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The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of its Spring 2016 Dance Concert is a mixed repertoire dance show, with three dance pieces under the choreographic direction of faculty members Richard Grund, Blair Burkhalter and Paula Frasz. Opening Thursday, April 28, the Spring 2016 Dance Concert illustrates the many...
NIU dance student and professor
The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance Fall 2015 Dance Concert will showcase the training and many talents of the student dancers in the school’s dance performance program. Opening Thursday, Nov. 19, the concert will feature six performance pieces with multiple styles of dance each of the four consecutive nights. “Classical dancing mixed...
Saxophone
The NIU Jazz Orchestra, directed by Reggie Thomas, will present the “Let’s Swing Dance!” from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. NIU students with ID are admitted free. General admission tickets are $10; the price for senior citizens and other students is $7. Tickets...
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Edward Albee, Tom Stoppard, Noel Coward and Anton Chekov are a just a few of the world’s best-known playwrights featured in the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming 2015-2016 Mainstage and Studio Series season schedules. The Mainstage Series begins Thursday, Sept. 24, with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Albee’s hilarious yet disturbing...
An NIU dance student
Opening Thursday, April 23, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance Spring 2015 Dance Concert will feature an iconic work by the world-renowned Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, “Spent Days Out Yonder,” set on and performed by dancers from the school. This performance of “Spent Days Out Yonder” was made possible by a grant...
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“Got Broadway Rhythm, Everybody Dance!” – the upcoming Northern Illinois University School of Theatre & Dance presentation – will feature eight dance numbers from several of the all-time most popular Broadway musicals, such as “Grease,” “RENT,” “The Pajama Game,” “A Chorus Line” and more. The shows open Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Huntley Middle School...
Interested in having a front row seat at all the major NIU sporting events? The NIU Silverettes dance team will be holding tryouts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the lobby of the Music Building. A one-minute routine will be taught by the head coach and choreographer during the morning session....
Judith Chitwood and ballet student
One of the six dance performance pieces of the upcoming NIU School of Theatre and Dance spring dance concert urges African-American women to raise their voices. “ ‘Living Out Loud’ shows how African-American women have been silenced for so long in work, play, and their personal lives, and now they can finally celebrate themselves and speak...
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“Please don’t send cookies, care packages or socks,” a U.S. service member once said. “Just take care of our children.” Our Military Kids works every day to fulfill this plea. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children, Our Military Kids provides grants to keep military children engaged in activities...
Summer camp: visual arts
Dance, visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Dance Camp is...
Ruth Page School of Dance
Chicago’s Ruth Page School of Dance will hold auditions at NIU for its four-week 2014 Summer Intensive Program. Auditions will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Room 113 of Gabel Hall. Registration begins at 3 p.m. The program is open to dancers 10 and older – from the young dancer...
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NIU’s Fall 2013 Dance Concert is all about love. Opening Thursday, Nov. 21, the School of Theatre and Dance will present its first dance production of their 2013-2014 theatre season and feature performance pieces that present the many sides of being in love. In order to more fully explore this complicated theme, faculty members Judy...
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