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Southeastern to hold dance auditions for “Bayourella”

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s resident student dance company, Dance Performance Project, will hold auditions for Southeastern students and community dancers May 6 and 7 for an upcoming dance concert.
     Called “Bayourella: A Story of Forgiveness,” the fall event will be directed by Dance Instructor Skip Costa. Selected choreographers are Haley Morgan and Joe Matherne, Baton Rouge; Lindsy Brown, El Paso, Texas; Lily Marcus, Denham Springs; Forrest Duplantier, Covington; and Courtney Self, Conway, Ark.
     Auditions are open to current Southeastern students and students enrolled at Southeastern for summer and fall 2016, as well as high school community dancers in 11th or 12th grade, Costa said. Students attending the audition will be taught several short movement phrases.
     Costa said dancers auditioning should wear something that shows their form, especially on the upper body torso.
     Auditions for Southeastern students are scheduled Friday, May 6, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the dance studio in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Dancers should arrive by 8:45 a.m. If invited to perform, Costa said, Southeastern students must register for one of the following dance courses:  DNC 300-01, Contemporary Dance (DNC 230 or 330) or Ballet Technique (DNC 140 or 240), and attend two rehearsals per week.
     Auditions for high school juniors and seniors are scheduled Saturday, May 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the dance studio in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Building. Dancers should arrive by 9:45 a.m.
     For more information, contact Dance Coordinator Martie Fellom at martie.fellom@southeastern.edu.




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