University Dance Theatre Presents Spring 2019 Concert, ‘Motion’


By Miguel A. Gastelum

Fresno State’s University Dance Theatre (UDT) is proud to present “Motion” their student created dance performance. “Motion” will run April 11 – 13 in the Lab School 101 Theatre on the campus of Fresno State.

Performances are April 11 – 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. and April 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lab School 101 Theatre. General Admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at the University Theatre Box Office, located in the Speech Arts building or at the door (cash only). The house opens 30 minutes prior to curtain. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

“Motion” contains numerous dances created and produced by the Fresno State students. The dances range from contemporary, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. The performances are entirely student-created; the dancers, the choreographers, and production designers are all Fresno State students. The entire program is under the leadership of Kenneth Balint, professor of Dance at Fresno State and instructor of UDT.

Joining UDT in the concert will be special guest dance artists from Fresno State’s other dance performance company, the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Student choreographer and CDE member Sahar Shahnematollahi has created a new work for the concert titles “Sheared”.


Every semester University Dance Theatre brings new and different ideas of what dance is and how it relates to the world around us.

“University Dance Theatre is a course that engages a high level of collaboration, dialogue and discovery,” says Balint. “Year after year the group continues to bring a rich dance tradition of creativity and community to California State University, Fresno.”

By attending the performances, audience members support dancers attending Fresno State as well as the performing arts community in Fresno. With the support of the community, dancers are motivated to pursue the art of dance and continue training.

Parking is free for all shows, except April 11th at 8:00 p.m. For that performance, parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus.

For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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