Professor Conner Interviewed for Carnegie Mellon University’s Arts Management and Technology Lab “Dialogues” Podcast

Professor Lynne Conner was invited to speak about her book, Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Era, with “Dialogues” host Stewart Urist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Arts Management and Technology Lab.  In the 22 minute segment Conner discusses her theory of social interpretation through productive talk and reflects on how...

Lynne Conner Gives Talk on Generation Z Audiences at Missouri State

Colby Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner gave a public talk on cultural participation at Missouri State University on October 19. The keynote address was sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and the Springfield Theatre Alliance and focused on changing expectations among Generation Z (or iGeners) audience members. While at MSU, Professor Conner...

Kathryn Butler ’17 Choreographs for Virginia Science Festival

Over the summer Kathryn Butler ’17 worked with seven dancers from Southwest Virginia Ballet (SVB), the pre-professional ballet company she was a member of before college, to choreograph a piece for the Virginia Science Festival.  The piece Like Something Out of Science Fiction is a study of dead zones in the oceans through both movement...

Lynne Conner To Give Keynote at Conference in France

Lynne Conner To Give Keynote at the International de L’Institut des Ameriques Conference in Toulouse, France on October 15 Colby Theater and Dance Professor Lynne Conner will give a keynote address for the “Resources and Innovations in the Americas” conference at the University of Toulouse’s International Institute on the Americas on October 15. The conference...

Bess Welden Launches New Projects

In the fall of 2015, Theater and Dance Teaching Artist Bess Welden, will launch two new creative projects. Her one-act play, Madeleines, will premiere as part of Portland Stage Company’s Studio Series running November 18-22. She also received a grant from the Maine Arts Commission to develop her latest solo performance project, Legbala is a...

Farrington ’99 at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reid Farrington ’99 opened The Return at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in July. The Return is an interactive performance designed by Reid to celebrate the restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s (ca. 1455-1532) famous sculpture of Adam. Reid assembled a team of 30+ writers, performers, digital artists, designers, computer scientists, animators, technicians, dramaturgs, and musicians to...

Clowns Without Borders

Brendon Gawel of Clowns Without Borders will present a talk “Red Noses Meet the Red Cross: The Global Aid World of Clowns Without Borders” on Tuesday, March 31st in Ostrove Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. To learn more about Clowns Without Borders see the January 2015 NPR story at: http://www.npr.org/2015/01/02/374629531/clowning-without-borders-aims-to-give-refugees-another-way-to-heal.

Avner Esienberg Workshop at Colby March 7th

Avner Esienberg will be offering a 2 hour workshop on physical comedy the morning of March 7th from 9:30-11:30 in the Runnals Dance Studio. Avner is an international performer who has studied with Jacques Lecoq, one of the premier movement instructors of the 20th century. Avner then taught at the world renowned Dell’ Arte School...

‘Orlando’ Awarded by National Festival

The Department of Theater and Dance’s production of Orlando received a special Merit Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region I) for Design/Performance “Moment” Ensemble Work and Collaborative Design/Performance Ensemble. Orlando was developed and rehearsed as part of TD139-Stagecraft, TD264-Applied Performance/Production, and TD365-Advanced Topics in Design. Students in these courses served as designers, assistant directors, performers, and...

Gibbons ’15 Presents at National Dance Conference

Sara Gibbons ’15 recently attended the National Dance Education Organization Conference (NDEO) in Chicago, IL. Every year, NDEO hosts a national conference bringing together experts in the field of dance education and performance. This year’s theme focused on collaboration. At the conference, Sara, along with Assistant Professor Annie Kloppenberg and Maddie Kurtz ’14, presented research...