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Nothing brings people together like a night out at the movies — watching the big screen with friends and strangers and popcorn. What some students may not know is that there are many film screenings...
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum,...
“It goes without saying that networking is important in Hollywood,” said Adam Collis. And he would know. As a producer and director, Collis has worked with Oscar winners. As a professor and ASU Film...
How would you dance with a Yiddish accent? Or express the tensions of Jewish-Arab relations through movement? Arizona State University is holding an international research conference this month...
Borders and identity aren’t fixed concepts to an artist — they’re fluid notions that change with time. A prominent playwright and author who is spending this academic year at Arizona State University...
Each year the School of Film, Dance and Theatre kicks off its season of events with Fall Forward! , a dance production featuring a range of new works created by Arizona State University faculty and...

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Jeff McMahon, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, presented an evening of his recent monologues at the Dixon Place Lounge in New York City July 12. The evening included...
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Joseph Fortunato presented a first-place research paper titled "Bombs Away? Revisiting the ‘Failure’ of Spielberg's 1941" at the annual BEA convention in Las Vegas. He also served on a...
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The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster “Embodied Cognition in Performance” at ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research, led by Bonnie Eckard, a professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, and...
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Gitta Honegger, professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, played an integral role in the world premiere reading of the latest play by Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek . Jelinek’s new work...

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From the Phoenix Symphony to Arizona Opera, local arts organizations offer musical theater students at Arizona State University not only a glimpse into their potential future careers but a chance to...
Young Nae Choi, a second year MFA candidate in the theater for youth program at the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has been awarded the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Mayra Causor discovered her love of dance in high school, and after she earns her degree in...

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