What is Repertory Dance Theatre
Repertory Dance Theatre, the newest company in the dance program, is dedicated to meeting the dance program's goal of educating dance artists, fostering dance arts appreciation in the community and expanding dance arts experiences. Through a lecture/demonstration format, RDT presents an overview of the history of art dance (ballet, modern, tap and jazz) in 20th Century America to the UNI community, area middle and high schools, and the Cedar Valley public.
L. Michelle Ozmun directs Repertory Dance Theatre. This is a one credit academic course offered through the Physical Education Division of the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. Classes meet each Friday during the semester from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Students have the opportunity to learn all dances and are then selected to perform the dance(s) they are most proficient in.
There are no auditions for RDT, but instructor consent is required.
RDT Dances/Dance Styles
Improvisation in the style of Anna Pavlova's The Dying Swan
Loie Fuller - Skirt Dance (improvisation)
Improvisation in the style of Isadora Duncan
Stick Dance - in the style of Ted Shawn's Japanese Spear Dance
Spiral Descent - in the style of Doris Humphrey's Circular Descent
L. Michelle Ozmun - Epona (Balanchine Tribute)
Leonard Reed - Shim Sham Shimmy (historical tap)
Ann Southall - You Gonna Reap (Alvin Ailey Tribute)
Tiffany Rudd - Business of Love (Fosse Tribute)
L. Michelle Ozmun - Skirtdancer (Postmodern)
Please contact Michelle Ozmun for more information.