Big Muddy Dance Company Takes Rust Stage Sept. 6


BigMud-3274-EditCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 22, 2014 – The Big Muddy Dance Company will perform Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The Big Muddy Dance Company is a St. Louis-based contemporary jazz dance company made up of 11 professional dancers. Currently in their fourth season, the company has proven to attract fans with its eclectic mix of new and classic dance works.

The company has repertoire choreographed by world renowned artists Lou Conte, founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Brian Enos, who has set dance works on such companies as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nashville Ballet, Danceworks, Ballet Met, Grand Rapids Ballet and more; and Harrison McEldowney, who has set works on such companies as Danceworks, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Chicago, Ballet Met, Louisville Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and more. Also in their program are works by up and coming artists Kameron N. Saunders, Thom Dancy and Geoff Alexander. Each of these young choreographers has received rave reviews for their dances created on The Big Muddy Dance Company.

Southeast has received a Missouri Arts Council (MAC) grant for this performance. The Touring Monthly Strategic Grant provides funding to organizations presenting performing artists selected from MAC’s Missouri Touring Performers directory. The funds support the costs associated with presenting performing artists at public events located 50 miles or more from their home base.

The grant will allow Southeast’s dance program to host the artistic works of Paula David, artistic director of Big Muddy Dance Company. David, the artistic director of Big Muddy Dance Company, was named one of the most influential St. Louisans of 2011, and the company was recently awarded Readers’ Choice-Best Local Dance Company by “Go Magazine” of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. David and the Company will teach one master class for Southeast students and area community members on Saturday, Sept. 6.  The master class is free and open to the public.


Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door. Cash or checks will be accepted. Questions about the master class, performance or tickets can be directed to Hilary Peterson at or (573) 986-7492.