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Orcheses dancers getting together in a circle.

Breaking the fourth wall

Lexie Andrew, Asst. culture editor November 8, 2022

Val A. Browning Center audience members sat and watched the beginning of an Orchesis Dance Theatre piece when someone’s phone went off with a full-volume ringtone despite already being reminded at the...

Weber State University’s Orchesis Dance Theatre performing Where Dance Breathes in November 2021.

Diversity in dance

Lexie Andrew, Asst. culture editor September 27, 2022

The Moving Company at Weber State University has the opportunity to go to Panama to teach dance and learn about the culture and lives of the Panamanian people through Movement Exchange. Amanda Sowerby,...

A line of customers and staff.

Greek grub and gratitude

Kennedy Camarena, Photography editor September 27, 2022

The Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church hosted their annual Greek Food Festival in Ogden on Sept. 23 and 24 to celebrate and share their culture with the rest of the surrounding community. This year’s...

The Ballet Folklórico dancers smile at their audience while raising their dresses and hats in the air.

The emotional power of ballet

Kennedy Robins, Photography editor June 13, 2022

Sharing their traditions of dancing and music to the public after two years away, México en el Corazón’s Ballet Folklórico Guadalajara and Mariachi Femenil Estrella de Mexico returned to Weber State...

Orchesis dancers outstretch their arms while dancing in Unconscious Caged Mind. Photo credit: Kennedy Robins

Moving to the beat of community

Lexie Andrew April 13, 2022

In a small intimate space, audience members are brought together through dance to experience the importance of community in Orchesis Dance: When Movement Merges. The performance was on April 7-9 at Weber...

Juan Carlos Claudio describes how dance helps dementia patients memory.

Regaining movement

Lexie Andrew February 18, 2022

Dance connects people and is part of every culture. Anyone can dance even if they think they're not good. The Dance in Medicine for Aging Populations seminar on Feb. 11 proved this.The seminar included...

With the music playing in the background, these performers enter the stage and start a traditional Chinese dragon dance. Photo credit: Hannah Moore

A dancing display of Asian cultures

Lexie Andrew February 7, 2022

The Asian Student Involvement Association at Weber State University held an Asian Cultural Performance, which celebrated the different cultures in Asia, on Feb. 4 at the Browning Center as the final event...

In Pieces, a musical based around the songs of Joey Contreras, opened at Weber State University. Photo credit: Weber State University

The pieces of a musical

Makayla Geddes December 6, 2021

A new musical based on songs by songwriter Joey Contreras titled "In Pieces," opened as a regional premiere on Dec. 3, with Weber State University Theatre being one of the first in the state to showcase...

Weber States Orchesis dancers perform dances choreographed by an African dancer they call Zim Zim. (Nikki Dorber/The Signpost)

Communication through dance

Lexie Andrew November 22, 2021

For centuries, dance has been used by a multitude of different cultures as a way of communicating. "Where Dance Breathes" was this fall's dance performance by Weber State University's Orchesis Dance Theatre...

Members of the Weber State University Ballet Folklorico group take part in one of the community events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Weber State on Sept. 30. Photo credit: Weber State University

Celebrating the dead once more

Caitlyn Nichols November 10, 2021

Celebrations in Ogden for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, finished with a final, lively night at The Monarch on Nov. 5, including dances from the Weber State University Ballet Folklórico. The...

Tori Nybo and Emily Peralez perform Define Me for the Dance Form, a show put on by the Performing Arts Department at Weber State University. (Signpost Archives)

Finding aid for performances made

Makayla Geddes September 27, 2021

The Performing Arts department at Weber State University currently offers over 30 scholarships in film studies, music, dance and theatre. Applications for the scholarships open at various times throughout...

The Austad Auditorium, along with the Allred Theater, have undergone sound upgrades as part of the Browning Centers renovations. (Nikki Dorber/The Signpost)

Browning Center: back with class

Caitlyn Nichols September 8, 2021

After a full summer of construction and renovation, The Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts will be ready to present with its own new features and upgrades this fall. The first renovations are...

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