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LSU Dance Ensemble (2015)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-01-10

Duration: 00:04:46

Subjects: LSU Dance Ensemble | Modern Dance | Music | Arts | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Parks, Sandra Shih Interviewee
  • LSU Dance Ensemble Performer


This segment from the January 10, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Donna LaFleur’s visit to the LSU Dance Ensemble’s recent modern dance performance set to a Prokofiev Quintet written in 1926. She interviews choreographer Sandra Shih Parks, the Head of Dance with the LSU Department of Theater, who discusses her collaboration with the LSU School of Music for the performance, her process for choreographing the piece, the staging of the performance around the musicians, and the language of music and dance. Host: James Fox-Smith