Missouri State’s student group Inertia Dance Company will use dance to help illustrate the resilience of fellow students at the free event “Undeniable Victories.”
Bringing students’ triumphs to life
This deeply personal, poignant dance routine was choreographed based entirely on the challenges facing several first-generation college students from MSU-West Plains’ group TRiO.
A soldier with PTSD, a student in a motorized wheelchair and a girl who aspired to live in a safe neighborhood are among those whose inspirational stories will be portrayed.
Jennifer Moore, theatre and events coordinator for MSU-West Plains, said the emotion from this project is palpable.
“Five local students with incredible stories of grit and determination spoke with the Inertia dancers over a series of internet video sessions. As they told their stories, there wasn’t a dry eye on either side of that video connection. Their courage is truly inspiring.”
Inertia will perform the routine on the Springfield campus at 12:20 p.m. on April 15 in McDonald Arena, and then at 7 p.m. on April 16 at West Plains’ Civic Center Theatre.
Want to see the performance?
April 15, 12:20 p.m.
West Plains Campus
April 16, 7 p.m.
Civic Center Theatre