Entries tagged with ‘theatre and dance’

Faculty Spotlight: Larissa McConnell

Larissa McConnell (Theatre and Dance) was honored with the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Training in Costume Design. URTA is a national organization that hosts auditions for MFA programs in all fields of theatre and is the largest recruitment event for graduate schools in theatre. Larissa will be recognized during […]

Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Rolnick

Melissa Rolnick (Theatre and Dance) performed “Archive,” choreographed by her colleague Jill Patterson, at the 2022 Women in Dance Leadership Conference. The solo was performed at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago on October 15.

Faculty Spotlight: Terena Wilkens

Terena Wilkens (Theatre and Dance) co-led a workshop entitled “Excitedly Undecided: Teaching Design and Technology as a General Ed Course” at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology Conference held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Faculty Spotlight: Larissa McConnell

Larissa McConnell (Theatre and Dance) had her book Foundations of Flat Patterning and Draping – for the Female Form published through Routledge. The book provides the foundational tools necessary for success in the techniques of flat patterning and draping clothes and costumes. The techniques in this book generalize across sizes and shapes making it universally […]

Faculty Spotlight: Henry MacCarthy

Henry MacCarthy (Theatre & Dance) was one of 37 Venezuelan artists residing abroad invited to create and present a mobile videoportrait for La Caja de Fósforos in Caracas for their project Casa Imaginaria: Un recorrido por las estancias de las moradas del alma, sponsored by the British Council in Venezuela. The works were presented online […]

Faculty Spotlight: Larissa McConnell

Larissa McConnell (Theatre and Dance) will be exhibiting her fiber arts/mixed media show, “déjà vu,” at the Arts Center of Saint Peter from March 5 through April 10. The artwork includes embroidery, watercolor, acrylic paint, etc, and combines the elements using math, architecture, atmospheric perspective, science, and more.

Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Hauss

Sarah Hauss (Theatre and Dance) received a $10,000 Metropolitan Regional Arts Grant to present a choreographers evening called Inbox@ArtBox in the Twin Cities. Numerous Gustavus dance alumni were selected by a selection panel to perform in the event.

Faculty Spotlight: Larissa McConnell

Larissa McConnell (Theatre and Dance) has a solo exhibition, “Graftworks,” which showcases her fiber art at the Arts Center of Saint Peter March 6-28. A reception will be held March 7 from 3-5 p.m.

Melissa Rolnick (Theatre and Dance)

Melissa Rolnick presented at the International Body IQ Somatics Festival in Berlin, Germany in November 2019. She taught a workshop called “MEISA for Older Adults.” MEISA (movement-exploration-imagination-sensation-awareness) is a developing contemplative movement practice.

Jill Patterson (Theatre and Dance)

Jill Patterson was chosen through a juried selection process to present at the National Dance Educators Organization National Conference 2019 in Miami, Florida. Her presentation, “Utilizing the Creative Process to Cultivate Empathetic and Compassionate Movers” entailed her pedagogical process for the Guststavus ARTS credit class Contemporary Modern Dance I.