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Next stop: “The Polar Express.” Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University will play host to another Movies on the Field event Friday, Dec. 14, with Robert Zemeckis' 2004 animated North Pole...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . This month, Quinn Mihalovic graduates with a BFA in dance, and he says he owes his success...
A free expo this Thursday offers visitors the opportunity to explore urban arts at ASU, from urban dance music ensembles to hip-hop theater. The ASU Urban Arts Expo features performances, lecture...
Thirty-seven senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of California at Merced, have...
Five years ago, New York artist Kim Weild directed the world premiere of renowned playwright Charles Mee’s unconventional “Soot and Spit” at Arizona State University . The production moved to New...
The United States was polarized, reeling from violence, its citizens protesting their leaders and questioning the very foundations of the country. It was 1971. That year, an audacious and wholly...

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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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Nicole Curry, a graduate dance student in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, recently won a video contest for the International Association for the Study of the Commons. As part of its virtual...
Danica Rosengren, a third-year MFA student studying theatre for youth in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, was named the International Performing Arts for Youth’s 2019 Colleen Porter...
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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