The dancers’ stages were a crosswalk, an art museum and an outdoor sculpture. Motorists, pedestrians and onlookers became instant audiences. The result? An experience that was part modern dance concert, part moveable feast of creativity. It was also a unique opportunity for Chapman University dance students to blur the lines between performer and viewer as
The January weather at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is famously chilly. But for Chapman University alumni, this year’s festival scene was sizzling hot. Alumni filmmakers from the university’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts set a new record of excellence at Sundance 2018 by unveiling critically acclaimed films and
Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Othello’ always presents plenty of food for thought. Jealousy, racism, lies, lust and violence color every moment. So imagine stirring the dynamic by having two women play characters typically portrayed by men.
For the next two weeks, Kelli Stavast ’02 has a glamorous job as an NBC broadcaster at the Winter Olympics. Think of her before you complain about the temperature in your cubicle or your car. Stavast’s assignment is freestyle skiing. She is not in a rink or a booth. Part of her role is essentially sideline
The old saying goes that trouble comes in threes. Don’t believe it. At Chapman University, it will be all good when a trio of internationally recognized opera alumni take the stage for “A Three-Tenor Valentine,” a special performance at the Musco Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Even the performers
Chapman University and Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) have joined forces officially in a collaboration signed this month. The agreement has the two schools focusing on enhancing opportunities for their students in curriculum areas including but not limited to film production, performing arts, and the humanities. Both schools – one a private university
At Chapman, Interterm is the month between winter break and spring semester, and it’s traditionally a unique slice of time for students to dive into classes designed to be immersive experiences.
The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University has won a coveted “PEOPLE LOVE US ON YELP” Award for its popularity and high ranking on the visitor-ratings website and its attention to visitor services. The Hilbert Museum is currently the only Orange County art museum with a perfect 5-star rating on Yelp. Since its
It’s no secret that artificial intelligence is growing more commonplace in our daily lives, from Netflix’s ‘top picks’ recommendations to digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. But the technology prompts questions. Are humans changed by the presence of sentient technologies? Will AI take over the world? Will humans and robots eventually fall in
By Jan. 1, 2018, Chapman University alumna and Radio City Rockette Natalie Reid ’08 will have performed in 17 shows over eight weeks, used up several tubes of candy-colored lipstick and executed countless perfect leg kicks. Such a pace would sink most dancers. But to Reid it’s part of the privilege of performing in the