Natchitoches – Members of the dance ensemble at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts will present their spring dance concert, Refraction, March 30-April 1 in the Black Box of the Center for Performance and Technology.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

Refraction is a 45-minute original work in the style of contemporary dance directed and choreographed by Audra Allen, instructor of dance at LSMSA.

Utilizing the unique performance venue of the Black Box, Refraction is an experiment of altering the pathways of light by using the human form and fabric.

This new work focuses on the movement relationships of Allen’s dancers and their exploration of her choreography.

The entire performance is choreographed and performed to music by Marcelo Zarvos.

Dancers are Gabbi Blanchard, a junior from Houma; Lauren Copeland, a junior from Baton Rouge; Edouard Ferrell, a junior from Natchitoches; Jared Hulsey, a senior from Dodson; Abigail LeBlanc, a sophomore from Fordoche; Heather Soileau, a senior from Lafayette; Larke Tyler, a senior from Calhoun and Samantha Wright, a junior from Crowley.

Technicians are Caitlin Foster, a junior from LaPlace, stage manager; Ruby Kharod, a junior from Opelousas, assistant stage manager/dresser; Ben Bordelon, a senior from Mandeville, assistant lighting director/light board operator; Emily Ann Dart, a junior from Bossier City, sound board operator; Charles Roppolo, a junior from Denham Springs, house manager; DJ Picolo, a senior from Destrehan, poster/program design; and Triniti Bulliard, a senior from New Iberia, videographer.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are required and seating is limited.

Tickets are $7 and will be paid for at the door, after a reservation is made online.

Students from LSMSA and Northwestern State University with current ID are free. To reserve your tickets, please visit

For more information, contact Audra Allen at or call 318-357-2559.

Ticket proceeds will benefit future artistic endeavors of the LSMSA dance ensemble.

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