LSU dancers travel to Spain _lowres

Photo provided by John Kaufman -- Traveling to Seville, Spain in February are LSU dance students, from left, Molly Russell, Elizabeth Cooper, Gabrielle Danna, Richmond McGough, Meagan Delatte, Jernal Gaston and Harlee Trautman.

Seven LSU dance program students traveled to Seville, Spain, in February as part of an educational trip with Flamenco Rouge and the Manship Theatre.

The dance program, under the direction of Sandra Parks, hosted flamenco performers Chris and Lena Jacome for several master classes at LSU, both in the Department of Theatre and School of Music, over the past several months in preparation for the trip.

Making the trip Feb. 12-21 were Elizabeth Cooper, Gabrielle Danna, Meagan Delatte, Richmond McGough, Molly Russell, Harlee Trautman and Jernal Gaston. The students were joined by LSU faculty members. Two younger dancers, Virginia Forshee and Maddie Maddox, who participated in Flamenco Rouge’s inaugural visit to Seville in September, also joined the LSU dancers on trip. During the trip, the dancers participated in daily intensive master classes with flamenco performer Juana Amaya, and members of her professional faculty, attended several flamenco performances, visited the Museo del Baile Flamenco, and experienced the culture, history and architecture of Seville throughout the visit, a news release said.

The trip is one of several collaborations with the LSU dance program and Manship Theatre, the release said.