URBANITE, a dance showcase featuring more than 15 groups ranging from hip hop choreography to Latin and contemporary dance made its triumphant return to the stage this year. A little over one year after their last live performance at The City Center in Champaign, Memorial Stadium’s large outdoor venue provided an opportunity for the dance groups to bring live entertainment back to campus and the community. URBANITE is produced by Roxwell Curates, an event production company owned by alumnus Delayney Douglas Layne (BSAS ’01) in partnership with University of Illinois Student Affairs, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois Athletics, and the Department of Dance. Organizers worked closely with campus’s public health experts to ensure the health and safety of the performers and attendees. Over 150 individual artists and dance professionals contributed to the performance including Kida The Great, Jabari Timmons, and Kendrick Willis. In addition to the 1.5K attendees that watched the show in person, URBANITE live-streamed to a virtual audience across the country via Instagram.