Original, compelling works from MFA Dance candidates.
In this sprawling and heartfelt coming-of-age story, Heidi Holland grows up before our eyes. Starting out as a bright, idealistic college student of the 1960s, the world around her rapidly changes. With feminist guiding principles, she strives to build a fulfilling life and is forced to confront, through her work, friendship and relationships, the true cost of “having it all.”
Everyday racism can come on slyly—a hasty glance or too-casual comment. Sometimes from a friend. Or a coworker. Other pointed or veiled aggressions play out in the classroom, on the street, on the national stage, in the media, at home—all the time. The cost of micro and macro aggression thrown against a white wall of racism is played out individually as Black Americans, and cannot be ignored.
Adapted from Claudia Rankine’s acclaimed book of poetry, this searingly provocative meditation on race in America is not a play. It’s fast-moving, fluid theater at the speed of thought.
MFA Dance candidates present thesis concerts of original, compelling works.
dwelling by Stacey Carlson
This multidisciplinary work explores the myriad subtleties of dwelling. What implicit meaning does the word suggest? Internal versus external, shadow against light, our perspective versus what we perceive. Spaces near and far, up and down, seen and unseen.
The choreography uniquely intertwines dance with puppetry, projections, aerial arts and other mysterious elements.
Hamlet by Christine Hands
MFA Dance candidates LaTefia Bradley and Jen Graham present their thesis concerts.
In this multidisciplinary devised piece, spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, short plays and more fuse together in a search for answers to central questions of identity.
This relentlessly paced serio-comedy explores how our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.
This reimagining of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth is told through the heroine’s eyes, offering a fresh perspective on her journey.
Penned in Russian by a Ukranian playwright and translated into English, this thought-provoking satire is set in the not-so-distant-future where love is thought to be a myth.
The game of Victorian-era courting goes hilariously awry in this classic comedy of manners.