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Dance in faculty choreographed pieces or a piece created by a guest artists.  Collaborate with your colleagues and dance together!  Theatre students work with faculty and guest artists who direct, devise, design, and build productions in two spaces.  

Beloit College Theatre = Creative people making spectacular theatrical events.

The Forgiveness Project by Jana Ross and Amy Sarno, in conjunction with Erasing the Distance, Chi... The Forgiveness Project by Jana Ross and Amy Sarno, in conjunction with Erasing the Distance, Chicago. This piece was a collaborative creation between students at Beloit and an Equity theatre in Chicago. All of the text was taken from verbatim testimony gathered in interviews by Erasing the Distance.
Credit: Photo by Edward Otto

 

Holmes & Watson Don't call Ms. Holmes Shirley. It's Sherlock and she's ready... Holmes & Watson Don't call Ms. Holmes “Shirley”. It's Sherlock and she's ready to solve a good mystery the old fashioned way. Only problem? She's got a new roommate who's not a doctor, gravely unhappy, and completely without purpose. What's a girl to do? It's elementary! Open your eyes, study the situation and solve the problem engaging everyone around you. The result? A delightful and witty romp with a classic duo re-envisioned to study the mysteries of friendship. Photo credit: Dorian Serra

In Case You Forget Jim teaches art to kindergartners by day; by night he spreads his colors throughout the c... In Case You Forget Jim teaches art to kindergartners by day; by night he spreads his colors throughout the city. Unfortunately, the city views Jim's art as vandalism; and this time? He's going to jail. He's got two days before remand to say goodbye to the woman he loves, paint with his friends, and make a permanent memory. A Hip Hop drama that questions what art really is. Photo credit: Dorian Serra

Mrs. Packard Elizabeth Packard was never a shrinking violet and her husband despises that about her. At his ... Mrs. Packard Elizabeth Packard was never a shrinking violet and her husband despises that about her. At his wit's end, Pastor Theophilus Packard has his wife taken from her bath, nude and screaming, directly to an insane asylum. Pastor Packard doesn't need any proof; it's enough for him to claim she's disruptive. In 1861 Illinois, a woman's sanity could be determined by her husband. Based on historical events, Mrs. Packard is the story of one woman's struggle to confront the medical community and change the treatment of those with actual mental illness. Photo credit: Dorian Serra

Blackademics It's been a minute since Ann and Rachelle have seen each other; they're both busy you... Blackademics It's been a minute since Ann and Rachelle have seen each other; they're both busy young professors. Ann's heard about a new restaurant and invites Rachelle to celebrate the announcement of her tenure. Little do they know that this restaurant is like no other - it seems they become the entertainment as the enigmatic server begins instigating battles and scoring their answers. But Ann and Rachelle are hungry and they didn't come here to dramatize Black plight - and, well, it's too late to go back. Goodwin's play is a scary satire about what it means to get a seat at the table. Photo credit: Dorian Serra

Beloit College Dance = Award-winning and meaningful movement.

Social Construction started in Chelonia but moved on to be performed in multiple professional fes... Social Construction started in Chelonia but moved on to be performed in multiple professional festivals. This dance was performed as part of the Dumbo Dance Festival, the Detroit Dance City Festival, The Going Dutch Festival, and the World Dance Alliance in St. John's Newfoundland in 2017.
Credit: Choreography by Chris Johnson.

Physical Manifestations of Assent was created for the World Dance Alliance in Angers, France in J... Physical Manifestations of Assent was created for the World Dance Alliance in Angers, France in July 2014. It was also performed at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, was accepted to the Gala Concert for the American College Dance Association in 2015 and then performed at the Women in Dance Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge and invited to perform at Spring to Dance Festival in St. Louis.
Credit: Choreography by Chris Johnson

Wreath of Memories, Chelonia 2002.  Choreographed by Chris Johnson.  This dance was created based... Wreath of Memories, Chelonia 2002. Choreographed by Chris Johnson. This dance was created based on some children's drawings from Terazine Concentration Camp. The dance was performed at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and won the Grand Prix Moscow.
Credit: Chris Johnson

Dancers perform Holding Patterns at the World Dance Alliance. Dancers perform Holding Patterns at the World Dance Alliance.
Credit: Choreography by Chris Johnson

Gina T'ai created Faux Fur for Chelonia 2016 and it was selected for the ACDA Gala the same y... Gina T'ai created Faux Fur for Chelonia 2016 and it was selected for the ACDA Gala the same year and chosen as first alternate to the National ACDA festival. During the summer, the students performed the piece again at the Richmond Dance Festival and at the World Dance Alliance at St John's, Newfoundland in 2017.
Credit: Choreography by Gina T'ai

It Goes Without Saying, choreographed by Chris Johnson with videos created by Aaron Gurlly, was c... It Goes Without Saying, choreographed by Chris Johnson with videos created by Aaron Gurlly, was created for Chelonia in 2016 and selected for the 2017 ACDA Gala. It ws also selected for the White Privilege Conference in April of 2017.
Credit: Photo by Chris Johnson

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