TAMU Dance Travels to San Marcos and Austin
This past weekend students from the TAMU Dance Program travelled to perform at Texas State University in San Marcos and at the Austin Dance Fest in Austin, TX. Texas A&M and Texas State University Dance Programs have created a performance exchange where dancers from both schools perform on each others campuses. This year TAMU dancers performed in Texas State Merge Dance Company, Imerge. Eleven dancers performed Sierra: The Edge choreographed by Christine Bergeron and Carisa Armstrong. Christine and Carisa set another section of Sierra on Texas State Dancers. During the imerge performance the Sierra work came together as both schools joined the stage. The dancers were able to spend their days exploring San Marcos, studying, and on Friday were able to take a class with Trent D. Williams, Jr. at Texas State.
Saturday morning the dancers along with Christine Bergeron travelled to perform in the Austin Dance Festival, which is hosted by Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company at the AustinVentures Studio Theater. The dancers also performed Sierra: The Edge in Austin Dance Festival’s 2pm show. Both performances were well received and dancers had the opportunity to perform several times at two festivals over a short period of time. This allowed them to see what a performing life might be like.