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A view of ‘this society we live in,’ conveyed in dance Renowned choreographer Ido Tadmor creates original piece for Chapman dancers.

November 21, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Surrounded by small piles of dark sweaters and jackets, 21 Chapman University student dancers swirl around the floor at the Partridge Dance Center. Despite their closeness, the dancers avoid each other’s touch and stick to their contained spheres of motion. Several times they lift cupped hands to their eyes, creating singular tunnel visions. This collection

LA Opera “AKHNATEN” director Phelim McDermott visits CoPA Renowned British theatre director talks improvisation for theatre and opera

November 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

On Sunday, November 6, renowned British theatre director Phelim McDermott spent 90 minutes with Dr. Theresa Dudeck and her theatre students in the Waltmar Theatre, talking about his range of work over the last 30 years as a theatre and opera director, creator, collaborator, and improviser. McDermott, one of the masterminds behind the dark, Olivier Award-winning

Opera Chapman presents “Kurt Weill after Dark – A Cabaret-style Review”

October 18, 2016 by Veronica Kompalic | CoPA News

This weekend October 21-23, Opera Chapman will perform selections from  two of Kurt Weill’s masterworks at Musco Center for the Arts. The show consists of a compilation of arias and duets from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) and Street Scene, two of Weill’s masterpieces, performed in the

Department of Theatre presents timely repertory productions "Good Kids" and "Dog Sees God" open this week in the Studio Theatre

October 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

This week, the Department of Theatre opens with two repertory productions focused on timely issues that are found in today’s headlines and faced by today’s youth. Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka, directed by James Gardner, and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, directed by Nanci Ruby, begin an alternating schedule October 11 through

John Benitz appointed Chair for Department of Theatre

June 28, 2016 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced Professor John B. Benitz has been appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Theatre, effective immediately. Benitz shared the department chair responsibility in the 2015-16 academic year with Professor Don Guy as the department transitioned from the leadership of Dr. Nina LeNoir who held the position from

CoPA music student’s study-abroad research to focus on South African melodies

June 15, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | CoPA News

Clarinetist Taylor Kunkel ’18 doesn’t know what she might see – or hear – during five months studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa beginning in July. What she does know is she’ll be bringing recordings of the melodies of another continent home to Chapman University as she seeks to expand the

College of Performing Arts appoints new Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology Edward Lapine joins Department of Theatre beginning fall semester 2016

June 6, 2016 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) announced the appointment of Edward Lapine as the new Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology for the Department of Theatre, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Mr. Lapine holds a Master of Fine Arts in Technical Design and Production with an emphasis in Production Management from Yale University. He earned his

Busy post-grad plans for Chapman CoPA Class of 2016

May 19, 2016 by | CoPA News

The Class of 2016 from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts will hit the ground running after graduation, with many of our newest alumni keeping busy over the summer before heading to top-level institutions across the country to begin work on advanced degrees, and others clocking-in immediately to their chosen professions. Here are some of the exciting

Dr. Chinary Ung to speak at CoPA Commencement 2016

May 17, 2016 by Mary Platt | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced that Chinary Ung, DMA will speak at the school’s 2016 Commencement on Saturday, May 21 in Musco Center for the Arts. Ung serves as Senior Composer in Residence in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, and has had many associations with Chapman over the years, including a long collaboration with

CoPA Commencement 2016

May 16, 2016 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts will hold its seventh commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 21 in the new Musco Center for the Arts, honoring more than 100 new graduates from the Departments of Dance and Theatre, and the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music! We salute our newest alumni and congratulate them on their great achievements! Department of Dance