‘Theatre & Dance’ Category

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Senior Spotlight: Tessa Longshore

Tessa Longshore is a Dance Honors major from Faribault, Minnesota. In the future, she plans to move to New York to further her dancing career. Professor Melissa Rolnick says that “ Tessa has been a teaching assistant for dance classes, both modeling and supporting students to understand and achieve success in the form. Tessa has […]

Senior Spotlight: Zachary Farr

Zachary Farr is a Theater and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Minnesota. In the future they plan to participate in local productions and create works of their own. We asked Zachary a few questions about their time at Gustavus and their involvement in the Theatre and Dance department. What will you miss most about […]

Senior Spotlight: Sara Cronk

Sara Cronk is a Theatre and Management double major and Arts Administration minor from Dassel, Minnesota. In the future, Sara will be working at CLIMB Theatre as a Community Connection Coordinator. Fine Arts Director Miguel Sousa says that Sara “is a representative of excellence and professionalism. She is an intelligent young individual who cares deeply […]

Senior Spotlight: Lucy Callendar

Lucy Callendar is an Honor’s Theatre and Spanish double major from Grand Marais, Minnesota. In the fall she will be attending graduate school at the University of Texas. Professor Larissa McConnell says that “Lucy started in the costume shop completely unaware that she was going to excel at costume technology. She grappled with the concept […]

Senior Spotlight: Astrid Axtman

Astrid Axtman is a Business Management major and a Dance minor from Fargo, North Dakota. In the future she will be an associate at Boston Consulting Group which is based out of Minneapolis. Professor Sue Gunness said that she has “So enjoyed having Astrid Axman in class for several semesters. Astrid brings such curiosity and […]

Fine Arts at Honors Weekend

Coming to campus for honors weekend? There are lots of ways to help honor our fine arts students, from the senior studio art majors exhibition in the Hillstrom Museum of Art to the spring theatre production of Gloria, so be sure to check them out! Saturday, May 7 Theatre and Dance Honors Reception 11:45 a.m. […]

Humor, Morals, and Trauma: Theatre Honors Student Discusses Upcoming Gloria Performances

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is presenting its last show of the season, Gloria from May 5 to May 8. Theatre Honors major Sydney Sutherland ‘22 shares her experience with the upcoming show, along with her time in the Theatre and Dance department.  Sutherland describes the upcoming show as engrossing […]

Fine Arts Preview: May 2 to May 8

Senior Studio Art Majors This week features our last honor festival for the academic year, the theatre production Gloria, student recitals of Mikayla Bohner, Isabella La Marca, Emmie Peroutka, Tyler DelMain & Jonathan Listul, and our honor weekend performances. From the Senior Art Students, we have an opening reception to  Closing Time: Senior Studio Art […]

Gustavus Dance Program Recognized at ACDA Conference

"Then. Soon. Now. (a dance I found)," choreographed by Sarah Hauss and performed by Amanda Hoffman '22 (pictured) was selected for the ACDA midwest conference gala performance, along with Tessa Longshore '22's "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: Gaslight Gatekeep Girlboss." Photo by Lauren Mayer for the spring dance concert Over spring break, dancers from […]

“Dance Brings People Closer”: A Conversation with Students in the Gustavus Dancing Community

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present “To Love the World Harder: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert” from April 7 to April 10. In addition to pieces choreographed by faculty and guest artists, the concert features pieces choreographed by Hannah Saunders ‘22 and Claire Drapeau ‘22, who […]