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Opening Door Dance Theatre presents a tale of innovation in dance

Hannah Holder, Office of Media Relations | October 10, 2018

NobleMotion Dance Fragment is one of the performances featured during Avante. (Photo by Andy Noble)

SAN MARCOS – Texas State’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the story of innovation in dance by Opening Door Dance Theatre, "Avante: Imagination, Ingenuity, Innovation."

The concert will be held at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20.

As a part of the Common Experience innovation theme this year, the concert will express the innovation of dance throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Avante celebrates decades of innovative dance that challenged and broke social barriers, showcasing the creativity behind the choreography. 

Avante will include a tribute to the late modern dance pioneer, Loie Fuller, highlighting her prominent choreography from “Fire Dance” throughout the show.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets vary in price and are available at

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922