Theatre and Dance

New Movement Class Offered in Fall 2016

MEISA: Movement – Exploration – Imagination – Sensation – Awareness,  is being offered as a Special Topics Class, T/D 244 in the Fall of 2016 on T/TH 10:30-12:20, taught by Melissa Rolnick.  It is a developing somatic/contemplative movement practice that invites all participants who are interested in moving with greater ease, expression, and range.  No […]

La Gringa Danza: J-Term 2016

By: McKayla Murphy ‘16 There’s something about the dance community that I have yet to observe anywhere else. I have a theory that dancers tend to reside in this space where brilliance and insanity overlap just a bit, resulting in something fantastic that I can’t quite put words to. But within that space we find […]

Follow Your Dreams

by Kelsey Charlotte Hanstad My name is Kelsey Charlotte Hanstad and I am a graduating senior Dance major ’14. In the fall of 2012 (my Junior year), I was preparing to leave for my study abroad experience at a performing arts conservatory called Accademia dell’arte in Arezzo, Italia. There was a guest artist/Alum by the […]

Wonderful Experience at USITT National Conference

by Anna Michel (Theatre, ’14) I was incredibly surprised by the wonderful experience I had in Fort Worth, Texas and the 2014 USITT National Conference. While I will attempt to write a brief abstract of my experience, I would be more than happy to talk about it! I would like to extend my thanks to […]

’60s Musical HAIR At Gustavus’ Anderson Theatre

The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Hair, the American tribal love-rock musical with book and lyrics by James Rando and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot. Directed by Amy Seham, Hair will be performed in the Anderson Theatre Feburary 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 8:00 p.m. with matinee performances […]

Lesson Learned

By Annie Galloway I am two days, 287 miles, one sea, and one plane ride removed from Dublin. Sitting in a cramped 17-bed hostel room five minutes from King’s Cross station in London, I can’t help but miss the familiarity of our comparatively spacious and private rooms located conveniently in the heart of the city’s […]

Straight Outta Dublin

by Rob Ward Two red chairs and two tables were lined up by the curtain at the Gaiety School of Acting’s black box theatre. We, the fourteen students from America, were dressed in our blacks and seated on bright red chairs on the far sides of the stage. Throughout the show, we would rise and […]

Experiencing Irish Culture

by Laura Herbers One of the best parts about our program is that in addition to practical acting classes we have several days per week with scheduled time for cultural visits lead by an employee of the Gaiety School of Acting. We have had the privilege of seeing the book of Kells and the old […]

At the Gaiety in Dublin

By Nick Gersch The Gaiety School of Acting offers classes for those wishing to become professional actors and actresses. Those who want to go can take part-time or full-time classes to pursue their dreams of being onstage. For one small group of American students this January, a special three week program is currently underway to give […]

Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin

By Thomas Buan On the banks of the River Liffey, smack dab in the center of Dublin sits Smock Alley Theatre. It is the oldest (newest) theatre in Ireland, having reopened its doors as a theatre for the first time in over 200 years in 2012. Its walls are older than the United States of […]