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November 17, 2020

A Book on Butoh: Dancing in the Americas

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.

Jehan Hormazdi

November 17, 2020

A Bit of Fate Leads to a Big Move

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.

Fall Dance Festival

October 28, 2020

"Fall Dance Festival" at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In

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.

blue flower

October 26, 2020

"I Forgot To Do My Homework For German Class"

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.