Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance Presents Creative Variations

Published: November 11, 2015 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Creative Variations: An Original Student Dance ConcertStudent creativity leads to inspiration and evolves into structure resulting in dynamic dance. SUU’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents Creative Variations: An Original Student-Choreographed Dance Concert. This exhilarating concert runs November 11, 12, 13, 14 & 16 at SUU’s Auditorium Theatre. Evening performances begin at 7:30pm with a special matinee on November 14 at 2pm. Tickets are General Adult Admission: $10; SUU alumni with card: $8; Student & Youth: $5; and SUU faculty, staff and students are admitted free with a valid I.D.

In Creative Variations, student choreographers challenge themselves by realizing their creativity onstage performed by fellow students. These fledging choreographers have blossomed beyond the classroom, developed their works in the rehearsal studio and now they bloom onstage. These students have been mentored by SUU’s talented dance faculty: Kay Andersen, Chair, Theatre Arts and Dance Department; Megan Brunsvold, Assistant Professor of Dance; Patricia Meredith, Assistant Professor of Dance and Denise Purvis, Assistant Professor of Dance.

SUU Theatre Arts and Dance Chair Kay Andersen has great expectations for Creative Variations. According to Andersen, “this concert showcases an array of dance experiences developed by our gifted students. Creative Variations is a collaboration of student choreographers, lighting designers, and costume designers in an amazing fusion that bursts forth onstage in performances that are thought-provoking, challenging and always educational.”

Creative Variations features an energetic variety of new works created by Rae Anderson, Ernesto Balderas, Abby Hall, Brynn Hall, Parker Hess, LayCee Houghton, Erin Hulse, Danikka Johnson, Kaitlyn Katter, Mekinzey Parks, Liesl Whitaker and Britney Whitney.

Experience dance that is artfully realized and performed. Do not miss Creative Variations. For tickets, call the ticket office at (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30 p.m., or order online at For more information, please visit

SUU’s Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with Toyland: The Holiday Family Musical Treat, Elevated Movements: An Original Faculty-Choreographed Concert, the classic American comedy You Can’t Take It With You and the award-winning musical RENT.

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