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
Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and dance is always up to something new and exciting. This semester is no exception! Normally, the Fall semester here at MSU is more focused on the T in T&D, but this semester is unique. This year, we will feature the traditional Fall Dance Concert, and two additional dance pieces on top of this. The exciting thing about all … [Read more...] about Fall Full of Dance.
Public affairs in motion Many people associate dance with technical skill, artistry and beauty. BFA dance major Nadia Stine considers it her most effective means of communication, and she often uses it to express global ideas and universal experiences. "I love how dance has this power to cross any border," she says. "When you watch someone dance, you're connected." There … [Read more...] about Nadia: dancer and storyteller
Explore Scotland's culture, history and identity during this short-term Study Away experience. You'll enjoy the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, and the Edinburgh International Festival along with trips to Glasgow and the storied Scottish Highlands. Dance faculty Ruth Barnes will lead this trip to Scotland, where she has experience … [Read more...] about Study Away: Scotland
This year’s spring dance concert, titled "Strutting & Fretting: a neo-vaudeville," will celebrate the joy of dance with a neo-vaudeville flair. The program of new works, conceived by dance faculty and performed by students, is playful and fun, designed to engage the imagination and delight the senses. The event is coordinated by Associate Professor Ruth Barnes. Event … [Read more...] about Spring dance concert brings whimsy, fun to stage