LSU Union Theater casts local dancers for upcoming premiere of Racine D’or

LSU Union Theater casts local dancers for upcoming premiere of Racine D’or
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POSTED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 1:00am

UPDATED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 1:04am

The LSU Student Union Theater in collaboration with the LSU Dance Department has cast ten
dancers for the premiere of Racine D’or, or The Golden Root, an original modern dance created by NYC-based Movement Workshop Group to be performed November 2, 2013 at the LSU Union Theater.

The selected dancers are Mary Bayle, Will Bove, Katrina Despain, Marlon Grigsby, Georffrey “Zion” Hyams, Emily Roy, Molly Russell, Christian Simon and Carrie Tatum.

The choreography is being taught to the ensemble by Adjunct Professor of Dance, Christine Chrest with support from Dance Department Head, Sandra Parks. 

Racine D’or is inspired by Cajun folklore and includes live music by four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole.

Rehearsals are every Sunday evening at the LSU Dance Studio located in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Building.

Ticket information is available by phone at (225) 578-5128 and online at For further information or group discount pricing, please call Terry Serio, Assistant Theater Director, at (225) 578-6013 or email

The performance of Racine D’or is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

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