Campus window sills, courtyards, gardens, and the steps of Main Hall hosted seven sight-specific dances Thursday morning, despite freezing temperatures. 

University of Montana dancers performed at specific locations on campus. Each dance was based on the dancer's vision after an artistic analysis of spaces. Each dancer searched for settings that would best convey the idea of their dance.

"Some of them chose to do an abstract approach, some decided to do a narrative," dance choreographer and educator Brooklin Draper said. "It was up to them as collaborative process if they wanted a narrative."

Among the locations utilized by the dancers were the School of Music's window sills, the courtyard outside of the College of Business, a space with pine trees near the Payne Family Native American Center, Main Hall, and the courtyard between Skaggs and Stone Hall.

The performance is just one of several fall shows from the dance department. The University of Montana's Theatre and Dance program will host Fall Studio Works 2019 at the PARTV building beginning on Nov. 8.