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Category: Department of Theatre & Dance

UofM Theatre & Dance grad signs contract to join international dance company

Connor Chaparro, a graduate of the UofM’s Department of Theatre and Dance, recently signed a contract to join the dance company Pilobolus. It began at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies, according to its…

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Dance instructor receives grant money to further her work with Parkinson’s patients

Ballet Memphis recently received community programming grants from the Parkinson’s Foundation for work that Kristen Lucas does with Parkinson’s patients. Lucas is an adjunct faculty member in the UofM’s Department of Theatre and Dance. She’s also a board member of the 901 Parkinson’s Fighters. Lucas says the grant money will…

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Voices 2022: The Magazine of the UofM CCFA out now

The UofM’s College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) is full of innovative artists, scholars, educators, architects and communicators who are creatively shaping the future of our community and beyond. The latest edition of our CCFA publication — Voices — showcases these innovators and their remarkable accomplishments, programs and projects. In the Department of…

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Theatre & Dance presents EMERGE: New Student Dance Works

EMERGE: New Student Dance Works is the annual showcase of exciting new dance works by UofM dance program student choreographers. These new, bold, exciting, thought-provoking, and beautiful dance works are set on dance program student and other U of M students from across campus. This performance is executed in collaboration…

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Department of Theatre & Dance presents “From Me to You”

Experience an unforgettable evening of uplifting and hopeful works as the University of Memphis Dance Faculty present an evening of gifts. From Me to You – Fall Dance Concert will welcome audiences back into the theatre with choreography in contemporary and jazz, performed by undergraduate students. Choreographers include Jill Guyton Nee, Michael…

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