Dance minor students present "Healing the Quake"

BLOOMSBURG— Featuring performances by students, Bloomsburg University will be hosting the 7th annual Dance Minor concert, "Healing the Quake." Performances will be Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Mitrani Hall in the Haas Center for the Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

This year’s Dance Minor concert covers an array of dance styles featuring student, faculty and staff talents. Varied guest artist designers will be working alongside with lighting, costuming, choreography and performance. Assistant professor of dance Julie Petry will be serving as artistic director.

Themes for the dance pieces include political and social commentary on racism, exploration of props — including fabric, elastics and drumsticks — a glimpse at romantic relationships that fail or succeed and dance exploring the acceptance of one’s body. Performances will showcase powerful imagery and moments connecting energy, music, expression and visual meaning.

This event is sponsored by the Community Government Association (CGA), the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Visual and Performing.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.