WWU to celebrate Black history with drama and dance

Drama and dance are on tap as William Woods University
celebrates Black History Month at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Dulany Auditorium.

Featuring the Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Mid
Missouri Artful Expressions, the event is sponsored by the Office of
Multicultural Affairs at William Woods. It is free and open to the public.

 University Dance Troupe was founded in 1976 by
Theressa Ferguson. The Company, as it is often called, has ranged in size from as
few as five members, to as many as 15. 

The style of dance is versatile; it
includes, but is not limited to, ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical and
spiritual.  Membership in the Company is by audition.

The dance company has performed in a
variety of locations, including Freeport, Jamaica; Chicago; Washington, D.C;
Greensboro, N.C.; Kansas City, and St. Louis.  They have performed for the Jefferson
City community, state representatives and state agencies.

In 2008, Lincoln University Dance
Troupe had the privilege of hosting the 27th Annual Black College Dance Exchange.

Mid Missouri Artful Expressions is a
new group, founded by MiCrystal Day and including DaMia
Day and Renata Johnson. A local, amateur performing group with vocal,
dramatic and dance experience, they previously performed solo and are now
combining their talents. Anthony Pogue Stockton, a WWU junior from Franklin,
Ky., will perform with them for a couple of vignettes.  


DaMia Day performs at William Woods University during the Martin
Luther King Jr. celebration in January.