Tanya Calamoneri, assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Dance, has dedicated much of the last two decades to studying butoh’s transformation from a form of protest street art into a dance aesthetic exported across the world to the Americas. Her book, "Butoh America," which is set to publish in 2021, profiles contemporary artists who have incorporated butoh’s now-recognizable attributes into their own arts as protest.
Moving to Lubbock from Dubai to attend the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance isn’t necessarily the most obvious path for a mechanical engineering graduate. Yet that is the path taken by MFA student Jehan Hormazdi, who began in the Arts Administration program this fall.
This year’s "Fall Dance Festival" will be shown at the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater at 7:30pm on November 20. Tickets are $15 per car and must be purchased in advance through the School of Theatre and Dance website. Tickets will not be sold at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In.
Bryce Real created a truly magical world in the School of Theatre and Dance's production of "The Blue Flower." In his final year at Texas Tech, Real wrote this play as his thesis for an M.F.A. in Playwriting.