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Arts Calendar for Regional Colleges published Jan. 25, 2023

Fine arts and student performances at area colleges

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University of Minnesota, Morris

The student performances and fine arts series events (FAS) are open to the public. The FAS are free of charge this year, no tickets required.

FAS, The Fargo Moorhead Ballet: Jan. 28, 6 p.m., Student Center, Edson Auditorium, free; the regional professional dance performance company is recognized and respected nationally for its original choreography, employment of quality artists and the continuing creative development of the company’s educational and outreach programming. It presents a multidisciplinary repertoire from ballet, jazz, moderns and tap, under the artistic direction of Matt Gasper.

FAS, Artrageous: April 13, 7:30 p.m., Student Center, Edson Auditorium, free; a troupe of multi-talented performance artists, world-class singers and recording artists, highly trained dancers, audience motivators and veteran musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high-energy performance integrates all arts on one stage, combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color leaving their audience of all ages singing, dancing and clapping along.

College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University

The student performances and fine arts series events (FAS) are in Escher Auditorium, Gorecki Theatre, Colman Theater or Sacred Heart Chapel on the CSB campus in St. Joseph or the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Great Hall or Abbey Church on the SJU campus in Collegeville. Tickets are required for the student theater productions and the Christmas concert. The rest of the student music performances are free. For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-363-5777 or online at www.csbsju.edu/expect .

FAS, Versa-Style Dance Company: Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; celebrates the essence and power of hip-hop showcasing popping, locking, boogaloo, house and Afro-Latin styles.

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FAS, Zephyr: Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; celebrate the power of the wind with this breathtaking cirque performance by Cirque Mechanics.

FAS, Voctave: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium; 11-member a cappella group presents Broadway show tunes and Disney showstoppers.

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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