Southeast Dance Students Selected to Perform in ‘Dancing in the Streets’


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 28, 2012 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance students have been selected to perform in “Dancing in the Streets” Sept. 29 in St. Louis for the fourth straight year.

The sixth annual St. Louis dance festival is scheduled from 1-8 p.m. in the Grand Center in downtown St. Louis. The students will perform “After the Sky Opened,” a contemporary piece choreographed by Philip Edgecombe. The piece will be performed at 5 p.m. on the Orange Stage.

Performing “After the Sky Opened” will be Emily Brand, Sam Fink, Corey Meyer and Joii Williams of St. Louis; Caitlin Fields of O’Fallon, Mo.; Chance Hill of Cape Girardeau; Thomas Proctor of Silex, Mo.; and Carol Saint-Amour.

Edgecombe choreographed the dance ‘After the Sky Opened’ last year for the Southeast Department of Theatre and Dance’s “Fall for Dance 2011” concert.

“The piece deals with a kind of futuristic post apocalyptical setting with the dancerc performing in gas masks,” he said.

The piece was selected by an evaluation committee for the Grand Center along with many professional dance companies from St Louis and the surrounding area.

The free “Dancing in the Streets” festival includes food, a wide variety of dance and bands, and performances on three stages. This year, more than 60 local and regional dance compa¬nies with more than 1,000 dancers will be performing more than 24 different types of dance.

Dancing in the Streets” is presented by the Grand Center, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the arts in St. Louis. The event is free and will be held at the Grand Center, 3526 Washington Ave. in St. Louis.