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Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2017-2018 production season with the B.F.A. Senior Dance Concert/Student Dance Festival: Roots to Wings, March 16-18 in Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre. 

The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomed guest artist Silvana Cardell February 15 - 19, 2018. During her residency, Cardell restaged excerpts from her award winning "Supper! People on the Move!" The Kent Dance Ensemble will perform the restaged piece during the Kent Dance Ensemble: Prime concert in April.

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The School of Theatre and Dance welcomes Lionel Walsh to Kent State Sun., Feb. 25 and Mon., Feb. 26 for a two-day residency in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

The workshop will be held each day from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts. Attendance is free. 

Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. In order to participate you must register by clicking the link below and adding your name to the list. Dress to move and be prepared to work in bare or sock feet. Dancers are highly encouraged to attend.

The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to welcome Robert Barnett, former soloist with New York City Ballet and Artistic Director Emeritus of Atlanta Ballet, to Kent State for a three-day residency March 1-3, 2018 that includes lectures and master classes for Kent Students as well as a special workshop open to the greater dance community.

Lauren Anderson, former principal dancer with the Houston Ballet, will visit Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance on Friday, February 23 to present a master class. 

Tamara L. Honesty, assistant professor of scenic design, was recently re-elected to the board of directors of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Presented by New Music at Kent State as part of the Vanguard Guest Artist Series, Mantra Percussion will perform on Sat., Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. Known for performing evening-length works, Mantra will feature “Timber” by Michael Gordon and “A Great Many” by Aaron Siegel. This concert is free and open to the public with a pre-concert presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ludwig Recital Hall is in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. Free parking available.

The School of Theatre and Dance will welcome Colin Connor, the artistic director of the Limón Dance Company for a master class this Sunday, February 4. The class doubles as an audition for the Limón Dance Company's summer intensive that will be held at Kent State in July 2018.

Mahwish Chishty, Assistant Professor in Foundations, was invited to do a SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program) residency at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland. The artist residency results in a solo exhibition at the gallery from January 26 – March 23, 2018.  Chishty’s project titled “Naming the Dead” is a sound installation with participants who are school-age children.