Momentum Dance Concert Set for April 3-6

Published on March 3, 2014 by Sean Flynt  
The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series at Samford University will present "Momentum: A Dance Concert" April 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 6 at 2:30 p.m. in Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall.

The annual dance concert brings the creative work of dance minors and faculty to the stage. Momentum gives students the opportunity to explore communication through movement, resulting in vignettes of their stories and ideas about life. This has often resulted in poignant moments of expression, and this year strikes a very personal chord for the dancers. Samford lost the joy-filled sophomore dancer LaKim Young shortly after he danced his heart out in last year's Momentum. It was a tragic end an otherwise uplifting story of how important friends and community can be in helping a young man move from extreme hardship to a celebrated university.

This year, Momentum not only serves to celebrate the work of those who made the production possible, but also serves as a remembrance of Young, a celebration of his all too brief life, and a reminder of the important lesson that his life teaches us — we can never know how much we might affect and enrich someone's life simply by extending a hand in friendship.

A variety of dance and musical styles make Momentum an event for everyone.

Tickets are $12 (adult) and $6 (student). Purchase online or by phone at (205) 726-2853.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.