The Northerner

Spring Theatre Preview

Spring Theatre Preview

Northerner Staff

February 19, 2020

The theatre is meant to be a reflection of society. Good theater makes us laugh, cry or shout—but above all, it makes us think about the world we live in. NKU's School of the Arts comes together to put on different shows each semester, whether the shows are on the main stage or in the completely...

Emerging Choreographers Showcase supports the artistic growth of women

Dancers with dance coordinator and assistant professor of dance Tracey Bonner.

Alyssa Weber, Reporter

November 19, 2019

NKU’s dance program holds an Emerging Choreographers’ Showcase every year to spotlight student talent. This year the ECS will be entirely produced and choreographed by female students.  When BFA dance coordinator and assistant professor of dance Tracey Bonner began teaching at the School of the A...

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Students painting

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

A dancer’s perspective on race in ballet

Dance major Lavette Patterson has practiced ballet since she was 3 years old.

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

February 6, 2019

NKU dance major Lavette Patterson found herself playing the role of Margaret Garner, a slave that lived on a Boone County plantation in the mid-1800s, last semester during Dr. Joan Ferrante’s documentary “Let Our Loss Be Heard.” The role was an educational experience for Patterson, as she did...

Dancers at NKU break the mold

Olivia Sketch, Brianna Mullins and Lexie Callaham are all three dancing majors.

Natalie Hamren, News Editor

November 26, 2018

On the second floor of the Fine Arts Center is a small dance studio with a neon green sign on the door that reads “department of theatre and dance.” The floors are all black, with mirrors and bars on every wall. Another sign above the mirrors says “please do not touch the mirrors” and “no ...

NKU’s unofficial dance team

The Northern Stars Dance Team goes over new moves in the Rec Center.

Cole Grecco, News Editor

January 30, 2017

The Northern Stars Dance Team meets up at studio three in the Campus Rec Center Monday night for practice. The dancers look at their reflections in the mirror that covers the wall as they go over new dance steps. Xala Sledge, founder of the eight-member team, walks in a few minutes late and watches the practice ...

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