David Kaye, theatre professor and chair of the theatre and dance department, will perform his one-man play “How I Brought Peace to the Middle East?” Friday, Nov. 13, at New York’s United Solo theatre festival, a juried event billed as the largest solo festival in the world.
The UNH Marine Docents and N.H. Sea Grant/UNH Cooperative Extension have teamed up with the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance to write, produce and perform a new puppet musical that focuses on changes in the Gulf of Maine, including warming ocean waters, invasive species and marine debris.
Five 2015 Presidential Award of Excellence staff recipients were announced last month, with two COLA faculty among them: Michael Wood from the Department of Theatre & Dance and Doreen Cole from the Crimes Against Children Research Center/Family Research Lab.
Brianne Kennedy '15 carried a sunflower and a smartphone when she took the stage to sing the national anthem at UNH's commencement earlier this month. She brought the smartphone because it stored her starting pitch. The sunflower was in honor of a lost friend, "the sunshine of our friend group," Kennedy says.
“We took upon ourselves a big challenge” says assistant professor of dance Assaf Benchetrit, who had his UNH choreography debut earlier this month. “We decided to do Don Quixote, which is a huge, masterpiece classical ballet. I wanted to let the students experience this magical process and eventually share it with the audience.”
Ten years ago, University of New Hampshire dance professor Larry Robertson wanted more men interested in his ballet classes, so he started Bring A Boy To Ballet Day. When he retired last year, he asked that the department carry on the tradition. See what the event is all about in this video.
Banquo falls to the floor, stabbed. A gentleman raises his beer in reverence, and the rest of the bar follows suit. It's a toast to the dead, and it's not the first one of the evening. Just another Monday night in Portsmouth.
Szu-Feng Chen, assistant professor of theatre and dance, recently received the 2014 UNH Outstanding Assistant Professor Award, presented to an inspiring, challenging, and effective teacher whose concern and respect for students is evident both in and out of the classroom. Learn about her work in the video below.