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  1. The International Language of Dance

    In June, Michael Parmelee (MFA ’16) and Maeve McEwen (BFA ’16) experienced arguably the most exciting moment of their young dance careers when they took the stage at The Place, London’s premier center for contemporary dance. The students performed a duet from Brisk Singing by renowned British choreographer Richard Alston, part of a celebratory 20th–anniversary…

  2. SMTD’s Collage Concert XXXIX

    While the plummeting temperatures have announced winter’s arrival in Michigan, things are heating up at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) as students prepare for Collage, the school’s annual all-encompassing showcase concert. One of SMTD’s most popular presentations, the 2016 Collage Concert takes place on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Hill…

  3. Creating the 21st Century Artist

    Hector Flores Komatsu hadn’t planned on spending last summer in Paris. The theatre directing major was wrapping up his sophomore year at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance in April when he received a call telling him that he had been selected for a paid internship with Théâtre de la Ville, a celebrated French…

  4. Ann Arbor Dance Works Celebrates 30 Years

    Thirty years ago, the Department of Dance received a dynamic surge of vitality and creativity when three new faculty members were recruited by Professor Gay Delanghe: Bill DeYoung, Jessica Fogel, and Peter Sparling. All three artists had been enjoying successful careers in New York City, and were eager to join forces in their new academic…

  5. Performing Arts in the Digital Age

    Through dynamic multidisciplinary courses, SMTD is helping prepare students for 21st century careers For hundreds of years, music, theatre, and dance was experienced only by attending a live performance. But the 20th and 21st centuries permanently changed that paradigm, beginning with audio recordings and soon followed by film, television, and the Internet. Today, digital media…