Mixing Dance and Creative Writing

Who says artists only have one medium? U senior Robert Goodman studies modern dance and creative writing. He is devoted to making a difference through various styles of art. “In our generation, we’re connected to one another through technology,” Goodman said. “We aren’t quite as connected to our environment or each other, and our communication is dwindling. Art is developmental. It teaches us to connect to one another.” In the past couple years, he has collaborated with several artists, written and performed monologues and poetry, and choreographed and performed many pieces at the Marriott Center for Dance (MCD) in both modern and ballet. He has danced with Ballet West and Repertory Dance Company. He also volunteers at Red Butte Garden, the Art Festival and the U’s Modern Dance Department. With his experience, Goodman feels he can promote artistic involvement in the community. He hopes to found an interdisciplinary program that inspires people to interact with one another through various art forms. Be on the lookout for Goodman and his forthcoming accomplishments. He is constantly performing at the MCD on campus.


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