Guest Artist Residencies

A wide diversity of aesthetic and cultural voices are essential to training.  Our Guest Artist Residencies strategically create space for important local and national artists to train and make work with our students.  Residencies have ranged from as short as two days to as long as seven weeks.

Recent Residencies

The department embraces theater and dance’s natural role as campus bridge and town hall, and regularly incorporates classes and faculty from a wide range of other academic departments in these residencies.  Recent campus partners for Guest Artist Residencies have included the Department of Math and Statistics and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies.

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Students studying the Ring Shout, a traditional African American dance form, during the Urban Bush Women residency (left); Urban Bush Women Associate Artistic Director Samantha Speis leading a workshop (right).