Washington University in St. Louis
Performing Arts Department
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St. Louis,MO 63130
The Performing Arts Department of Washington University, housed in the Division of the Humanities in Arts and Sciences, is dedicated to teaching the disciplines of theater and dance as a fundamental part of a liberal arts education based in a research university. We believe that the practice and study of theater, dance, and performance provide crucial interpretive windows into history and culture and that they deepen our understanding of diverse human experience across time and around the globe. We believe that both rigorous critical study of these cultural forms and disciplined aesthetic practice provide vital modes of inquiry that advance knowledge. It therefore follows that we promote the integration of study and practice at every level of our curriculum, and in our production season as well. It is our belief that artistic practice in theater and dance significantly extends one’s understanding of artistic form, in its historical as well as its aesthetic dimensions. Equally importantly, we hold that critical study and intellectual engagement with a wide range of historical and cultural manifestations of theater, dance, and performance can make for more vital and important art.
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Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors
January 12, 2021
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play On Shakespeare's mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.
92Y Announces its 2020 Extraordinary Women Awards
October 27, 2020
Join 92Y's Extraordinary Women Awards, a virtual interactive event on Tuesday, November 10 (12-1 pm ET) honoring Leadership through Adversity. The event celebrates game-changing and trailblazing women who bring equity, leadership and contributions to their communities and who work to rebuild a world in which we all belong.
School Of The Arts Announces Appointments To Program Heads
June 30, 2020
Northern Kentucky University has appointed new program heads for its School of the Arts (SOTA).
2021 St. Louis Arts Awards Honorees Announced
June 11, 2020
The Arts and Education Council has announced eight honorees for the 2021 St. Louis Arts Awards. Now in its 30th year, the event honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis region's arts community.
New Podcast Series 'Embrace Everything: The World Of Gustav Mahler' Launches With Symphony No. 1, July 7
June 08, 2020
The Embrace Everything podcast series, created and hosted by award-winning radio producer Aaron Cohen, is an exploration and celebration of the music of Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) via a journey through his symphonies. Through commentary by Mr. Cohen, interviews with leading Mahler interpreters and scholars, readings from the letters of Mahler and his contemporaries, and through the sounds of the symphonies themselves, each season of the series will guide listeners through one of these landmark works in the orchestral repertoire.
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April 30, 2020
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Allan McCollum's First U.S. Museum Retrospective Will Open at ICA Miami in March
February 20, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Miami) presents the first U.S. museum retrospective for legendary American artist Allan McCollum (b. 1944), opening on March 26. Allan McCollum: Works Since 1969 traces the artist's iconoclastic philosophy on the originality, value, and context of art.
2020 Rising Star Finalists Compete for $5,000 Cash Prize at the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County
February 06, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council has announced Howard County's signature arts event! The Celebration of the Arts in Howard County, presented by Howard Bank, will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Mary Ann and Chuck Scully will act as Honorary Chairs for the evening. Joseph Ritsch, Producing Artistic Director for Rep Stage, will serve as Event Emcee.
That Uppity Theatre Company Stages 2019 Climate Change Theatre Action Event
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Metro Theater Company Presents GHOST At The Grandel Theatre
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November 22, 2019
Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Alicia Graf Mack, announces New Dances: Edition 2019 taking place December 11-15, 2019, in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The first-year dancers are working with alumna and acclaimed choreographer Amy Hall Garner. The second-year class is working with Jamar Roberts, a dancer and resident choreographer at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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COCA-Center of Creative Arts announces its fall exhibition, Adornment featuring five artists: Seth Aryee, Basil Kincaid, Yowshien Kuo, Yolanda Newson, and Yvonne Osei. Curated by Yvonne Osei, COCA's Curator-In-Residence, the exhibition opens with an artist reception Friday, September 20, 2019, in the Millstone Gallery.