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Idaho State University to present Humanities Café surrounding the role of art and dance in the community on Feb. 9


Idaho State University’s College of Arts and Letters will hold their third Humanities Café of the year on Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building’s Bengal Theater. The event will include dance performances and a discussion led by dance professor Aaron Wood about the role of art and dance in the community titled, “Dance and Embodied Activism.”

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB’s Heritage Room, and presentations will begin at noon in the Bengal Theater.

This event will feature dance performances from ISU students and faculty, and students from the Native Americans United student organization. The students will perform “The Genius of the Crowd,” a contemporary dance piece choreographed by Wood. The piece has original video projections and sound score, also created by Wood, and has been selected to perform at the 2017 ACDA Northwest Regional Conference held in Eugene, Oregon, in March.

The College of Arts and Letters presents the Humanities Café series every year, surrounded by particular theme. This year the Department of History is hosting the series with theme of diversity. The cafes bring together artists, musicians, poets, authors, storytellers and dancers from a diverse range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Each Humanities Café is free and open to the public.

Sponsors for the Humanities Cafe include the ISU Diversity Resource Center, the Department of History and the Idaho Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Kathleen Kole de Peralta at, or the Department of History at (208) 282-2379.