Southeastern Dance Performance Project to present concert as part of Fanfare


Wednesday, September 25, 2019
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Music and Performing Arts’ dance company, Dance Performance Project, will present “Missing...have you seen her?” Scheduled as part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall arts festival, the concert is Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
     Director of Dance Keith “Skip” Costa said the concert is about the idea of how people and things go missing in life, whether they choose to leave or were forced to leave.
     “The idea for this production came from an artistic place in my head where I saw a very large white wall that separated where I needed to be from where I was both physically and emotionally,” he said. “The set piece that we dance on is an eight feet tall by 24 feet wide white wooden wall, and behind it are video projects of ideas that support the choreography that was created by myself and students Alaura Cervini and Stephanie Harris. The inspiration is further defined by the entire contemporary dance concert being performed in all white until we see all colors unfold at the end of the work as a metaphor.”
     Dancers performing in the concert include Katelyn Boe, Madisonville; Alaura Cervini Metairie; Lathaniel Evans, Ponchatoula; Brooke Harris, Denham Springs; Stephanie Harris, Slidell; Yamonica Keller and Alexis May, Hammond; Leigh Moore, Clinton; Mary Pitts, Mandeville; Nia Ross, Zachary; Malika Simms, New Orleans; Hannah Tribou, Mandeville; Montori Weber, Holden; and Trinity Williams, Marrero.
     Student Music Composer is Nathaniel Bauerle of Independence, and Costume Designer is Nathaniel Britton of New Orleans.
     Video specialists are Alyssa Arnold of Covington and Monica Copping of Slidell.
     Tickets to the concert are $8 for students, seniors and children and $10 general admission and will be available 30 minutes prior to the performance in the Vonnie Borden Theatre lobby.
     For more information, contact Costa at

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