‘Theatre & Dance’ Category

Upcoming Dance Installation at JFK Center Features Work by Gustavus Alumni

Filming for 'already there' - Photo by Lauren Jessica Brown Pictured: Britta Joy Peterson '08, Aaron Tucker, and Candance Scarborogh Britta Joy Peterson ’08 is directing and choreographing already there, an immersive dance installation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, supported by the Local Dance Commissioning Project. Featuring scenic design by […]

Homecoming Panel Explores Potential of New Laboratory Theatre

(From left to right): Panelists Michele Rusinko, Karla Leitzman '13, Jacob Korver '23, and Terena Wilkens discuss the new Gardner Laboratory Theatre. Picture Credit: Kelsey Backer During Homecoming, alumni and their families gathered in the new Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre to listen to panelists discuss the opportunities the new space makes possible. Panelists […]

Benson ’13 Tells Jazz Dance History Through New Production

Rush Benson ’13 is a multi-talent artist — he is an actor, dancer, teacher, musician, and choreographer. His portfolio includes collaborations with many professional theaters around the Twin Cities, such as the Guthrie, the Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Park Square Theater, and the Old Log Theater. His latest production Teach Me presents an educational music […]

Senior Spotlight: Katie Rhoten

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Katie Rhoten is a Dance and Psychological Science major with Honors from Eau Claire, Wis. She plans to take a gap year and work with children in some capacity during that time. She then hopes to attend graduate school […]

Senior Spotlight: Jordan Johnson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jordan Johnson is a Theatre Honors major with Classics and English minors from Minneapolis, Minn. She plans to pursue a career as an actress post-graduation. Associate Professor of Classical Studies Matthew Panciera has worked with Jordan in many classes […]

Three Sisters Explores Life and Yearning for a Purpose

Annie Lind '23 (left) and Jordan Johnson '21 (right) play two of the titular Three Sisters. The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presents Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, a new version by Sarah Ruhl. Shot as a filmed stage production, the production will be available to stream May 8 at 7 […]

Senior Spotlight: Sam Tonjes

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Sam Tonjes is a Dance and Exercise Physiology major from Eden Prairie, Minn. After graduation, she plans to coach gymnastics, choreograph floor routines, and teach dance. Senior Continuing Instructor of Dance Sue Gunness has worked with Sam in numerous […]

Senior Spotlight: Sandesh Sukhram

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Sandesh Sukhram is a History and Theatre double major with a classical languages minor from Bloomington, Minn. Associate Professor of History, Environmental Studies, and Japanese Studies David Obermiller has had Sandesh in several classes throughout their years at Gustavus. […]

Senior Spotlight: Martha Scherschligt

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Martha Scherschligt is a theatre major from Plymouth, Minn. She plans to continue nannying post-graduation until she finds a theatre-related job. Professor of Theatre Amy Seham has directed Martha in multiple productions, most recently in the upcoming spring production […]

Amid Pandemic, Dancers To Perform In Spring Complex

The Gustavus Dance Company will perform for the campus community April 22-25.