Monthly Archives: April 2015

Experiments in Dance (Mon 5/4 @ 5PM)

Dance Showing poster imagePlease join the Dance Program for Experiments in Dance in the Lang Performing Arts Center.  Experiments in Dance is an end-of-semester showing of works (at various stages of completion) that students and faculty have been developing throughout the semester.  Works are generated from a variety of technical approaches to dance, and present various questions of how to be in the theatrical space.

Performances will begin outside of the entrance to LPAC (in the alley between Kohlberg and LPAC), and continue in the Troy Studio.  The showing will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

May 4, 2015

5PM – LPAC (entrance) and Troy Lab (LPAC 002)

THE ROYAL SINGER: A New Children’s Opera (5/3 @ 7PM in Lang Concert Hall)

The Swarthmore College Sesquicentennial Committee is proud to presentROYAL SINGER poster
The Royal Singer: A New Children’s Opera

Join our dancers and musicians for a production of The Royal Singer, a new opera for children, made possible by Maurice Eldridge and the Sesquicentennial committee. With score by Professor Thomas Whitman, libretto by Professor Nathalie Anderson, and direction by Professor K. Elizabeth Stevens, this original opera transports the audience to a magical kingdom in search of a new Royal Singer. As animals and dolls gear up for a musical competition, they learn that the best harmonies come from working (and playing) together. Bring the family and witness the world-premiere of this very special new opera. This production is the result of a collaborative effort by five different academic departments at Swarthmore College and features performances by Swarthmore students and by children from Stetser Elementary School in Chester.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
7:00 PM
Swarthmore College
Lang Music Building
Lang Concert Hall

Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required.
For more information contact Andrew Hauze at
610-690-3489 or

Spring 2015 Dance Concert (5/1 + 5/2 @ 8PM)

Dance Concert Poster Spring 2015It’s that time again!  Please join the Dance Program for a celebration of dance featuring African, Ballet, Modern, Kathak, Tap and more! This show is appropriate for all ages. We will be celebrating our graduating seniors and new faculty and all the hard work of the dance performance technique classes.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Out and About: Workshop in Philly with Catherine Gallant (4/12 @1PM)

Interested in joining in the discussion about dance and education? Want to think more about teaching dance? Join Dance TAG (Teaching Artist Group) this Sunday, April 12 for a workshop with Catherine Gallant.

Live from New York: The Blueprint in Action
It’s from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St.
Philadelphia, PA

There are 250 teaching artists with full-time dance jobs in the public schools in NYC. Catherine Gallant, a leading veteran member of this artistic cohort uses NYC’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, a comprehensive approach that includes dance literacy and arts integration. She will teach sample classes and demonstrate the activities she uses to structure her classes and incorporate cultural and historical material. These ideas can be adapted to many teaching settings, and all ages of students. Take advantage of this chance to experience (and borrow!) some of the good ideas and momentum in dance teaching coming out of public education in New York.

RSVPs are appreciated at

Philadelphia Dance Project’s Dance TAG is supported by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.