At the Colorado College Department of Theatre & Dance, performance can mean many things. From the outset, students learn fundamental practical skills, including acting, design, and movement technique in preparation for advanced seminars that combine theater and dance. Along the way, both seasoned majors and first-time actors have plenty of chances to perform in productions.
In the classroom, teachers introduce a diverse body of knowledge that incorporates classics of dramatic literature and dance history with exciting experiments by living luminaries. The department also offers regular opportunities for academic travel so that students can experience singular performances in off-campus destinations.
In addition to the performing arts, the Department of Theatre & Dance also promotes the study of performances that take place beyond the stage. In any given block, courses might explore how social rituals determine gender and sexuality, the political potential of public demonstrations, or intercultural approaches to performance that challenge the predominance of Western theatrical traditions. As is true to the ideals of a liberal arts education, the department believes that this intellectual breadth enables students to find their individual voices, whether as an emerging artist, scholar, or an innovator who combines theory and practice. In pursuit of this goal, the department encourages students to bring an open mind— expect the unexpected. As Dwight Conquergood says, per
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