Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present Eisenhower Dance

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Eisenhower Dance
by: Tonya Lowentritt

EISENHOWER DANCE– Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Eisenhower Dance on March 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at 985-543-4371 or online at

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Eisenhower Dance in one performance only on March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
     Praised by critics as one of the nation’s premier contemporary dance companies, Eisenhower Dance has received overwhelming critical acclaim along with enthusiastic audience support, said Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood.
     “Eisenhower Dance has spent the last 25 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower,” said Blackwood. “Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, the company presents an annual subscription series and tours internationally.”
     Eisenhower Dance has performed works by choreographers Edgar Zendejas, David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch, Ron de Jesus, Gina Patterson, Lauren Edson and Harrison McEldowney, to name a few. The company’s concert schedule has included tours across the United States, as well as Europe and Russia.
     The company has received numerous grants and awards for its work, including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Knight Foundation, the National Dance Project and many others.
     Tickets for Eisenhower Dance are $26 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the production and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.

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