Audiences applaud emotion in Chi Tau Epsilon's "Dances at 8"
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 02:03
The Sam Houston State University dance honor society Chi Tau Epsilon proved to be dramatically talented with their exquisite performances Wednesday night at the Performing Arts Center Dance Theater.
XTE hosted this “Dances at 8” fundraising event to promote the dancing program across campus with performances and merchandise.
The program included a variety of dancing from more modern technique to dramatization.
Junior Allison Awylde, a clinical psychology major attended this event in support of a dance major friend and expressed her awe the performances.
“I liked the feeling and emotion that was put into the dance,” she said. “I used to dance so it was really cool to come back and see other people dance.”
After every dance piece the audience showed gratitude and appreciation to the performances by applauding and encouraging dancers to keep going.
Junior clinical psychology major Amber Franco was extremely impressed by the emotions of the performances.
“I really liked the couple dances, the duets, they were really interesting, they had a lot of emotion, kind of strong,” Franco said.
After his performance junior dance major Otis Berry showed gratitude to SHSU and all that the dance program has done for him.
“I love the dance program, I’ve never felt so inspired to dance and to express myself as an artist and learn different styles to become more artistic in the art there is.” Berry said.
There were some messages to be given in some of the performances of the night.
Sophomore and dance major performer Raul Pardo expressed that the message in his dance was close to him.
“It’s actually a very personal message, it’s very much about the fact that sometimes when someone doesn’t want to be with you, it’s not your fault, maybe it’s their fault,” Pardo said.
Pardo also noted his appreciation to the late Jonathan Charles, to whom all performances of the night were dedicated.
“Everything I do will be dedicated to Jonathan Charles, he made me the dancer that I am....”There is another performance Thursday night in the PAC. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the door.