Repertory Ensemble presents water dance


Fourteen members of ULM’s Dance Repertory Ensemble performed Saturday afternoon in National Water Dance 2018 around the ULM fountain. This was their second time in a row performing as the only Louisiana participants. Their first time being the only Louisiana participant was for National Water Dance 2016, which brought together 26 states and over one hundred institutions from professionals to preschoolers. Their first time performing for the event was when it started in 2014.

The National Water Dance project was founded by Director Dale Andree. The event started as the Florida Waterways Dance Project in 2011. This project united some of Florida’s art institutions in simultaneous, site-specific performances, inspired by Florida’s unique waterways.

Andree wanted to deepen her commitment to the arts and the environment. She created National Water Dance, a biennial event that organizes dance artists and educators across America to inspire environmental awareness and action.

National Water Dance 2014 had over 1200 dancers, 80 institutions and 26 states participate including elementary school, middle school, high school, college and university dancers. Even students from private studios and professional dancers participated.

Saturday’s performance was choreographed by the dancers and arranged by associate dance professor Tina Mullone. It lasted approximately thirty minutes and drew a small crowd of Warhawk onlookers.