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Darwin Dance

Glow in the dark adventure coming to Southeastern's Columbia Theatre Jan. 16

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


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GLOWING DINOSAUR – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre will present the Louisiana premiere of Darwin Dance, a glow in the dark adventure about a scientist with magical powers and the dinosaur he creates, on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

   HAMMOND – Electroluminescent crayon-like creatures will light up the darkened stage when Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the Louisiana premiere of Darwin Dance on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
   Created by Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, who met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show “Movin’ Out,” Darwin Dance is a unique theatrical presentation that has been universally praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance.
   The presentation is based on the story of Professor Henslow, a scientist with magical powers, who creates Darwin, a wild and primitive creature. Though his creator teaches him to take his first steps, Darwin’s animal instincts eventually take over, and he succumbs to his predatory nature. Realizing he is in danger, Henslow must give Darwin a heart, teaching him love and compassion for other beings.
   “The timeless theme of good triumphing over evil comes to life in this high tech presentation,” said Donna Gay Anderson, Columbia Theatre director. “This performance is unlike anything our stage has ever seen.”  
   Tickets for Darwin Dance are $30, Loge; $28, Orchestra; and $25, Balcony and are available at the Columbia box office, 220 East Thomas Street, 985-543-4371, or on line at 
   Box office hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and one hour before performance times. Southeastern students may purchase half-priced tickets, while supplies last, at the box office with university I.D.
   For information about upcoming Columbia Theatre events, visit or call (985) 543-4366.

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