Young Choreographers Showcase

The fifth edition of this biannual dance event will feature the choreographic talent of Washington University's best student artists. Join us for an evening of engaging new dance works, representing the diversity of style and the excellence of our dance program. For more information, check out The Record

Showing April 6-8.
Purchase tickets by phone (314) 935-6543 or online.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Washington University Dance Theatre: Kinetic Field Work, 2011

March 9, 2012

Student Thesis Spotlight: Rachel London

My senior thesis is a study of how Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal created new theatrical methods to encourage social change. In addition to discussing Brecht’s Epic Theatre techniques and Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed,’ I focus on how what Brecht and Boal discussed in their theoretical writings did not always coincide with what they produced in practice, and what consequences this may have caused in terms of their ultimate goal of inciting social change.

February 27, 2012

Student Project Spotlight: Andrea Roberts

My senior project, "It Does Ripple," is a coming-of-age story that depicts the lives of four women who are preparing to enter the real world.  Through the dancers' interactions with each other and memories of the past, the audience will see the emotional roller coaster that they are experiencing.  It has been a delight working with both my friends from home and from Washington University on this piece, and I hope the audience enjoys my story.

February 23, 2012

“Briefs” Theater Festival Tackles LGBT Issues in Short Plays

"One of the short plays, “Ladies’ Room,” is heavily connected to the Wash. U. community. Performing Arts Department senior lecturer Annamaria Pileggi directed the short show, which centers on a 17-year-old butch lesbian who is misidentified as a man in a mall bathroom. Senior Amanda Spector is the assistant director, and junior Kylie Gregory and sophomore Ariel Saul are in the cast. “Ladies’ Room” represents gender issues in a powerful way, making it a compelling watch for a college audience." (From Student Life Newspaper)