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GovState's Dance Company to perform “BODY LANGUAGE” March 28 and 30

A woman in casual clothes with her hands in her lap while sitting on a chair in a theatre

By Jane Cox, Guest Writer

Trinity Jones, a Governors State University (GovState) Social Work student and Dance Company member, looks forward to seeing her passion dance across the stage in “BODY LANGUAGE.”

With this spring production, Trinity is choreographing for the first time.

"One of the highlights has been the exposure to dance styles I have never experienced before. No matter who we are, or where we come from, we all have a story to tell. Through the universal language of dance, we can share our stories.” 

After earning her bachelor's degree, Trinity plans to pursue a master's degree and ultimately work towards getting her clinical social worker license (LCSW). For now, she's enjoying expressing herself through dance with the rest of the GovState Dance Company.

The GovState Dance Company and guest stars will perform a cultural kaleidoscope of movement, identity, and self-expression at the Center for Performing Arts (the Center) on March 28 and 30. With original choreography by GovState faculty, students, and alumni, “BODY LANGUAGE Cultural Storytelling Through Dance” features cultural dance forms rooted in historical and contemporary genres including Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Liturgical, Disco, Hip-Hop, and more.

Company Director and University Lecturer, Megan Lindsay, says the show will tackle a variety of themes, including the role of religion in various cultures, labor struggles, as well as American history throughout the decades featuring 1930's Jazz, 1960's Motown, and 1970's Disco.

The company will also continue its history of collaborating with local dance companies. There will be a guest performance by Assembled Composition Dance Company and live music by Joy Storm and The Rock and Soul Band.

Tickets are available now at $15 and $10 for students with valid I.D. To purchase tickets, click here, call (708) 235-2222, or visit the box office. The box office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours prior to show times.

For more information on “BODY LANGUAGE,” click here.