Luther College Dance Department presents 'Soil Turning'

The Luther College Dance Department will present their spring show "Soil Turning" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4; Saturday, May 5; and Thursday, May 10, and at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Luther's Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Choreographed by Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre, visiting assistant professor of dance, the show "Soil Turning" is inspired by exploring the identities of thirteen performers including a social activist, a philosopher and cultural theorist and a writer.

Tillage is the agricultural preparation of soil by mechanical agitation of various types such as digging, stirring and overturning. The audience may experience their own creative and academic tillage as they reflect on factors that play a role in defining identity.

As engaged scholars and citizens, the performers and the audience share in the message of moving away from assumptions based on stereotypes to the notion that identity is fluid and shifts throughout one's life.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website:

Poster for "Soil Turning"