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History has its eyes on "Hamilton." And so too does a group of storytellers honing their craft at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Straddling the...
It’s an adult world, and kids are just living in it. But this weekend, on the Paul V. Galvin stage at Arizona State University, six short stories will explore just how young people can and do claim...
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony will offer a bit of everything: epic films, indies with heart, female directors, black best actor nominees, a Pakistani-American screenwriter, Meryl Streep (...
Film and video artist Jon Jost will visit Arizona State University this weekend to work with current ASU students in classes and workshops and to premiere his latest film, “Again and Again.” “ Jon...
There was no shortage of changes for the nation and Arizona State University in 2017. In a year that celebrated the 15th anniversary of the New American University, the faculty, staff and students...
Crocheting and big data might seem wholly unrelated, but for Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre Assistant Professor Jessica Rajko, the intricate webs of ever-expanding yarn...
Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute played host to “Climate Change Theatre Action” Tuesday, an event communicating some of the most pressing sustainability issues of our society, by...
Michelle Marji isn’t throwing her father a party on his birthday this Friday. Instead, she’s premiering a new dance work at the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Emerging Artists production — a...
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On Nov. 14, students from Arizona State University will participate in one of 211 events across 38 countries aimed at addressing climate change through theater. Climate Change Theatre Action is a...
What if you could trade in your internal moral compass for a digital compass? In “The Compass,” which opens this weekend at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, an app lets users forgo the struggle of...
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Every Halloween season the BloodList unveils a list of the best 13 unproduced horror and suspense genre screenplays, and for the second year in a row, the list included a script by ASU faculty Chris...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
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Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . “The Nutty Professor” (1963), “A Star is Born” (1976), “Jerry...
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Welcome to the Nether — a network of virtual reality realms. Plug in. Choose an identity. Indulge your every whim. But can you really have a world without consequences? That’s one of the questions...
Arizona State University’s Child Drama Collection is the largest, most utilized and internationally renowned youth-theater repository in the world, according to university officials. It lures...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . For the third year in a row, Arizona State University tops the...
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s upcoming season offers something for everyone, from dance concerts and film screenings to cutting-edge theatre and collaborative productions between...
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In her final weeks as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan famously said, “In ballet, if you’re over 40, you’re a dinosaur.” She was 47 years old at the time. “There is a tacit...
When Karen Schupp left the world of dance competition, she thought she left the costumes behind too. But with her new project, she’s not only donning costumes again, she’s also revisiting her...
Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins is known for pioneering a new field of study around the invention and adoption of marine conservation technology. An assistant professor in the School for the Future of...
Let’s say you have a complex, scientific story to tell, like you want to point out the irony that while researchers have determined the weight of the moon, the composition of stars and even a theory...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Erika Moore graduates with her MFA in dance this week. And she has no intention of slowing...
About 14,000 Sun Devils graduate from Arizona State University this week, turning their tassel and becoming the university's newest alumni. It's time to celebrate all they've...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Herberger Institute grad student Jericho Joseph Thomas was born in a “red state,”...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . At 15 years old, doctors told Nicky Shindler she should never dance again. “I was...
An Arizona State University semesterlong fusion experiment that paired artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with scientists from the Biodesign Institute culminated in a one-...
Entrepreneurs within the arts will have the opportunity to engage with Valley artists during the one-night immersive event “No Vacancy.” Herberger Arts and Design Entrepreneurship Students (HADES)...
This year, ASU's School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s annual SpringDanceFest concert will not only feature the choreography of dance students, but also the choreography of three recent guest...
Bilingual artist and educator Yadira De La Riva grew up with a foot on both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border, and she wants to change the narrative on immigration.
A group of artists will perform and display their work on top of a former landfill this weekend to encourage dialogue on issues such as displacement, immigration and desert water use.
In the coming weeks and months, desolate sections near the U.S.-Mexico line will transform into arthouses, theaters and classrooms as Arizona State University brings together a collection of artists...