Department Highlights

Theater and Dance students Alexandra Whitman ’20, Jesse Claire ’20, and Em Friedman ’21 met with alumna Kate Bredeson ’98 at the American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference in Arlington, VA.
Students and alumni recently participated in a movement workshop during the Eiko Otake and Iris McCloughan artistic residency.
Ten THDA students participated in a dance intensive in August, preparing a piece for the fall dance concert with guest choreographer Li Chiao-Ping from Madison. After a week of hard work, they celebrated with a group dinner.
Oral Histories in Performance staged reading
On May 9, THDA actors gave a staged reading of [structure with a roof and walls], a new play about the demolition/construction of the Theater and Dance building(s). The play was assembled by students in Beth Cleary’s spring “Oral Histories in Performance” course from interviews with people who designed, built, and work in the new building. In February, students talked with THDA staff, facilities/custodial staff, and construction workers from McGough and Hunt Electric. After Spring Break, they combed through the interview transcripts in a group process that made the play.

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