Each year, our department hosts guest artists of national and international renown to present lectures, teach master classes, and work with our students. Past guest artists have included Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Carol Burnett, Eve Ensler, and Stephen Sondhein.
2017-18 featured dance guest artist
Stefanie Batten Bland will serve as a guest artist in Contemporary Dance for 2017-2018. She will spend a week setting her seminal work Germe on BFA dance majors, who will perform it in the annual Winter Dance Concert, Bodies of Light, February 9-11, 2018. According to Bland, “Germe is an experience that redefines borders. It is the seed of an idea, the beginning of possibilities. Germe takes place in the moment before definition takes hold. In either an installation durational performance over time or in a theatre, it is the meeting place of art and science. Germe allows an intimate experience with the tendrils of an organism growing and in search of more.”