For ModernExtension dance company using dance as a means for activism is not out of the ordinary.
In their most recent performance, the group performed dances inspired by a book in the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Library. Their 26th Annual Spring performance — which includes 11 dances — will take place Saturday and Sunday in the Great Hall of the Student Union.
Senior Park Cannon, a Hispanic linguistics major and the group’s co-president, appreciates the focus ModernExtension dancers put on incorporating community issues into their dances.
“Although it is student-run and we have a faculty adviser, it’s also about the community," Cannon said. "We work to create dances that relate to things that happen in our community.”
Senior Celeste Cowan, a biology major and the other ModernExtension co-president, said being a part of the group opens up new opportunities for innovation when it comes to dance.