Fresno State’s University Dance Theatre will present “Be the Music,” its student-choreographed dance performance, at 8 p.m. April 26 through 28 and at 2 p.m. on April 28 in the Lab School 101 Theatre.

“Be the Music” features numerous dances created by Fresno State students. Dances range from island to contemporary and cultural pieces to reflect the diversity of Fresno State students. The performances are student-driven — from the dancers to the production of the concert, with the help of Kenneth Balint, professor of dance at Fresno State and instructor of University Dance Theatre.

“This performing group never fails in its ability to captivate audiences,” Balint said. “Every semester has brought new and different ideas of what is dance and how it relates to the world around us. It is a course that engages a high level of collaboration, dialogue and discovery. Year after year the group continues to bring a rich dance tradition of creativity and community to Fresno State.”

By attending the performances, audience members support dancers attending Fresno State as well as the performing arts community in Fresno. With the support of the community, dancers are motivated to pursue the art of dance and continue training, Balint said.

Tickets are $5. The box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes before showtime.

Parking is free for shows on Friday through Saturday night. For the Thursday night show, parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus.

For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216 or