Heather Childs, Cameo Coburn, Soleil Cook, Taryn Crimin, Trinity Fletcher, Rachel Green, Abby Hall, Laycee Houghton, Sceri Ivers, Audrey Jeannin, Danikka Johnson, Mckenzie Jonely, Claire Julian, Kaitlyn Katter, Jana Kim, Amy King, Dustin Liechty, Chelsea Moya, Kourtney Nelson, Emily O'Donnell, Jade Olson, Jessica Romney, Danyel Rosewood,  Beth Snarr, Ashlie Stoddard, Kristen Stringham, Jessica Tracy,  Abby VanDyke, Alex Wall and Liesl Whitaker.

Come and experience dance that is stunningly realized and, often, defies gravity. Do not miss Breaking Bounds. For tickets, call the ticket office at (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or order online at www.suu.edu/pva/arts. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/arts or call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800.

SUU´s Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with A Christmas Carol On The Air, Bat Boy The Musical, The Fantasticks, An Ideal Husband and Journeys: Faculty Dance Concert
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College´s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at

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