How do ideas take shape? How do concepts emerge into form? This book argues that they take shape quite literally in the human body, often appearing on stage in new styles of performance. Focusing on the historical period of modernity, “Performance and Modernity: Enacting Change on the Globalizing Stage” demonstrates how the unforeseen impact of […]
Garrick Ohlsson is a “marvel of virtuosity” (New York Review of Books). Kirill Gerstein is “one of today’s smartest musical thinkers” (Limelight.) On Feb. 27, these renowned pianists will join forces for a special one-night-only performance at Washington University in St. Louis.
Grammy Award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman will join new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound to preview David T. Little’s opera-in-progress “What Belongs To You,” based on the novel by WashU alumnus Garth Greenwell.
Writing to his brother, G’Ra Asim reflects on building his own identity while navigating Blackness, masculinity, and young adulthood—all through wry social commentary and music/pop culture critique How does one approach Blackness, masculinity, otherness, and the perils of young adulthood? For G’Ra Asim, punk music offers an outlet to express himself freely. As his younger […]
The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences is now accepting submissions for the 2022 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition. All WashU graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. The deadline is Jan. 28.
“Return,” the 2021 WashU Dance Theatre concert and the Performing Arts Department’s first fully staged dance production in nearly two years, will run in Edison Theatre Dec. 3-5.
In “The Science of Leaving Omaha,” playwright Carter W. Lewis brings sly humor and deep sympathy to a story of young people, stalled lives and the desperation for escape. Commissioned by WashU’s Performing Arts Department, the play will receive its world premiere Nov. 18-21.
Afrobeat, Spanish dance, Ukrainian multi-instrumentalists and contemporary Son jarocho and Afro-Mexican music. Next spring, WashU’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) and Department of Music will partner with The Sheldon to present the fourth annual Whitaker World Music Series.
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present “Portrait, number 1 man (day clean ta sun down),” a two-day performance by artist Sheldon Scott, Nov. 18 and 19. An homage to Scott’s enslaved ancestors, the piece consists of the artist hulling and winnowing rice without break from sunrise to sunset.
Secret military experiments. A television star turned health-care activist. The yearslong battle to remove a Confederate statue in New Orleans. This month, the Film & Media Studies program in Arts & Sciences will screen more than 20 films as part of the 2021 St. Louis International Film Festival.