The Lion's Roar

Dance Performance Project prepares for socially-distanced performances

Dance Performance Project, the university’s resident student contemporary dance company, performing in their Fall 2019 mainstage dance concert.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

The university’s Contemporary Dance Program is not letting a pandemic put a stop to its performances this season. Under the Department of Music and Performing Arts, the Dance Performance Project is a contemporary dance group for students who want to express themselves through the art of movement....

Celebration of the arts kicks off in October

A poster outside of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts showcases the theatre’s upcoming season of performances. Throughout the month of October, shows held at the Columbia will be a part of Fanfare.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2020

Every October, the university hosts a celebration of culture and the arts known as Fanfare. In addition to performances and showcases that take place on campus, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts also welcomes a variety of performances to help celebrate. Jim Winter, artistic director of the C...

How dance can function to alleviate stress

Members of Chi Tau Epsilon, the university’s dance fraternity, practice a choreographed routine. Dance can increase levels of serotonin and help reduce stress.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Putting physical stress on the body can help relieve mental stress, according to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a dietitian. Exercise in the form of high-intensity bench presses, weight-lifting routines or dance can be a powerful technique to reduce stress. Keith “Skip” Costa, director of dance, explained ...

Spring concert showcases student talent


Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2019

Members of the dance program displayed their artistic talents in a spring concert that addressed societal themes. The “Spring Dance/Movement Studies Concert” took place on Feb. 27-28 in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Keith "Skip" Costa, director of dance, shared that performances...

Fellom returns to teaching

Professor Emeritus of Music and Performing Arts Dr. Martie Fellom decided to return to teaching dance after an almost two-year hiatus.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

January 29, 2019

After an almost two-year hiatus from teaching at the university, Dr. Martie Fellom, professor emeritus of music and performing arts, brings back her knowledge and passion for dance to students. Fellom decided to return this semester to teach Introduction to Dance after speaking with Keith “Skip” Cost...

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

Alaura Cervini, a junior double majoring in history and general studies, performs for

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

The dance program showcased the memory of an alumna with the performance "A few of her favorite things: a dedication to Mary Lou Champagne." The performance, held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, highlighted Champagne's favorite things such as songs and activities. Alexis May,...

Arts in Fanfare

Fanfare celebrates the arts through performances like the dance concert

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 30, 2018

Through theatrical productions like “Dracula,” lectures like “Your Best 10 Minutes,” art exhibitions like “Real to Not Real,” concerts and much more, Fanfare devotes the month of October to the celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences. Director of Fanfare Roy Blackwood, executive...

Four words, various meanings

The last piece in the Dance Performance Project's concert

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 2, 2018

With music, video and movement, the Dance Performance Project explored individuals' definitions of joy, love, hope and faith in its first concert of the season. Performance of "One Road: A Journey of Joy, Love, Hope, and Faith" began on Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre. The concert...