Performance and Research Opportunities
At Hamilton, students of dance and theatre have diverse performance, choreography, directing and design opportunities. Auditions for main stage theatre productions are open to all students. Each year, faculty members and students produce two dance concerts choreographed by faculty members, two or three plays directed by faculty members, and as many as 10 productions directed, choreographed, designed, performed and produced by students. Students and faculty also participate in the national American College Dance Festival.
Student dance majors have taught and performed at local schools and art centers as well as with regional dance companies and summer theatres. Students interested in arts administration gain experience in the department box office and as house managers. Many theatre majors secure internships with summer theatres after their junior year. Theatre and dance students also participate in many outstanding programs abroad and have studied in such places as Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bali, Germany, London and Paris.
Elizabeth Lvov ’17 is exploring the crossroads between women’s studies, cultural studies, creative writing and dance this summer through the lens of her comparative literature major in an Emerson Grant project titled “The Embodiment of Music: A Creative Exploration of Female Identity Through Stories and Dance.” Lvov is working with faculty advisor Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Joyce Barry. More ...