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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - NMU students gathered in the atrium of Hedcock to celebrate a queer prom on April 1. For many LGBTQ+ students, this was the first prom they were able to comfortably celebrate in their identity.

Students celebrate identity, music, dancing at Queer Prom

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

When reflecting on her solo appearance at high school prom, Lilith Popour could only associate the event with feelings of sadness. Unaware of her gender identity in the harbored town of Jennison, Michigan,...

PROM NIGHT - Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been invited to attend Queer Prom. Queers and Allies are offering a safe space for queer students to dance, have fun, and be themselves in a traditional prom setting.

Queer Prom to provide night of inclusivity and fun

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

In campaigning for the presidential position of Queers and Allies, Miranda Miller knew that there was a demand for a queer-specific prom on campus. For many queer community members, the word “prom”...

WAVE OF BODIES—Performing in Breathe are Josie Taylor, Thailey Leak, Christina Ferrera, Rose Goltz, Paige Myers, Eden Langlois, Madison Tasson, Kendalyn Persons, Kylie LHuillier, Ciara Witkowski, Isabella Bekkala, Skylar Taavola, Emma Sweet and Sylvia Gravel.

Opinion—Review: Save the date for CO/LAB Collective

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 30, 2021
Anyone interested in dance or performance arts should certainly consider attending the production when public performances begin on Sept. 30. Not only will this be the first in-person performance in the theater since the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine in Dec. 2019, it features exciting student-led choreography.
tap and drum dance audition

Spotlight Variety Showcase opens on outdoor stage

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor August 27, 2021

Only two weeks into the semester, the Department of Theatre and Dance will be hosting their first performance of the season with the Spotlight Variety Show. A combination of songs, monologues, dance routines...

North x North Coast

Check out North x North Coast virtual arts festival

Akasha Khalsa November 19, 2020

Bored out of your mind or stuck in your room during these last weeks of online classes? Consider supporting fellow student artists and attending a virtual art festival. The NMU Department of Theater and...

Photo courtesy of Ryan Stevens
THEATRE SEASON— Students are hard at work preparing for upcoming shows. Showings of War of the Worlds has finished and on Novemeber 17th the North X North Coast festival begins.

Theatre and dance prepares for the season

Faith King November 9, 2020

Within today’s socially distanced society, many clubs and organizations have been forced to navigate COVID-19 with obligations of creating innovative safety precautions. These measures of public safety...

FORMING CHANGE—The performance “What We Leave Behind,” staged at the Forest Roberts Theatre used multimedia storytelling involving large screens, music and dance.
Photo courtesy of Forest Roberts Theatre

Shifting bodies for shifting climate

Isabelle Tavares November 14, 2019

Think about your loved ones. What will the environment look like for them in the future? Picture your favorite place. What will the landscape look like 30 years from now? The producers of “What We Leave...

Funky Dance kicks of annual U.P. Folklife Festival

Nolan Krebs September 13, 2012

The sounds of the Mississippi Delta will be heard in Marquette on Friday, Sept. 21, as the U.P. Folklife Festival kicks off its fifth year with a Funky Folk Dance at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The...

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