Snow White and the Magic Mirror opens at University of Akron
Robert Wesner, the artistic director and co-founder of Neos Dance Theatre, choreographed this full-length work for the professional dancers of Neos and a cast of 36 students from The University of Akron¹s Dance Program and Dance Institute. Appealing to all ages, the production also features musicians from the UA School of Music and throughout the area.
Presented with support from Dominion, Hire Family Foundation, The Findlay Arts Partnership, the UA School of Music¹s Kulas Concert Series, UA¹s EJ Thomas Hall, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for Dance in Summit County, a fund of Akron Community Foundation.
Dance Workshops with Monica Bill Barnes - Saturday, April 5th
Augmented Body workshop for dance students
MOVED Augmented Body - April 21, 7-8:30pm, Warner Studio 3
Movement is something we take for granted. We are constantly in motion. Living in an age of digital media allows us to now stop that motion, capture it, and examine it in various time frames as information visualized, expressed, or experienced. Such new forms illuminate gestural relationships previously hidden. The slightest twitch could trigger a series of events. Crowd behavior becomes a plethora of digits and ratios. This is the augmented body.
Hear Say opens March 14th
Oberlin Theater Presents
by Leila Goldstein '14
March 14, 15 | 8pm
Warner Mainspace, Oberlin College
As Leila Goldstein (‘14) puts on a set of headphones, she inhabits the words and worlds of women affected by the BRCA mutation, a genetic mutation which greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Based on interviews Goldstein conducted, the stories the women tell expose both the difficulties and fears linked to these cancers, but also how personal health issues intertwine with family secrets, generational differences, and divergent memories. Complete with live original music by Valerie Perczek ('14), Hear Say is a verbatim style, solo performance full of the intimate, yet immediate visceral impact of documentary theater.
Theater, Dance, and Opera Managing Director
Oberlin College Theater & Dance Program
Sarah-Violet Bliss '06 wins award at SXSW Film Festival
Congratulations, Sarah! "Fort Tilden", a movie co-written and co-directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss '06, won the narrative feature grand jury prize at this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. Read more about the film's victory here.
Applications open for Stage Management Apprenticeship at Aurora Theatre
Aurora Theatre is now accepting applications for a stage management apprenticeship beginning in June and culminating in May of next year. Click here for details.
Student Dance Showcase to be held in the round
The deadline for submitting a piece for the Showcase is April 1st, but if you already have something in mind, please email us.
OSTF 2014 Internship Opportunities
The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival is looking for several College-student interns for the 2014 Season, in performance and technical capacities. Click here for details!
Hector Aristizabal to return to Oberlin
Interested in theater of the oppressed? Hector Aristizabal, internationally-known activist from Medellin, Colombia, is coming to Oberlin again this year from April 25-29! Hector worked his way out of poverty in Colombia to become a theater artist and pioneering psychologist--then survived civil war, arrest and torture at the hands of the U.S.-supported military. In 1989, violence and death threats forced him to leave his homeland. In exile, Hector struggled to channel his rage into constructive social action.
Since coming to the U.S., he's combined his training in psychology and the arts with lessons gained from life experience in his therapeutic work with torture and trauma survivors, incarcerated youth, immigrant families, and people affected by HIV/AIDS. As an activist, he uses theatrical performance and experiential workshops to work towards community building and reconciliation, strategizing, and individual healing and liberation.
At Oberlin last spring he ran "Theater of the Oppressed" workshops focusing on creatively, constructively, and collectively addressing issues of race, class, crime, and the college/town divide. If you have a group or organization that is interested in collaborating with or sponsoring him this time around, please contact Monica Hunter-Hart (email@example.com). He is interested in working with college, conservatory, and community members--anyone who wants to tap into the transformative power of theater and creativity!
Oberlin Contact is having a 24-Hour Contact Improv Jam April 26th-27th, from noon to noon.
Come join us in Warner Mainspace for an open Contact Improvisation workshop, performances, live musicians, group scores, a dance party, sunrise yoga, and much more!
Queens Rule opens March 7th
Africana Studies & Theater and Dance Departments
March 7, 8 | 8pm
Warner Main Space, Oberlin College
Greetings to the Dance Diaspora Community!