LONELINESS AT THE FOUL LINE, a solo performance (5/7 @ 12PM and 4PM)

The Department of Theater presents
A Solo Performance Thesis
by Michaela Shuchman ’16

Saturday, May 7th
12PM and 4PM
Matchbox Kuharski Studio

Before it gets toured to area middle schools, come see Michaela Shuchman perform, Loneliness at the Foul Line. This is the story of a girl named Sarah, the game of basketball, and the warrior within all of us.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for seating. Email lpacevents@swarthmore.edu


May 2016 Dance Showings

Join us for showings in dance from our technique classes:
Dance Lab I 
Ballet Repertory students in excerpts from SWAN LAKE
Pointe and Partnering

Monday, May 2
LPAC Troy Dance Studio


The Performers: an experiment in progress
Directed and Choreographed by Erica Janko
Live music by Nirvaan Ranganathan
Advised by Jumatatu Poe

Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3
4:15pm and 6:15pm
(with talkback after final showing on Tuesday)
LPAC Boyer Dance Studio

SEATING IS LIMITED for this showing and by reservation only, please email Erica Janko at ejanko1@swarthmore.edu for more information and reservations

A “performance” may be defined as all the activity of a given participant on a given occasion which serves to influence in any way any of the other participants.
– Erving Goffman, from The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, 1959


Spring 2016 Dance Concert

The Department of Music and Dance sends a warm invitation to all! This spring concert will feature dances and music from a variety of styles and from various cultural traditions including Ballet, Taiko, Modern, Tap, Flamenco and more! Come celebrate our students and faculty with this joyous end of the semester showcase. Free and open to the public without welcome. All ages are welcome.

Lang Performing Arts Center
Pearson-Hall Theater (MainStage)
Friday, April 29 at 8PM
Saturday, April 30 at 8PM

Stories that Live

The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility along with Casey Lu Simon-Plumb ’18 present:

Renate Writes: Stories from a Holocaust Survivor
Thursday April 21 4:30 PM
Keith Room, Lang Center

Ronnie Brewslow is a current PA resident who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1939. She was on the St. Louis headed for Cuba, but when the ship was denied dockage went to Rotterdam West, a detention camp in Holland. Thanks to the tenacity of her mother they were able to find a boat leaving for the USA from Belgium and reunited with her father in the United States. Ronnie is coming to share her story with us and do a question and answer session following her presentation. Good and refreshments will be provided.

This event is part of Swarthmore’s Human Rights Awareness Week Organized by Prof. Krista Thomason’s PHIL 051 class.

The Perils of Marriage Equality

Please join us for the lecture: The Perils of Marriage Equality


Katherine Franke
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
Columbia University

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:30pm Kohlberg 115

Professor Franke will discuss her new book, Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality: How African Americans and Gays Mistakenly Thought the Right to Marry Would Set Them Free.

Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Sociology & Anthropology, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell (4/24 + 4/25 @ 7:30PM)

The Department of Music and Dance presents a fully staged production of Henry Purcell’s Didoforwebminiature operatic masterpiece, DIDO AND AENEAS, featuring an all-student cast and members of the Swarthmore College Orchestra. Stage Direction by Patrick Ross ’15; Musical Direction by Andrew Hauze ’04; Choreography by Assistant Professor of Dance Olivia Sabee; Costumes by Tara Webb ’94; Choral Direction by Joseph Gregorio; Musical Preparation by Debra Scurto-Davis; Assistant Musical Direction by J. Andrew Kim ’18; Stage Management by Aaron Slepoi ’17.

Lang Concert Hall
Sun April 24 at 7:30PM
Mon April 25 at 7:30PM

Free and open to the public without reservation. More info: 610-957-6159.