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African American Dance Company Showcases Dance Styles Of The African Diaspora

African American Dance Company Showcases Dance Styles Of The African Diaspora

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Iris Rosa and the African American Dance Company

Indiana University’s African American Dance Company hosts its 35th annual spring concert.

Using dance to create different moods while relating the human condition in the African Diaspora, the dancers mix jazz, modern, and ballet in the performance.

Iris Rosa, professor and director of the dance company explains why they integrated a political theme into the show.

“Dance really is about social and political expression. Dance is also used for religious expression, for social organization, for various functions.”

“And I think that through Dance, because it’s a non-verbal communication, it’s a way for students to figure out how they can find another way of expressing their political views.”

The dance company’s spring concert is April 4th at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater at 8 p.m.

Erica Hunter

WFIU Arts and Culture Reporter

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