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A delightful midwinter’s night dream, a Steve Martin adaptation of a classic farce and a tender story of a youth coming of age are a few of the plays that comprise the schedule for the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming 2013-2014 Mainstage Series season. The Mainstage Series will include “The Emigrants”...
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Local families are invited Saturday, July 20, to a sock hop in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Presented by DeKalb’s Just Make It Happen Productions, the “Mid-Summer Family Time Dance” takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. The sock hop features the Shananigan Dance Combo, which will play with clean lyrics, familiar melodies and sound levels “tuned” for...
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Looking to stay busy this summer? Beginning June 17, artists of all ages will be able to hone their talents or learn a new skill at the NIU Community School of the Arts. PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons will be offered on most musical instruments, as well as in specific areas of theatre and visual art....
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The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance will present a dance concert that demonstrates how dance has changed over time. “Evolution of Ballet,” scheduled from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28, is the final production the School’s 2012-2013 theater season and the final show in the Stevens Building before it is vacated...
Beyond Machu Pichu
Experience the music and dance traditions of Peru during a free performance scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Conexión Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St. in DeKalb. The Peruvian Folk Dance Center of Chicago will perform traditional dances in concert with Peruvian music played by Guitarra, Cajon y Zampona. This free community event is...
Victor Garcia
The NIU School of Music and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will team up at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for a night of dance, music and culture at the NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party. Before the live music starts, DJ Mark Sorto will spin salsa, merengue, bachata and more in the...
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World-renowned choreographer Luis Montero and Paula Frasz, associate professor at Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will bring audiences a fusion of Spanish and modern dance in the school’s upcoming mainstage production, “Mosaic of Spanish Dance.” The SoTD fall dance performance runs from Thursday, Nov. 15, though Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Stevens...
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NIU’s Community Dance School, sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, begins its fall 12-week session Monday, Sept. 10. Classes meet weekly through Dec. 8. Instruction is offered for ages 4 through teen and adult. Classes include creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, tap, jazz hip hop, Irish step, ballroom, Latin and swing. Adult...
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Dancers “in the mood” for some big band music will want to check out the seventh annual “Let’s Dance” Big Band Weekend inside NIU’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Presented by Just Make It Happen, Inc., the event takes place from Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. Whether it’s Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade” or Count Basie’s...
Bryan Connor and Annie Mushrush perform in the Ballet Section of the classical ballet, “Raymonda,” in the final performance of the School of Theatre and Dance 2011-2012 season, “Siecle de Ballet.”
The precision of classical ballet meets the fluidity of contemporary dance in the final 2012-2013 season production by the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance. NIU SoTD will present “Siècle de Ballet” from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29, in the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre. “Siècle de Ballet,” French for “a hundred...
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The NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Join students, staff and faculty for a night of salsa dancing and musical performance by the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble. Everyone will gather at 9 p.m. for salsa lessons. Appetizers will be...
Northern PACT open mic night
The Northern PACT OPEN Mic Night talent show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1, inside Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. The event is organized as part of Northern PACT week, which runs from Monday, Feb. 27, through Thursday, March 1. OPEN Mic Night is open to all students,...
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