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Dance at Luther focuses on learning the body and developing movement practices. These practices prepare our students for careers in dance or any other field.

Collaborative productions and performances. All motivated students welcome, whether dance major, dance minor, or neither.

Lifelong dance and movement practices. There are many career paths dancers can take. Dance majors become dance artists, dance or movement teachers, or continue on to become dance scholars.

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Luther students perform in "Body of Water"

Intersecting Dance and Biology through Body of Water

Dancers and scientists at Luther created a performance, Body of Water, that highlighted issues of water quality in Iowa. Student Catherine Lewis says, “The goal of this collaboration was to make Body of Water digestible to everyone. We wanted to present scientific information with human representations. We felt when more people understood the message, the more likely they would take action in helping protect water.”

Professor Jane Hawley wanted to create a dance that shared Professor Enos-Berlage’s research about the local watershed. ”We wanted to inform as many people as possible about the topic and do so in a positive way,” Hawley says. “The goal of the performance is to encourage or inspire people to make change within farming and urban practices on how they use/abuse water.”

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Luther students dance in "Body of Water"
Luther students rehearse for "Body of Water"
Luther students perform in "Highway 57".
A mother and daughter watch "The Invitation Game"
Students perform in "Forgiveness Lunch", devised by Blake Nellis.
A student rehearses in Studio One for "Body of Water"
Luther students dance with performers in "The Invitation Game"
A student dances in a Contact Improvisation class.
Ekilpse, the student-run hip-hop dance group, performing at the BTQ Talent Show.
Two Luther students do homework in Studio One.

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