Opening Door Dance Theatre is a professional production of original works choreographed by Texas State University Faculty, alumni and special guests. The artistry and experience of this cutting edge choreography is heightened by multi-media and multidisciplinary collaborations. This event took place September 27th and 28th in Evans Auditorium.
This production showcases the culminating works for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance and Choreography students. In their final semester, these exceptional students choreograph and produce a concert that exhibits their talent, commitment and passion. Featuring BFA candidates Jessie Arbolay, Joey Bustos and Nina Garcia. This event took place November 1st and 2nd in Evans Auditorium.
Choreographers' Showcase features the choreography of students enrolled in the "Advanced Choreography" course. It includes a varied range of contemporary and fresh dance pieces from thought provoking to entertaining. This event took place in Jowers B178 on November 15th and 16th.
Sponsored by Orchesis Dance Company, TX State's student-led contemporary performance group showcases the talent of its members each year in Dancers In Flight. Choreography is designed by Orchesis officers, faculty, and guest artists.This event took place Febuary 14th and 15th in Evans Auditorium.
Ensemble Series presents "Merge--Movement & Sound": Texas State Chorale, directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin; with Texas State Merge Dance Company and Austin-based Shay Ishii Dance Company.Texas State Chorale joins with Texas State Merge Dance Company and the Austin-based Shay Ishii Dance Company to present an evening of dance and sound. The concert will be a fusion of dance with vocal and choral compositions by outstanding contemporary composers including Morten Lauridsen, Leonard Bernstein, and Dominick Di Orio. In several pieces, the choral ensemble is creating a living, changing landscape and soundscape for the dancers to dance within and around. Architect, Andrew Nance has designed a stunning large-scale set that provides a canvas for lighting and projection and portals for the dancers to enter and exit Topher Sipes of ARTheism will provide live video animation.This event took place in Evans Auditorium on April 19th.
This production showcases the culminating works for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance and Choreography students. In their final semester, these exceptional students choreograph and produce a concert that exhibits their talent, commitment and passion. Featuring BFA candidates Raquel Gomez-Simmons, Jonathan Himawan, Emily Thompson and Molly Waldner. This event took place in Evans Auditorium on March 21st and 22nd.
The Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with the School of Music at Texas State University are proud to present “The Best of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.” The screening will incorporate live music by the experimental group Mysterium and live dance. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities. Partially funded by the City of San Marcos Arts Commission, The Common Experience-Global Odyssey Committee and the Dance Division at Texas State University. This event took place March 7th in Evans Auditorium. There was also a second FREE screening on March 8th at the San Marcos Public Library geared to (but not exclusively) young audiences.