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SIU brings visiting professor, dance artist

SIU brings visiting professor, dance artist

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The Southern Illinois Dance Company, part of the Southern Illinois University Department of Theater, is hosting a visiting professor of dance for a week of workshops and performances.

Laurie Goux


Laurie Goux, a professor at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia, will visit SIU from Feb. 1 to 9. Her visit is part of the program DUODANCE, which was founded in 2017 by SIU professor Darryl Clark to feature emerging and independent choreographers as part of SIU's repertoire.

Goux will be a featured performer during the SIU Diversity Office's curtain raiser to African American History Month at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in Shryock Auditorium, according to a news release from Clark.

She will lead workshops in Dunham Dance Technique at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, and at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, both in Furr Auditorium in Pulliam Hall, on the SIU Carbondale campus. She also will give a lecture about the Yanvalou, a supplication dance made iconic by American dancer Katherine Dunham, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in Furr Auditorium.

All events are free and open to the public.

— The Southern


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