Thursday, September 30, 2010

Join Us for Our First Meeting!!

Friday, Oct. 8 from 12-1pm, with a screening of shorts from Beckett on Film and post-screening discussion from 1-3pm. You can find the meeting at:

Room 180 Tappan Hall
855 South University
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1357

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paul Taylor Dance Company: Oct. 7-9

Thursday, October 7 | 8 pm
Friday, October 8 | 8 pm
Saturday, October 9 | 8 pm

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*Also, don't miss a discussion about Paul Taylor's work hosted by the Dance Department on Wednesday, Oct. 6:  

American Dance Legacies: Paul Taylor Across the Decades – Panel Discussion  
Wednesday, Oct 6, 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State Street

Sunday, September 19, 2010

DIG's Plans for the 2010-2011 School Year!

We're deep in the planning stages of DIG's events for the 2010-2011 school year. Here are some of the highlights:

Guest Visitors:
*Dr. Susan Haedick: Professor at Warwick University whose interests lie in
contemporary performance and dramaturgy focusing primarily on street
theatre, political performance, live art, and other performance in public
Panel Discussions:
*Theater for Social Change: Proposed panel members will include Jessica 'Decky' Alexander from EMU, Katherine, Mendeloff, Holly Hughes and William 'Buzz' Alexander from UM, Jeffrey Steiger from the CRLT Players, and members of Matrix Theater in Detroit. 
University Musical Society Events Collaborations
*Paul Taylor Dance Company
*Sankai Juku
*Merce Cunningham Dance Company
*Stew and the Negro Problem
*Laurie Anderson 
*Propeller: Richard III and The Comedy of Errors
Workshop Series
*A continuation of our workshop series for graduate student writing, this year expanding it to include opportunities for both verbal and nonverbal theater approaches.
Monthly Screenings
*Monthly screenings of dance, theater and video works that represent the interdisciplinary nature of theater and performance. Screenings will include work by Samuel Beckett, Maya Deren, Jan Svankmajer and Guy Maddin, along with documentaries on various pivotal world theater artists.
Group Field Trips
*Hopeful venues include Matrix Theater in Detroit, and Redmoon Theater and 500 Clown in Chicago.
***We're open to your ideas and suggestions! Please leave your comments here, or bring them to the next meeting!***