Tag Archives: dance

Contemporary Dance Ensemble to premiere ‘Epistêmê’

University Theatre at Fresno State is premiering “Epistêmê” on Friday. It is the eighth-annual spring production by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. The show will run through Feb. 24 in the John Wright Theatre. “Epistêmê” is the product of the portable ...

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Your hip hop dance move may have come from these creators

Through photographs, oral histories, artifacts and performances, “Straight Outta Fresno” showcased a rich past and a promising future for the hip-hop community in Fresno. Recently, the Valley Public History Initiative plastered Fres.Co’s walls with the evolving hip-hop scene over the ...

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‘Christmas in Mexico’ fills Student Union with Mexican culture and holiday spirit

Los Danzantes de Aztlán tapped their shoes, waved their dresses and welcomed in the Christmas season in front of a packed Satellite Student Union (SSU) last Saturday with the 30th rendition of their “Christmas in Mexico” show. The audience made ...

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Colorful event celebrates Fresno State’s ‘global citizens’

Fresno State students and guests celebrated diversity Sunday night through music, dance, food and fashion at this year’s 34th annual International Culture Night. The theme of the event was “global citizens and the generation of the future,” said Shady Nicolas ...

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Diversity in dance celebrated during Homecoming Week

Fresno State students got into the swing of things during Tuesday’s Diversity Dance Workshop, and event that was part of Homecoming Week.. Hosted by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the workshop allowed students to learn different cultural dances and ...

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Dancing dreams come true

Former Bulldog Mackenzie Domingues is making her dreams come true this year with the Sacramento Kings’ dance team. “This was my dream, and I was going to achieve it,” Domingues said. “When I set my heart to something, I do ...

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Vintage Days (April 2017)

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Dancing with a pop of color

For many college students, a music festival is just not an option. However, Vintage Days offered an alternative for students who like to dance the night away and while getting messy. The Powder Paint Dance Party was one of the ...

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Amerasia Week 2017 (April 3, 2017 – Japanese Culture Night)

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Fresno State alumnus A.J. Lacuesta will ‘move’ you

A group exercise instructor, veteran, fitness program director and choreographer walk onto campus. What do they all have in common? They are the same person. Meet A.J. Lacuesta: a man who does it all and still has time to fundraise ...

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Expressing diversity through dance

       An active dance group on campus is showing how different cultural backgrounds can unite through dance and performance.         Los Danzantes de Aztlán is the Fresno State folkloric dance group that was founded in 1970 through the department of Chicano ...

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Ruth Griffin is ‘opening their eyes to all the arts’

Professor Ruth Griffin is teaching dance and the power of ideas this semester at Fresno State. Griffin was raised in Ohio and majored in music on an opera scholarship during her college years. As a music major, she became interested ...

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Unwinding the history of a form of dance

An effort to document and preserve the origins of popping will be launched. It is part of the “Valley Public History Initiative: Preserving our Stories” project.   The project was created by a group of Fresno State history professors. Saturday’s ...

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble kicks off a week of performances Friday

After months of preparation, Fresno State’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble is ready to share a series of dances with performances starting Friday at the John Wright Theatre. “This is NOT the Tony Bennett Concert” will have daily show times at 7:30 ...

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Armenian Genocide Centennial Concert

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble takes center stage

Fresno State theatre arts students have been testing their dancing skills with recent performances of “Passion, Energy and Imagination,” a contemporary dance concert put on by some of the department’s faculty and students. A compilation of six dance pieces, “Passion, ...

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Dance production ‘On the Marley’ premieres Thursday night

The University Dance Theatre premiered its fall dance production, “On the Marley,” Thursday night. Kenneth Balint, a Fresno State dance professor and the artistic director for the Dance 115 class who perform “On the Marley” said students have been working ...

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Mexican Folk Festival Dances Into Town

The Danzantes Unidos Festival returns to Fresno to break folklorico dancing world record Mexican folk dancers will make a colorful entrance into town this weekend as the annual Danzantes Unidos Festival returns to Fresno, including an attempt to break the ...

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