Category: Theater & Dance

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

The SIUE professors responsible for a collaboration between departments that began with a workshop and culminated in a study abroad program were awarded the 2013 International Education Faculty Achievement Award last week by Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and theater and dance professor Kathryn Bentley created the interdisciplinary program and its study abroad component, […]

'Whammy!' production heads to New York International Fringe Festival

‘Whammy!’ production heads to New York International Fringe Festival

Though theater and dance professor Chuck Harper has performed in Los Angeles and Europe, the recent offer to take a production he created to New York is a chance to live out one of his dreams.
Photo courtesy of Chuck Harper/Whammy! Seven Secrets to a Sane Self
Harper’s production, “Whammy! The Seven Secrets to a Sane Self,” […]

SIUE students sing in the MUC art gallery

Art-A-Thon 2013

Tuesday April 23, SIUE students and faculty took part in the 2013 Art-A-Thon. This all day celebration explores the art in the college of arts and sciences by showcasing various artistic demonstrations and activities across the various CAS diciplines.
The festivities were kicked off with a flash mob style performance organized by Aldemaro Romero in conjunction […]

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Last weekend the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance teamed up with the Department of Music to put on a special presentation of Carmina Burana. The Carl Orff masterpiece blended orchestra, dance, and vocal disciplines into a spectacle of grand proportions.

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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

Alfredo Velazquez Carcasses instructing Vincente Yaunner Perez and Yaunelys Rodriguez Fuendes as they prepare for Carmina Burana at SIUE

Music, Theater, and Dance Gear Up for Carmina Burana

The Dunham Hall denizens are currently hard at work getting ready for their upcoming production of “Carmina Burana.” This production of Carl Orff’s 1936 adaptation of the Medieval manuscript of the same name, brings together students and faculty of theater, dance and music for an elaborate spectacle with some Cuban flair being provided by several […]

Director Peter Cocuzza with the cast of "Distracted" at SIUE

Distracted at Dunham

The Department of Theater and Dance will be staging their production of “Distracted,” by Lisa Loomer this week from February 20th through 24th. The fast paced and offbeat play follows a family’s struggle to treat their child’s potential attention deficit disorder. Dealing with difficult subject manner in a somewhat comical way the play defies clear […]

Paula David working with SIUE dance students

Big Muddy Dance Company Visit SIUE

For the last two weeks SIUE’s Department of Theater and Dance has been host to The Big Muddy Dance Company. As part of their visit the group has been working with students at all dance levels and trying to help them set practical goal for turning the skills they learn in college into a life […]

Cast and Crew from the 2013 Black Theater Workshop at SIUE

2013 Black Theater Workshop

Last weekend SIUE held the Black Theater Workshop (BTW). This annual student-run production features SIUE students in wide variety of short vignettes emphasizing cultural heritage and issues of civil rights.
This years theme for BTW was, “The Stories We Weave,” was chosen by director Ashley Bland and co-director Kristina Cirone.
“We decided this based on the people […]

Jennifer Huffman and Omar Olivas working with students at SIUE

Jennifer Huffman and Omar Olivas Visit SIUE

For the past three weeks the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance has been host to special guest Jennifer Huffman and Omar Olivas. During their time at SIUE the two dance instructors gave guest lectures in all levels of dance classes and worked with advanced students to set a piece for this spring’s “Dance in […]

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