~ By Tanya Osegueda, community relations specialist for CSU Summer Arts

The Fresno State campus comes alive with dance, music, comedy, poetry, and art this July as Summer Arts returns for another inspired arts festival season.

For more than 30 years, CSU Summer Arts has assembled dozens of the world’s top creatives to be a part of our annual Festival -– to perform and to teach our students. For the festival, we produce more than 25 live events so members of the local community can see the world-class talent with their own eyes.

Calendar highlights include:

  • Spectrum Dance Theater, a dance company led by visionary Donald Byrd based out of Seattle, Washington with regional and national significance (July 2 at 7 p.m.)
  • An Evening of Comedy, an evening of belly-aching laughter, satire, curiosity, and a wee bit of snarkiness with comics from stage and screen (July 7 at 7.p.m.)
  • Stage Combat, a lecture detailing the ins and outs of stage combat choreography, and demonstrate how they make everything look so real on stage and screen (July 16 at 7 p.m.)
  • Bob Dotson, former NBC National News Correspondent and one of the most honored storytellers of our time will host a lecture on storytelling (July 19 at 7 p.m.)

Tickets for the 2018 CSU Summer Arts Festival season are now on sale online http://www.csusummerarts.org. Tickets can be purchased at the Fresno State box office starting June 11, 2018.