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Unity Dance Troupe to Perform New Show at Lee


Unity to Perform
Unity Dance Troupe

Unity Dance Troupe will present a double feature show, “FOG” and “Dreamer,” in the Lee University Dixon Center Oct. 4-7.

A new show, “FOG” is adapted from the biblical story of Job. The show portrays the conversations between Job and three of his friends as he experiences pain and loss. The three friends, represented in “FOG” as the characters Pious, Condemned, and Optimist, attempt to comfort Job and explain his affliction.

“Most of the cast dances blindfolded during the entire show,” said Unity founder, director, choreographer, and Lee alumna Alexis Burleson. “These blindfolds represent the lenses that people put on to interpret pain and experiences.”

The show’s cast of eight professional dancers will offer an intimate, 37-minute production that invites viewers to engage personally with the story. It features handmade costumes by Unity’s costume designer, Lauren Leggett, and professional theatrical lighting designed by Austin Burleson.

Showing after “FOG,” “Dreamer: The Diary of Joseph” is a full-length production about Joseph's journey from his homeland in Canaan to his becoming second-in-command over the land of Egypt. Told from the perspective of Joseph’s diary, Dreamer portrays his wrestling with God as he faces hardships in Egypt.

“Dreamer is about trusting in a God that can’t be seen,” said Burleson. “I wrote Dreamer to show that God isn’t in a hurry and He isn’t a manipulator. He will go to any lengths to prove His love and earn our trust.”

Burleson founded Unity Dance Troupe in 2010, while a student at Lee. Since then, Unity has grown into a traveling company and full-time, non-profit dance studio serving over 300 students. Unity’s touring company has also traveled to Belgium and Columbia, performing and sharing in front of thousands in different cities.

The double-feature performances will be held in the Dixon Center Oct. 4-7, with evening shows at 7 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public, but preferred seating is available for purchase.

For more information or to purchase preferred seating, visit Unity.
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