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Spring Dance Adjunct Courses

CC Theatre & Dance Spring Dance Adjunct Courses

Fall Production: 23:59

Come see our fall production, 23:59 

November 3-12, Norberg Theatre, Cornerstone Arts Center




BLOCK 4: DA200/TH200/PA250/FG206: The Nakedness of Being

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Colorado College is pleased to host Eiko Otake as the 2022-23 Pamela Battey Mitchell Visiting Artist-in-Residence in Contemporary Dance. Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement–based, interdisciplinary artist. With her partner Koma, Eiko became a key figure in contemporary dance in the United States, receiving numerous awards, including the Doris Duke Artist Award and the prestigious Macarthur Fellowship. Throughout her career, Eiko has explored historical, political, and ecological catastrophes in sites such as Fukushima, Wall Street, and the Western United States. She teaches at Wesleyan University, NYU, UCLA. In Block 4, she will return to CC to teach her popular course, Naked & Delicious. While at CC, Eiko will also conduct a creative residency co-sponsored by Theatre & Dance and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, which will host I invited myself, vol. 2, a solo exhibition of multi-media works running from February 3 until July 31. During the exhibition, Eiko will travel to Colorado Springs in February, April, and July to host a philosophical and critical conversations with artists, scholars, and curators. In addition to these conversations, Eiko will stage performance interventions, including site-specific dances, film screenings, and community-based workshops. This winter, she will be on campus to perform at the opening of I invited myself, vol. 2 alongside critical conversations and talks on February 9-10 that will highlight, among others, NYU Performance Studies Professor Andre Lepecki.


Block 4, Fall 2022: Performance Away India (DA/TH 230) 


Focusing on dance and related arts, this new course explores questions of place, oceanic cross-culturality, post/colonial histories, and embodied visions for the future - beyond static binaries of tradition and contemporaneity. It will take place in three cities in southern India during major interdisciplinary arts festivals: Chennai's margazhi performance season, port city Kochi's Arts Biennale (largest in Asia and focusing on Afro-Asian world), and coastal Pondicherry for a unique intensive with a contemporary theater company. We will see performances, talk with artists, participate in the intensive, and have regular critical readings and discussions. See the attached poster for more information.

Apply now on Summit for consideration for the course and financial aid. Questions?


IN PROCESS: A Conversation with Playwright, Director and co-Creators of LOVE IS ANOTHER COUNTRY, a new play by Assistant Professor Lisa Marie Rollins

Come join us for a discussion of a new play by Lisa Marie Rollins, Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing, Department of Theatre and Dance. The panel features Director Ellen Sebastion Chang, co-Creators / Actors Celia Mandala Rivera, Tyree Marshall, DeeDee Stephens, Jasmine Williams and Sheree V Campbell. Moderated by Lisa Marie Rollins. 

At Friday's panel, we'll share a bit from our work in the rehearsal room this week, invite questions about our process writing/ creating this play and share from our lives as Black Women theater makers in our current climate. 



December 1-5th the creative team of LOVE IS ANOTHER COUNTRY will be residents on campus, hosted by the Fine Arts Center and the Department of Theatre and Dance. We'll be spending time working on the script itself to advance the play to the next stage. But more importantly we'll be having some play and devising time to dig deeper into conversations around Black women and embodied power, intergenerational / ancestral memory and conflict, and carving liberatory space around rest, ease, and celebration.

This event is open to the campus community. 

Questions or for full biographical information on the artists, email Professor Rollins 



TH200/AS210 Rogue Objects: Creative Research and Art-Astrophysics Practice

Eligible for the Creative Process credit, pending final approval

Rogue Objects is a combined studio/seminar class taught by multimedia artist Janani Balasubramanian. Students spend approximately half their time exploring ethical and cultural implications of emerging brown dwarf astrophysics with insights from feminist science studies, trans studies, critical theory, anti-colonial histories of science, and art history. The rest of the course is focused on creative experiments for the operatic film Rogue Objects, described below. No prerequisites are required other than expansive and rigorous curiosity; the course is ideal for students with interests across math, physics, astronomy, music, STS, computer science, feminist and critical race studies, history, film, performing arts, and visual arts.

Made in collaboration with the brown dwarf astrophysics group at the American Museum of Natural History, Rogue Objects is an operatic film for planetaria that explores the emerging science of brown dwarfs: a newer class of in-between celestial bodies, neither planets nor stars. Brown dwarfs are primarily bright in the infrared -- a segment of the electromagnetic spectrum just outside the wavelengths of human sight -- and to observe them we, humanity, had to make the creative leap that darkness was worth looking at. Through animation, renderings from the new JWST and Gaia space telescopes, and an operatic score built from sonified light curves of nearby brown dwarfs, Rogue Objects invites audiences into the wonderful life of these objects that abound and sing in the dark.


Abi Walls '21 Play To Be Produced by Riot Act in September

Abi Walls won first place in Riot Act's New Play Festival Competition. Her play, an evolution of her thesis project, titled in-memory, is being produced by Riot Act in Jackson, WY, this September. Congrats to Abi on this great accomplishment!

Read more info here: 

 DanSix Production

Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center



Short Film About Dallo Fall

This is a link to a short film about our Senegalese dance instructor and DanSix choreographer, Dallo Fall. Her wisdom goes far beyond how to move your body, as she teaches us to drum and to sing and most importantly, how to survive.

A special thanks to John-Henry Williams '19, film and media major, for making the film.


Artist-in-Residence Patrizia Herminjard recently shot a new short film, Lapse.

Over time, even the most tender moments come to pass, questioning if they ever happened in the first place.

Click here to watch.



Spring Dance Adjunct Courses

CC Theatre & Dance Spring Dance Adjunct Courses
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