Fall Dance Concert to Feature Merce Cunningham MinEvent

November 8, 2011 by | Performances

The Department of Dance is presenting its annual Fall Dance Concert December 7-10, 2011, featuring the work of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. The department is privileged to be a part of an exclusive list of schools performing his work as part of the Cunningham Legacy Tour in the wake of his passing in 2009, including The Juilliard

New Play Announced for Spring 2012

November 3, 2011 by | Performances

Our spring season will now include the classic drama The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson.  In a decaying Bible-belt town, a murder trial takes place.  Everyone knows who is guilty, but no one knows why.  In this award-winning Off Broadway play by Lanford Wilson, the everyday events of a small town in the Midwest

Music Student on Track to Join the Blue Man Group!

November 2, 2011 by | Student News

Music major Craig Shields (’12) auditioned for the legendary Blue Man Group this fall, and he is on his way to performing with the company!  Craig told us about the audition process and his next steps in his own words below: “The whole Blue Man Group process started in mid-September, when I saw on the

College of Performing Arts Faculty News

October 5, 2011 by | CoPA News

Nick Terry, assistant professor of music, recorded four compositions with his ensemble, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, this August at Skywalker Sound (a Lucasfilm Co.) on the classical music label Sono Luminus. The recording, to be released in early 2012, is one of the very first 7.1 surround-sound recordings of percussion chamber music, and will

College of Performing Arts Alumni News

October 5, 2011 by | CoPA News

DEPARTMENT OF DANCE: Janelle Barry (’10) attended the Mark Morris Dance Group Summer Intensive in Brooklyn, and is currently rehearsing with choreographer Gina Graham for an upcoming show at the Judson Church Theatre in New York in late November.  She also assisted David Leventhal (former MMDG member) in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease classes in September.

Cirque du Soleil Captivates, Educates During Campus Symposium

October 5, 2011 by | Theatre

Dance major Chloe Albin ’15 from Seattle couldn’t resist playing the ham next to a dancing manikin decked out in a stretch zebra suit and dramatic black-and-white theatrical makeup. Albin mimicked the manikin’s arching, cat-like pose and burst into laughter. Friends joined her and they all did it again. Then they laughed some more. “The