November 08, 2017

Southern Illinois Dance Company to showcase many styles

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. – A blend of distinct elements to form a beautiful conjunction of style – that’s Synergy: Southern Illinois Dance Company in Concert. 

The dance company started at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1975. This dance concert highlights the company’s evolution, spurred as it’s been by hard work and artistic expression. The concert is 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, and 2 p.m., Nov. 11, in Shryock Auditorium. 

This showcase presents diverse dance styles, including contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop and tribal fusion belly dance. Dancers from the Willow Street Studios Dance Company in Carbondale join as featured performers along with several brand-new members of the SIDC. 

“SIDC has remained committed to its mission for more than 30 years – promoting and elevating the art of dance by showcasing student, community and faculty dance artists,” Lori Merrill-Fink, co-artistic director and director of the University Honors Program, said. “The diversity of the show and the powerful performances will keep the audience on their toes.” 

Darryl Clark is co-artistic director. 

Tickets are $12, with student and senior tickets priced at $7, and tickets for those under 15 years old and younger priced at $5. Tickets are available at the door beginning one hour before the performance.