dancer in the air

Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase the power of art through this semester’s Extravadance theme, “Art Embodied.” Using famous works of art as their inspiration, t­­he dancers will express various art pieces on stage in performances held in the Snow Drama Theater beginning November 12 and running through November 16.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is doubling the number of shows this semester, making the high-energy Extravadance event available for two extra shows to allow for more people to attend.

Dance Department faculty member and this semester’s Extravadance director, Gary Larsen, says the show will include one of the biggest casts of students they’ve ever used with approximately 90 students that make up the Collegiate Dancers.

 The dancers will showcase famous works of art through different styles of movement and dance including ballroom, tap, clogging, ballet, jazz, international, hip-hop, and other artistic pieces that are unique to the show.  

“We’re doing a Guadeloupian dance that we’ve never done here before! It’s a very fun, Afro-Caribbean style,” Larsen said.

 Tickets for the event are $6 for the general public and $3 for BYU-Idaho students. Show times and dates can be found online through the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office. To purchase tickets online, visit www.byui.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased through the University Store Ticket Office or by calling 208-496-3170.