The Dance program at Colorado State University is proud to continue its annual Spring Dance Tea tradition on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Dance Theater at the University Center for the arts, located at 1400 Remington St.
The event is free and open to the public.
The annual Spring Dance Tea is an informal performance event that allows the CSU dance department to connect to the public, as well as give a sneak peek at what they have been working on for their spring dance concerts.
Refreshments will be provided prior to the performance, which will be followed by a meet-and-greet where the audience will be given a chance to talk to students about their work, the performance, and any plans or goals the students might have following their time at CSU.
“The program includes a compilation of student work as well as some faculty previews,” dance major Alex Ader said. “It’s fun to do an informal showcase of the stuff we’ve been working on.”
Some of the CSU dance faculty will perform previews of what they are currently preparing, and guest artist Hsin-Yu Kao of Taiwan will choreograph a special piece for the event.
As CSU’s artist-in-residence this spring, courtesy of AIR Taipei, Hsin-Yu Kao is currently working with dance classes and choreographing for the Spring Dance Concert on April 10-11.
“It’s springtime! It’s a great way in which we invite people over to the UCA for some fun and performances,” said Jane Slusarski-Harris, CSU’s director of dance. “It’s a wonderful time to showcase our students and give people an opportunity to learn more about our program.”
About the exchange program
This is the second Artist-in-Residence Taipei (AIR Taipei) that CSU has hosted. This residency at CSU is funded by the Artist-in-Residence Taipei (AIR Taipei) in Taiwan and is made possible through the generosity of the Colorado College Asian Studies Program, Professor John Williams; Professor Joan Ericson; Professor Yunyu Wang, who is a professor at Colorado College, dean of General Education College at Taipei National University of the Arts and president of the World Dance Alliance; and Ms. Amy Huang.
The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society.
For more information, visit UCA.Colostate.edu.
This article was written by Chris Olson