Interpretive Dance in the NIU Art Museum, Feb. 7, 8 and 10

Interpretive Dance in the NIU Art Museum, Feb. 7, 8 and 10

Advanced dance students from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform kinetic interpretations of select works of visual art in the galleries of the NIU Art Museum (first floor, Altgeld Hall). Students chose and choreographed their individual short responses to contemporary pieces in the Art Museum’s current exhibition,Transparent Factors (in Form and Content), now on display. (more…)

Richard Jenkins tells Theatre and Dance students to believe you are enough

Richard Jenkins tells Theatre and Dance students to believe you are enough

“Be yourself.  There’s nobody else like you.  If you try to act like somebody else you can’t be yourself.”

If there was an over-arching theme in a 90 minute question and answer session between Oscar nominated actor Richard Jenkins and a crowd of more than 120 students at Northern Illinois University’s O’Connell Theatre, October 30, it was that.  The best actors have learned how to maximize the only part of the process they can truly control–their own talent.

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