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New theater and dance building officially opens
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New theater and dance building officially opens

Last November, Macalester’s old theater and dance building was torn down after 54 years of housing plays, dance performances and classes. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 14 long, hectic months of transition came to fruition during the new building’s opening event. A crowd of around 500 students, faculty and community members filled the Janet Wallace Arts…

Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater
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Breath Bound graces Stepping Stone Theater

Macalester’s Theater and Dance Department hosted the annual Fall Dance Concert entitled Breath Bound on Nov. 9 and 10. As the new dance building is still under construction, the performances were held at Stepping Stone Theater in St. Paul. Breath Bound included five pieces—two choreographed by Theater and Dance faculty, three by students—each 10 to…

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Asian Pacific Awareness showcase creates cultural bridges

By Haimeng Zhang April is Asian Pacific Awareness (APA) Month at Macalester. This past Sunday, we were lucky to be presented with a cultural feast that included dance pieces, traditional folk songs, storytelling, poetry, fashion show and tongue twister. The showcase represented Asian cultures including those found in Pakistan, Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Singapore…

Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom
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Bodies in the Balance explores identity, justice and freedom

All photos by Maddie Jaffe ’17 In the fall dance show entitled Bodies in the Balance, the Macalester Theatre & Dance Department invites the audience to celebrate the joy that dance can bring, while also exploring dance’s unique power in portrayal. Students use these performances to engage with their identities while empathizing with the experiences…

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Bodies in the Balance: Fall dance concert preview

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and dancers are lying on the studio floor in the Leonard Center. There’s some laughing and a few stories exchanged about Saturday night, and a lot of ankle cracking. When Brian Evans — a dance department faculty member and the choreographer of the piece the dancers are working on — joins…

Music professor Mark Mazullo and the melodies of dance
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Music professor Mark Mazullo and the melodies of dance

Last Thursday at noon, Macalester students and community members gathered in Mairs Concert Hall for a lunchtime piano concert performed by Macalester music professor Mark Mazullo and other collaborators, such as composer Christopher Gable and members of the Christopher Watson Dance Company. The audience was garrulous as the piano arrived onstage, but when Mazullo appeared,…

Motherlanded: this May
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Motherlanded: this May

For the past two months, Julia Gay ’16 has been meeting with her director to rehearse a one-woman show called “motherlanded.” The show is part of Julia’s capstone in American Studies, but more importantly, it’s an exploration of Julia’s identity as a Chinese adoptee. In her performance, she will delve into her experiences using movement,…

Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open
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Macalester productions of The Cradle Will Rock open

Macalester’s Theater and Dance and Music Departments is putting on The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein. The musical opened last night and more performances will be held in Janet Wallace at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 7) and Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available via the online box…

Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato
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Theater & Dance Major // Hana Sato

This week’s senior arts profile is of Hana Sato, combined theater and dance major with a psychology minor. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she dreams of working work with people through dance therapy. How did you first get interested in theater and dance? As far as I know, I have been…

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