From the Newscenter...
Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Did you know you can major in dance? Or take a course in dance even if you've never danced before? As the annual inspireDance Festival gears up later this month, learn more about how dance and Rochester go hand in hand.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
The two-time Obie Award-winner is in Rochester to direct Octavia, a play ripped from the headlines in the year AD 62.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with the production of the rarely staged play Octavia, directed by Obie Award-winning guest director Ken Rus Schmoll.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017
According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016
The Ed and Andy Smith Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts will support performing arts programming within the School of Arts & Sciences and seed funding for the proposed construction of a new theater on the River Campus.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016
The Program of Dance and Movement will present a series of shows featuring students, faculty, and guest artists in new collaborative and multidisciplinary dance works exploring social issues in the wake of the 2016 election.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016
As the world marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we look back at how the works of the Bard have been very much alive in the University's theater productions, dating back to the first-known Shakespeare production in 1897.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016
A majority of students who participate in the performing arts on the River Campus are non-majors. The newly announced Institute for Performing Arts hopes to create new collaborations and opportunities for students and audience members.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016
The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as "often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame."
Wed, 09 Sep 2015
John Covach, a prominent rock historian, founding director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, professor and former chair of the Department of Music, and professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music, has been named the inaugural director of the newly created Institute for Performing Arts.