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Dance production celebrates black masculinity

Dancers perform “Virago-Man Dem.” The production was created by University professor Cynthia Oliver to celebrate black masculinity. Two of the dancers, Duane Cyrus and Niall Jones, are University alumni whom Oliver recruited for the show.

By Megan Bradley, Staff writer

January 16, 2018

Cynthia Oliver, a professor in the dance department and associate vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts and related fields, has culminated her work, research and the passion of many years into a dance show. The show, “Virago-Man Dem,” is currently on tour around the country. Oliv...

UI dance graduating seniors perform thesis fall concert

By Mariah Schaefer

December 6, 2015

The audience strolled into Dance Rehearsal Krannert long before the concert started on the second floor of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Family, friends and dance enthusiasts were there for one reason: to watch the December-graduating seniors in the University’s department of dance pe...