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NNPN and Texas Theatre and Dance Host 15th Annual Showcase of New Plays

Friday, December 9, 2016   |  Broadway World

The National New Play Network (NNPN) and Texas Theatre and Dance will host more than 40 playwrights, directors and actors from December 9-11 as part of the National Showcase of New Plays, presenting readings of six production-ready new plays to NNPN Core and Associate Members and invited guests. 

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Cataloging Dance: The Sharir Archive

Thursday, December 8, 2016   |  Tex Libris / University of Texas Libraries

Ph.D. candidate Katie Van Winkle shares her experience in working on the Sharir/Sharir+Bustamante Dance Collection, gifted to the UT Fine Arts Library.

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Dance Faculty's Collection Added to Fine Arts Library

Thursday, December 1, 2016   |  UT Libraries

Faculty member, dancer, choreographer and innovator Yacov Sharir's archival collection of dance performances, The Sharir/Sharir + Bustamante Dance Collection, to be welcomed to the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Behind the Backdrop: The Art of Hollywood

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   |  UT News

Teaching artist Karen Maness and faculty member Richard Isackes's new book, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, reveals how Hollywood uses paintings to set the scene. 

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Review: "Lost Girl" provides the female empowerment tale we need

Monday, November 14, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman

The union of Belflower, Phipps and Scamardi ultimately creates a powerful trinity of women who have crafted a sweet, moving, and resonant message of feminist empowerment that is perhaps more important now than ever before.

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The Untold Stories of Modern Warriors

Friday, November 11, 2016   |  UT College of Liberal Arts

Bart Pitchford (Ph.D. candidate, Performance as Public Practice) leads a group of veterans in reflecting on their service through "The Warrior Chorus - Humanities in Action," a scholar-led workshop in classical literature.

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Theatre Department Uses Advanced Technology in 19th Century Show

Wednesday, November 2, 2016   |  The Daily Texan

A discussion with director, Melissa Maxwell, as well as the scenic designer, costume designer and projection designer of Little Women the Broadway Musical on the use of modern design elements in a Civil War-era story. 

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The History and Context of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

Wednesday, November 2, 2016   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

In both the original text and in the adaptations that followed, Louisa May Alcott's Little Women speaks across generations of discovery, heartache and love. Zoë Crabtree, dramaturg, goes deeper into the historical context of this work and the place of feminism in the 1800s. 

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First-Year Dance Student Wins Live Más Scholarship

Friday, October 28, 2016   |  the Daily Texan

Freshman Khorii Tinson was recently awarded a $10,000 Live Más scholarship from Taco Bell Foundation. Applicants were tasked with creating a two-minute video showing how the scholarship would help reach their goals. Tinson created a video highlighting her passion for dance. 

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The Nine Best Theatre and Dance Costume Designs of All Time

Friday, October 28, 2016   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

In the spirit of Halloween, we've compiled a list of the top nine works of costume design and technology in the Department of Theatre and Dance according to faculty members Susan Mickey (Costume Design) and James Glavan (Costume Technology). 

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All in the family: Dance program provides support, opportunity to students

Wednesday, October 5, 2016   |  The College of Fine Arts

The theme of family emerges often among members of the Dance program, where students not only work together but encourage, support and care for one another. Head of Dance, Charles O. Anderson, faculty member Tina Curran and dance students and alumni discuss this close community of emerging artists. 

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Interview with “In the Red and Brown Water” Directors Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez

Wednesday, September 21, 2016   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Directors Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez bring Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water to the stage this October. The story of a young runner with boundless possibilities, Oya is forced to choose between her ailing mother and her own dreams. This intoxicating movement-infused theatre work charts a young girl's thrust into womanhood and her subsequent fall into the murky waters of life. 

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A New Journey: First Week at Theatre and Dance

Sunday, September 18, 2016   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

A look at the first week of classes in TD 311C as students explore theatre and dance in their own communities and in the global performing arts stage. 

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