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Dr. Angela Ridgel, an associate professor of exercise science and physiology, and Joan Meggitt, an associate professor of dance, conducted a joint research project, "Optimizing dance interventions for people with Parkinson’s disease and healthy older adults”. Read more on Record-Courier.  

MamLuft piece – Decent Dissent Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance will welcome MamLuft&Co. Dance for the premiere of a new dance theatre work Decent Dissent, created in conjunction with the 50th Commemoration of May 4.  The Kent State performance of Decent Dissent will take place on Mon., April 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in E. Turner Stump...

Richard Agbeze (grad student) portrait and an image of his artwork, a realistic pencil drawing of a boy M.A. Art Education candidate and international student Richard Agbeze is happy to have our faculty as his mentors as he realizes his purpose as an art educator. Richard is in his second year of the program and is currently doing research that focuses on the implementation of addressing subjects of social justice in...

John-Michael Warner, Mary Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz Dr. John-Michael Warner, assistant professor of art history, was awarded the Andrew W. Mellon-Fronteridades Fellowship for U.S.-Mexico border research. The fellowship was awarded through the University of Arizona’s Confluence Center Creative Scholars program. The Mellon Foundation-Confluence Center initiative addresses gaps in knowledge such as...

Textiles included in the Heights Arts Exhibition, Point-Line-Pattern-Plane Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights, Ohio is currently showcasing Point - Line - Pattern - Plane, a selection of textiles curated by Kent State University professor of textiles, Janice Lessman-Moss. This exhibition highlights the work of fiber artists working in Northeast Ohio who utilize a foundation of traditional fiber arts techniques and...

Photo from Parade The School of Theatre and Dance's 2019-2020 season, designed to coincide with Kent State University's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, continues with a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Parade. Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, Parade is centered on the 1913 Atlanta murder of Mary Phagan and the conviction,...

Kimberly Karpanty and Samuel McIntosh Congratulations to professor of Dance Kimberly Karpanty and adjunct dance faculty member Samuel McIntosh on receiving Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. Both Karpanty and McIntosh will use their $5,000 grants to produce new works of choreography in the coming year. Karpanty and McIntosh's grants are part of $375,000 in grant...

Yuko Kurahashi School of Theatre and Dance professor Yuko Kurahashi, Ph.D. is the author of a new book on the world renown theatre artist Ping Chong. The Interdisciplinary Theatre of PING CHONG: Exploring Curiosity and Otherness on Stage, available now from McFarland Publishing, is the first-ever biography exploring the life of avant-garde artist and...

Patrick Ulrich Congratulations to School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Patrick Ulrich, a 2019 MFA scenic design graduate, who was recognized as one of "6 Theatre Workers You Should Know" in the January 2020 issue of American Theatre Magazine.  His scenic designs have appeared at theatres across the United States, including at Ozark Actors Theatre, Wharton Center...

Assistant professor Gregory King   "Cut Me a Check," a new work by assistant professor of Dance Gregory King, will premiere Friday, Jan. 24 at Cleveland's Zygote Press as part of a live art installation exhibition, Past Due, curated by former adjunct dance faculty member Megan Young. The exhibition runs Jan. 24 through Feb. 14, with an opening night reception on Jan. 24 from 6 -...