Bill T. Jones to receive Humanities Medal

Dancer and Choreographer Bill T. Jones will receive the 2016 International Humanities Medal from Washington University in St. Louis. Granted biennially, the medal honors the lifetime work of a noted scholar, writer or artist who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the world of letters or the arts.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 - These are promo photos for the Washington University Performing Arts Department's upcoming production of Young Choreographers Showcase.
Choreographer: Lisa Moya
Piece Name: Encabronada
Dancers from Left to Right:
Lisa Moya
Jodie Struminger
Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr./WUSTL Photos

Young Choreographers Showcase: The ultimate test

“Does it say what I want it to say?” The question is fundamental for any artist. On April 15, 16 and 17, five young choreographers will discover the answer when the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis presents its biennial “Young Choreographers Showcase” in the Annelise Mertz Dance Theatre.
Design by Priyanka Reddy. Model Sheridan Young of Centro Models. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

From gowns and grotesques to the little black dress

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present its 87th annual Fashion Design Show April 24 at the Missouri History Museum. The show will feature dozens of models wearing scores of outfits by more than 20 sophomore, junior and senior fashion design students.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016 - This is the cast of the Washington University Performing Arts Department's production of "Love and Information", directed by Andrea Urice. The performances will run from April 1 to April 11 in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre.

Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr./WUSTL Photos

A theatrical tour de force

With more than 50 scenes and 100 characters, “Love and Information” (2012) is arguably the most audacious work to date by acclaimed English playwright Caryl Churchill. From April 1-10, Washington University’s Performing Arts Department will present Churchill’s kaleidoscopic tour de force in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre.

Happy birthday, Mr. Williams

Washington University will pay homage to former student Tennessee Williams with a “Tennessee Williams Birthday Bash” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a screening, in 35mm, of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

A jazz legend returns

Jazz legends Gary Peacock and Marc Copland, along with drummer Mark Ferber, will return to Washington University Thursday, March 3, as part of the Jazz at Holmes Series.
Prototype watercraft hanging from wires

Will it float?

In a unique material investigation, architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have constructed a prototype watercraft that incorporates expanding polyurethane spray foam — a commercial product typically used for home insulation.
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