Among the various performance opportunities made available to Dance majors, there is a Winter and a Spring concert in the Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts, our new state-of-the-art performing arts center seating over 300 patrons. The Dance Department commissions LIU faculty and guest choreographers to set dance works on the majors for these performances. Majors regularly perform historical modern pieces and new compositions by contemporary and post-modern choreographers. Dance majors have performed dance works by Clare Byrne, Sean Curran, Doug Elkins, Bill T. Jones, Nicholas Leichter, Jose Limon, Earl Mosley, Colleen Thomas, Michael Thomas, Nathan Trice, Andre Tyson, and Donna Uchizono amongst others. The work of student choreographers are the highlight of the Spring Concert.
These performance opportunities are augmented by the Rising Artists Workshops (RAWorkshops), regular showings of works-in-progress in Dance Studio H109. The RAWorkshops (formerly known as Fourth Friday series) provide invaluable opportunities for faculty and students alike to receive critical feedback in a supportive environment, and are free and open to the public.
In addition, student, faculty and guest artists’ works may also be seen in various programs sponsored by the University and off-campus producers throughout the academic year.