9 posts tagged

waltmar theatre


Shakespeare is Coming!

October 30, 2012 by | CoPA News

The bard is back in the Department of Theatre!  Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare is a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl (Viola) who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle.  Full of music, riotous behavior, drink, dance and giving in to self-indulgence, it is thought

Fall Dance Concert Spotlight: Holly Johnston

October 29, 2012 by | Dance

This year’s Fall Dance Concert will include a new piece choreographed by Holly Johnston, the artistic director of LEDGES AND BONES, a contemporary dance company working in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. LEDGES AND BONES promotes cultural consciousness, open dialogue, and social justice through live performances, education, and other public forums.  Ms.

Mark Haim to Choreograph for Fall Dance Concert

September 10, 2012 by | CoPA News

Internationally acclaimed choreographer, teacher and dancer Mark Haim will be setting his piece “Setting and Clearings” on our dance majors for the Fall Dance Concert November 28-December 1, 2012.  Mr. Haim has created new works for many dance companies, including the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, the Joffrey II Dancers and Ballet Pacifica.  He has

Author Andrew Carroll on If All the Sky Were Paper

September 7, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Department of Theatre will be bringing back a unique theatrical experience which premiered at Chapman in 2010.  Based on bestselling author Andrew Carroll’s journey around the world to collect letters written during wartime, If All the Sky Were Paper is a heartfelt drama seen through the eyes of both those on the war front

Spring Dance Concert to Feature Student Choreography

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Dance will present their annual Spring Dance Concert, directed by Jennifer Backhaus, May 9-12 in the Waltmar Theatre.  The concert will feature 11 fully-produced works of choreography by dance majors. The choreographers have been exploring a variety of themes during a semester-long rehearsal process.  Dances investigating competition, isolation, conspiracy, conformity and self-image

Elie Wiesel to Appear in the Waltmar Theatre

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

On April 16, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Department of Theatre will present “A Readers’ Theatre Evening:  Excerpts from The Trial of God by Elie Wiesel”, directed by Theatre Chair Nina LeNoir.  Set in a Ukrainian village in 1649, following a pogrom in which all but two of the village’s Jews were

The Rimers of Eldritch: A Dark, Contemporary “Our Town”

January 31, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Theatre had originally planned to produce the classic stage play Our Town this spring.  When, unexpectedly, the rights were no longer available, the Department Chair, Dr. Nina LeNoir, had to find a replacement for the season.  “I didn’t have to look very far,” she says, “as the Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s play,

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

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