IU students share universal language of dance in Panama with Movement Exchange

Indiana University Bloomington students Dana Vanderburgh and Clare Donohue are international movers and shakers. They rang in the new year as “Dance Diplomats” in Metetí, Panama, along with other members of Movement Exchange from Butler University and the University of Cincinnati. From Dec. 29 to Jan. 5, the students participated in an outreach program built around […]

‘Potpourri of the Arts’ mixes music and dance from three different IU ensembles Nov. 7

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will present its annual “Potpourri of the Arts” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. General admission for adults is $20. Children under 12 years old and students are $10. […]

IU Soul Revue meets with Stax Music Academy students during recent visit to Memphis

Guest post courtesy of IU Soul Revue member Bruce Anderson IV: Editor’s note: IU Soul Revue, under the direction of Tyron Cooper, recently traveled to Memphis, Tenn. with the support of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Despite treacherous weather, the group was able to perform and meet with high school students at the Stax Music […]

‘Jersey Boys’ cast steps into IU Auditorium with a Hoosier working behind the scenes

“Jersey Boys” opened a six-day run at IU Auditorium last night, telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons through a high-energy cycle of song and dance. The Tony-winning musical has been playing on Broadway since 2005 and now is being presented in Las Vegas, London and by traveling companies in the United […]

Dancer Patricia McBride, who taught ballet at IU, will receive Kennedy Center Honors Sunday

Former Indiana University professor Patricia McBride will be in good company Dec. 7. The longtime New York City Ballet dancer will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington alongside actor Tom Hanks, singers Al Green and Sting and comedian Lily Tomlin. The 2014 honorees will be seated with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle […]

IU choreographer set to present work in New York’s Dumbo Dance Festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Elizabeth Shea, Associate Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University Bloomington, has been invited to showcase her work at the 14th Annual Dumbo Dance Festival in New York City. “I’ve never submitted work before, […]

IU professor Selene Carter chosen to participate in dance intensive

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: When IU professor Selene Carter sat down to begin writing her application for Devices – a rigorous choreographic intensive based in New York City – she contemplated whether she wanted to impress Doug Varone, who would be leading the program, or be herself. Carter stuck with […]

IU choreographed work ‘Minor Bodies’ selected for national festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: Indiana University choreography has been selected to showcase at the 2014 National College Dance Festival in June at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ryan Galloway and Shannon Kazan, IU senior dance majors, will perform “Minor Bodies,” which was choreographed […]

Hammer & Nail: Spotlight on original choreography and musical composition by IU students

IU students will showcase their original choreography and musical compositions this week during the annual Hammer & Nail concert, held once again at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. Each night features two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free but a food donation to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank is encouraged.

IU students reap benefits from visit by Alvin Ailey dance company

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Lena Morris: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a modern dance company started in New York City in 1958, is known for its extraordinary talent, international scope and impeccable history. When the troupe performed at IU Auditorium last week, Bloomington residents got to see the company’s most well known […]