The Missouri State University Department of Theatre & Dance invites high school students of dance of all levels to participate in our 2019 Dance Day on November 16! This special event is designed to introduce young people to our facilities & dance faculty at Missouri State in a highly participatory day of dance. While you are here you will: • Meet the faculty • … [Read more...] about Dance Day to provide access to the Missouri State Experience!
Dancers and choreographers alike can attest: one of the most intriguing aspects of any dance is the story it tells. Each dancer has a story in their feet, whether it's explicitly stated or kept personal to the individual who creates it. For senior Mark Malcom, a dance major at Missouri State, dance doesn't just tell a story—dance is his story. Mark was just four and a … [Read more...] about Mark: in motion
Over the past year or so, there has been a BIG boost in student work here in the Theatre and Dance department. While there is the Studio Series that is completely student-run once a semester, there have been a number of students whose Studio Series applications may have been denied or simply want to do their work independently that have been produced. Last year's Seminar seemed … [Read more...] about A Surge in Student Work
Auditions for our on-campus summer stock theatre, Tent Theatre, are tomorrow! And as always, we couldn't be more excited. Every year, we are overwhelmed with the amount of talent brought in by these wonderful performers, including many of our current students and alumni. While many of the time slots for auditions are full, there is a standby list if you were unable to get one … [Read more...] about The Road to Tent Theatre 2019
It’s officially fall in Springfield and with the changing leaves come exciting productions from Missouri State’s theatre and dance department. This October, the dance program is showcasing their Fall Studio Series with a student-produced work: Hunak. Brittney Banaei, senior dance major, choreographed and directed Hunak, which roughly translates to “there” in Arabic. This … [Read more...] about Fall Studio Series features student-produced “Hunak”