The Lion's Roar

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

Dance Performance Project prepares for socially-distanced performances

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 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.

Celebration of the arts kicks off in October

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...

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

How dance can function to alleviate 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...


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...

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

Fellom returns to teaching

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...

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

Dancing in remembrance of an alumna

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...

Fanfare celebrates the arts through performances like the dance concert

Arts in Fanfare

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 last piece in the Dance Performance Project's concert

Four words, various meanings

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...

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