University Dance Theatre to premiere new dance concert ‘United’

Different shades of hands grasp the arm of the next -- encircling a brown heart.

By Miguel A. Gastelum

Fresno State’s University Dance Theatre (UDT) will present its fall 2022 show, “United.” Showcasing a collection of diverse, original dance works choreographed and performed by Fresno State students, “United” is sure to please both dance fans and newcomers.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19  and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Lab School 101 Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online before the event or at the door (cash only). 

University Dance Theatre is a course open to all Fresno State students, regardless of dance experience. In addition to dancing and creating choreography, students hold production duties, including stage lighting, event safety, and marketing. This year, UDT welcomed guest choreographers Cory Faamausili and Chee Yang to contribute choreography for the show. Alyssa Garvin, instructor of UDT and director of “United,” is coordinating the production.

“University Dance Theatre is a unique course offering students from all sectors of California State University, Fresno, an opportunity to participate not only as a dancer but also in the production work of the performance process,” says Garvin. “This collaboration, aptly titled ‘United’ by our Fall 2022 cast, has an evident artistic expression that can only be fostered by partnership and community.”

By attending “United,” audience members support the dance community at Fresno State and help UDT continue providing students with opportunities to express themselves through dance.

Fresno State no longer requires masks to be worn indoors, but based on updated guidance from public health experts; the University highly recommends that all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, wear a surgical grade or KN95 mask indoors. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Latecomers will not be permitted, and there are no refunds or exchanges. The box office is open from noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before each performance, and it accepts cash, check, or credit card payments.

Parking is free for shows on Friday and Saturday. For Thursday night show, 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 or

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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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