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Pepperdine University Student Dance Company to Perform Annual Show Celebrating Symbiosis



February 3, 2023 – Malibu, CA – Dance in Flight, Pepperdine University’s student dance company, will showcase its annual performance with four showtimes from Thursday, February 9 through Saturday, February 11. This student-directed, choreographed, and produced show features the theme of Symbiosis, a celebration of mutually beneficial interactions and ties between counterparts.

“Dance in Flight provides a unique platform for Pepperdine students who love dance,” said Emily Rauch, campus programs coordinator and Dance in Flight producer. “It’s an outlet for artistic expression, certainly, but more holistically, it also fosters mental and physical discipline, leadership opportunities, and community. These upcoming performances are a culmination of the company’s hard work, both as incredibly talented dancers and student leaders.”

Dance in Flight embodies the diversity and essence of Pepperdine University and the liberal arts tradition. For more than 25 years, Dance in Flight has provided a safe environment for emerging student dancers and choreographers to cultivate creativity, physical expression, and teamwork in a professional performing atmosphere.

"Dance in Flight attracts students from all walks of life, creating a space that invites vulnerability, laughter, movement, and community,” said Mya Kough, Dance in Flight director. “This is what dance is all about. Dance is a universal language and holds incredible power. We are excited to share what we have been working on, and I hope it makes you want to get up and dance!"

The company members come from a variety of dance backgrounds, interests, and fields of study. United by their passion for the art of movement, they are dedicated to presenting an impressive showcase of student artistry.

“We have spent the past five months curating an artistic production of collaboration and creativity,” said Annabella Nordlund and Kate Dalforno, Dance in Flight student directors. “Every decision, down to the smallest movement, is an intentional expression of someone’s story. We hope to convey our deep passion for the arts, and we invite you to join us in this exploration of artistry.”

The Details
What: Dance in Flight
When: Thursday, February 9, 2023, 8 PM | Friday, February 10, 2023, 8 PM | Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2 PM and 8 PM
Where:  Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Pricing: General Admission - $20 | Military – $18 | Pepperdine Faculty/Staff/Alumni – $16 | Pepperdine Student – $10
Links: Tickets | Dance in Flight

About Pepperdine University
Founded in 1937, Pepperdine University is an independent, Christian university located 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles in scenic Malibu, California. The University enrolls approximately 10,300 students across its flagship liberal arts school, Seaver College; the Caruso School of Law; the Graziadio Business School; the Graduate School of Education and Psychology; and the School of Public Policy. Pepperdine is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Follow Pepperdine on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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