Theatre & Dance

'Let’s Dance’ a sendoff for WVU senior dance students

West Virginia University student choreographers bring their vision to the Antoinette Falbo Theatre at the Creative Arts Center April 20 – 21. 

“Let’s Dance” is the capstone project for graduating seniors, who have been given the opportunity to produce a culmination of work from students of all majors. The show will present a variety of dance styles including jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern. Each piece has been individually crafted to showcase the athleticism of the dancers, as well as bring stories to life through physical expression.

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College of Creative Arts helps community celebrate Einstein

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts is taking part in a campus-wide celebration of Albert Einstein and his contributions to science.

A month-long series of events, Celebrating Einstein will feature CCA students, faculty and programs in a danced lecture and symphony performance that honor major discoveries in physics.

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A One Act Play Festival spotlights student playwrights

A One Act Play Festival at West Virginia University will feature original works created by students in WVU’s School of Theatre & Dance April 21-23.

Each piece is set in a motel room along an isolated highway in the United States,  bringing a seemingly mundane location to life. Each play tells the story of two characters who are passing through the same motel room, giving the audience a glimpse into their lives. Friends on a road trip, lovers having an escape and violent deeds unseen are just a few of the storylines audiences can expect.

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School of Theatre & Dance takes on ‘Pirates of Penzance’

The swashbuckling Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “Pirates of Penzance” will light up the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at West Virginia University April 6-9.

The dashing, comedic operetta follows Frederic, played by musical theatre major Casey Johnson, on his path to finding true love. Released from his indenture to a band of pirates on his 21st birthday, he meets Mable, played by graduate music performance student Jenna Weaver, and falls instantly in love. When Frederic realizes he was born on Leap Day, making him only five years old and slave to the pirates for another sixty years, he works to escape their clutches and be reunited with his true love.

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