Governors State University’s Dance Company to perform ‘Body Language’ March 30

The Governors State University Dance Company and guests will perform a cultural kaleidoscope of movement, identity and self-expression at 2:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Center for Performing Arts, 1 University Parkway, University Park.

With original choreography by GSU faculty, students, and alumni, “Body Language: Cultural Storytelling Through Dance” features cultural dance forms rooted in historical and contemporary genres including jazz, Afro-Caribbean, liturgical, disco, hip-hop and more.

Company Director and University Lecturer Megan Lindsay said the show will tackle a variety of themes, including, the role of religion in various cultures, labor struggles, as well as American history throughout the decades including 1930s jazz, 1960s Motown, and 1970s disco.

The company will also continue its history of collaborating with local dance companies. Assembled Composition Dance Company will guest perform. The show will also feature live music by Joy Storm and The Rock and Soul Band.


GSU student and company member Trinity Jones will be choreographing for the first time.

“One of the highlights has been the exposure to dance styles I have never experienced before,” she said. “No matter who we are, or where we come from, we all have a story to tell. Through the universal language of dance, we can share our stories.”

The company includes V. Bertrand, Jazmin Butler, Khaliah Earls, Kendi Freelain, Trinity Jones, Devine Kazlauskas, Dakota Keel, Aniyah Mannery, Marquis Parks, My’Anna Perdue, Deart Ramadni, Brooke Simmons, Alia Thomas, Nicole Thompson, Joshua Tisdale, Aja Unger and Eboni Williams.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students with valid I.D. To purchase tickets, call 708-235-2222 or buy online. Tickets also can be purchased at the box office two hours prior to show times.

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