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Contemporary Dance Class Takes Pina Bausch Work Beyond the Classroom

Contemporary Dance Class Takes Pina Bausch  Work Beyond the Classroom

Students enrolled in Ekaterina Zharinova’s DRA 014: Introduction to Contemporary Dance recently took “The Nelken Line,” a classic work by the late dance pioneer Pina Bausch, to campus.

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Alum Directs North Park University Production

Joseph Schupbach, M.F.A dramatic arts 2019, will direct “She Kills Monsters” for North Park University Theatre in Chicago. The production runs Nov. 14-23. 

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Kemp In Residency at Montalvo Arts Center

Margaret Laurena Kemp, associate professor of theatre and dance, is currently in residency as a Lucas Artist Fellow at the Montalvo Arts Center through Nov. 15. 

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Mindy Cooper Featured in SDC Journal

Professor Mindy Cooper, theatre and dance, is profiled in the fall 2019 edition of SDC Journal, a quarterly publication of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Upcoming Events

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“The Threepenny Opera”


“The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill is considered a masterpiece of 20th-century musical theatre. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will perform the 1928 work Nov. 14—23.

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Auditions for “Peter and the Starcatcher”

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The Department of Theatre and Dance will be holding auditions for “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Dec. 2 and 3 in the Arena Theatre, Wright Hall. The adventure comedy will be performed in winter quarter Feb. 27-29 and Mar. 5-7.

Auditions are open to all UC Davis students. 

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“Peter and the Starcatcher”
Winter 2020 Production

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present the award-winning ”Peter and the Starcatcher” as its winter 2020 production. The adventure/comedy will be performed February 27-29 and March 5-7 at 7 p.m. and February 29 and March 7 at 2 p.m. in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall.


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