‘Theatre & Dance’ Category

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Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021 Sends Audiences Forth Singing

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomed audiences back to campus for Christmas in Christ Chapel 2021. Christmas in Christ Chapel returned with joyous song, as befitting the program name, We Shall Go Forth Singing. With safety precautions in place, Gustavus Adolphus College was able to welcome alumni, families and friends, and supporters of Gustavus music back to […]

Ring In the Season With Gustavus Alumni at the Guthrie’s Christmas Carol

Clay Man Soo '18 (center) plays Young Scrooge in the Guthrie's Christmas Carol. Photo by Jenny Graham Going to A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater this holiday season? You’ll see a few familiar Gustavus Theatre & Dance alumni on stage – and there’s a few who worked on it behind the scenes, too! “Christmas […]

Fine Arts Preview: December 5 – 12

This week features the annual Gustavus Winds of Christmas Concert, The Choreographers’ Gallery, the Theatre Production entitled Solstånd, the continuation of the Battle at the River Bottom Hillstrom exhibit, as well as the final days of the Creative Summer exhibit. Gustavus Winds of Christmas 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 7 Christ Chapel The annual Gustavus Winds […]

Gustavus Adolphus College Presents The Misanthrope

Photo Credit: Kimberly Braun Have you ever wondered what the difference between 1660s French culture and modern reality TV is? Gustavus Adolphus College’s fall theatre production, The Misanthrope, takes a deeper look at the balance between societal conventions and upholding personal morals. Performances are November 11-13 at 8 p.m. and November 13 and 14 at […]

Mixing Avant Garde with 1660s French Fashion: Gustavus Senior Designs Costumes for Fall Production of “The Misanthrope”

Kjerstin Anderson '22 is the costume designer for the fall production of "The Misanthrope." For Gustavus Adolphus College’s fall production of The Misanthrope, senior Theatre major Kjerstin Anderson ’22 is the costume designer. The play, written by Moliere and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Kimberly Braun ’11, is set in 1660s France and explores the […]

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 […]