The UTM Visual and Theatre Arts Department held their spring Dance Ensemble’s “Language of The Soul” concert from April 9-10.
Numerous students of various majors participated in the event and Sarah McCormick, assistant professor of Dance and director of Dance Ensemble, coordinated the event.
Dance routines ranged from hip hop, jazz, contemporary styles and modern ballet. With the variety of styles also came the variety of subject matter. Many students choreographed dances to combat and reflect social issues.
McCormick said she was very happy with the progress the students made.
“Some of the students decided to challenge themselves in regards to social commentary. The dancers are outstanding, they worked hard and I am always impressed with the variety,” she said.
Ciera Fielding, a junior Dance Education major, had a huge part in the show and she touched on the difficulty of being in such a complex show.
“Most people don’t realize how much work and how many hours we put into this show,” she said.
Bria Evans, a senior Dance Education major, added, “We as dancers find solace in the dance studio and we always have enjoyed performing in these shows.”
McCormick capped the night by paying tribute to the seniors who were going on to student teach and graduate.