Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations.
With the new school year in full gear, BWW has updated the fully-interactive Student Show Calendar with 2011-2012 student productions. We have also made it easy for schools to upload photos, videos, cast lists, articles and other media content for each of their shows. In addition, BWW will be combing through all content regularly and will launch weekly feature stories highlighting productions locally and nationally that have provided us with this extra content.
Today, BWW is thrilled to announce that The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque has been chosen as this week's School in the Spotlight! The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance, Theatre, and Design for Performance. Graduate studies are also offered via the school's Master of Fine Arts degree programs in Dramatic Writing and Dance (with options in Choreography or Performance). The Dance department also offers a Master of Arts program in Dance History designed for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Theatre and Dance students majors are immersed in various aspects of the arts, including acting, directing, writing, design, history and criticism, dance performance and choreography, and musical theatre. To learn more about the degrees offered at UNM, click here.
In addition to its comprehensive curriculum, students can gain practical performance experience in the mainstage season which consists of three plays, a dance concert and the Words Afire Festival of New Works. The Department also hosts student-produced plays and dance showcases each year.
Recent productions on the UNM stage include 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Cherry Orchard', 'Doctor Faustus', and 'The Eccentricities of a Nightingale'. Up next is Sarah Ruhl's 'Eurydice' directed by Matthew Lee, running from March 1 thru 17. Starting March 8, the Luis Alfaro-helmed 'Electricidad' takes to the stage thru March 16. Other works include 'Port Twilight or The History of Science' slated to open in April at the Rodey Theatre, the 12th annual festival of Words Afire Festival of New Plays, and dance enthusiasts can look forward to the upcoming flamenco work 'Ilhuicamina Ilhuicamina, Flechadora del Cielo' and 'Motionetics' rounding out the school year.
For tickets and more information, click here.
To learn more about Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico, visit their website here and don't miss out on checking out past production photos on their Facebook page here!
Congratulations to faculty and students at The University of New Mexico for earning this week's Spotlight mention!
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Photo of the production 'The Eccentricities of a Nightingale', 2011. Courtesy of The University of New Mexico.