Modern in Motion VI in stills


Photos by Hannah Richardson

The NSU Dance Company and the Friends of the Louisiana Sports and History presented the Gala performance of Modern in Motion VI Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum. Tickets on Oct. 18 and 19 are $10 and $5 for FLASH members and students.

Brett Alan Garfinkel is the director and choreographer along with Kirstin Riehl and Crystal Lewis. The Tap Repertoire group will perform choreography by Rebecca Morgan, at the beginning of the performance outside the building.

“It was neat the way they used the whole building and moved with the curves of the walls,” said NSU First Lady Jennifer Maggio. Her husband, NSU President Chris Maggio, agreed. “It was amazing how they utilized the space of the building,” he said.

“The performance centers around the beauty of the architecture of the museum itself,” said Garfinkel. “There is no through line story it is an abstract contemporary performance that is inspired by the building itself. The movement sometimes works with and against the style of the building. The NSU Dance Company is thrilled to be back at the museum for this performance as this is where it all began in the fall of 2013.”

The cast of Modern in Motion VI is Alexzandra Hattier, Ashley Henry and Abigail Miller of Slidell, Taylor Myers of Simmesport, Tara Lane of Little Rock, Arkansas, Sarah Talbot, Mary Scott Pourciau, Hannah Knoff and Katherine Langlois of Baton Rouge John Jefferson of Shreveport, Brandi Corkern of Covington Haleigh Giorlando-Wall, Dwight Robinette, Mary Strickland and Taylor Young of New Orleans, Alyson Brown of Jennings, Erin Fallis of Pineville, Alphonse Engram of DeRidder and Leyla Fettweis of Brussels, Belgium.

For ticket information, call (318) 357-5788 or e-mail