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”
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.
As a child, Olivia Marie Jones "wanted to sing all the time." She loved classics like "Annie" and "Aladdin" and knew she would pursue performing. Of course, there are many paths to this career, and Olivia wasn't always sure hers included college. "I know that in this field, you don't necessarily need the piece of paper to prove you're good," she says. But she chose … [Read more...] about Olivia: performer
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
Sarah Wilcoxon will join the theatre and dance faculty in the fall to work with both the dance and musical theatre programs. She will also direct Inertia Dance Company. Choreography featured throughout U.S. With an interest in using art to build and shape community,Wilcoxon's work has not just been limited to stage settings: she creates performances that blend research … [Read more...] about Department hires accomplished choreographer for dance, musical theatre