After a peer review of nominations, Julia Kellman, an associate professor emerita in the School of Art and Design, has been given the 2013 NAEA, CEC, VSA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor from the National Art Education Association acknowledges Kellman’s “excellence in professional accomplishment and service” throughout her career.
February 19, 2013
Jan Erkert of Dance at Illinois has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Dance. The NASD is devoted to developing standards for teaching dance, supporting efforts to broaden and improve instructional approaches, setting forth the standards used to evaluate knowledge and skills, and ensuring that accredited dance programs maintain a high quality and achieve results.
February 15, 2013
Live Dancing Archive, a new work by Jennifer Monson of Dance at Illinois, is highlighted in a New York Times feature on her choreography and approach to cross-disciplinary research, performance, and improvisation. With elements rooted in a course taught by colleague Tere O’Connor, the new dance premiering at the Kitchen on February 14 is a solo that incorporates a digital archive of materials from her BIRD BRAIN project and a video installation.
February 12, 2013
In a concert set for February 16 at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Sinfonia da Camera will journey into the cosmos and with some terrestrial partners will help audience members have close encounters with celestial objects. To accompany a performance highlighting music of the spheres called The Solar System, video screens will feature images of our neighbors in the solar system, a meteorite on loan from the Staerkel Planetarium will be on display, and telescopes courtesy of the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society will be available for sky gazing.
January 31, 2013
Students who wish to be considered for admission to BFA programs in the Department of Theatre can audition or undergo a portfolio review February 4-5 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. This session is part of the National Unified Auditions process for BFA theatre programs.
For more information, see the application instructions on the Department of Theatre website or contact the office at 217.333.2371.
January 30, 2013