M.F.A. Dance Performance I

Hollins Theatre

Saturday, June 10, 2023,  8 p.m., Hollins Theatre M.F.A. Dance Performance I features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. dance candidates. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop

Since 2005, Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop has nurtured and empowered over 750 writers. Intimate and inspiring workshops encourage participants to fuel their passion and transform their writing. Both virtual and in-person options allow you to participate and learn in the format that works best for you. Join a workshop and leave with a new manuscript, […]

Women Working with Clay Symposium

Women Working with Clay Symposium is about women who work with clay to create pottery, art vessels and sculpture, and whatever point of view may come with that distinction. It explores the connections of the long history of women in cultures all over the world as vessel makers, artists, and artisans. The symposium is a three-day […]

Picture Book Trends: A Curated Reading Workshop

Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature are renowned for their emphasis on the study, writing, and illustration of work in that field. We also offer one-week intensive workshops for teachers and librarians, aspiring authors and illustrators, and alumnae/i of Hollins’ undergraduate and graduate programs. Whether you want to grow your skills as a picture […]

Artist Talk II: Gary Abbott

Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

Gary Abbott is a founder and associate artistic director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago, Illinois, a professor of dance at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory, and a 2022 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. Abbott began his career in Atlanta, Georgia, with Barbara Sullivan’s Atlanta Dance Theatre and later attended the California Institute […]

M.F.A. Dance at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Thesis Performance and Installation by M.F.A. Dance Graduate Student Eiby Lobos Friday, June 16 through July 2, 2023, Exhibition Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Thursday, 12 – 8 p.m. Voices of the Highlands: Untold Stories of Heritage, Blood, and Memory focuses on topics of settler colonialism, Indigenous resistance, ancestral memory, and healing. This work makes […]

DRAFTWORKS: A Studio Salon

BOT Studio II

DRAFTWORKS is a dance department and M.F.A. dance event inaugurated during fall 2005 and spring 2006. The platform was designed to provide a space for intimate, nontraditional, radical, often-times explicit performance work to be shared with the dance department community and guests. DRAFTWORKS: A Studio Salon was designed to challenge makers and witnesses to consider […]

Summer Term Begins

Classes will be in session for Hollins summer graduate programs. Juneteenth, the national holiday, is recognized today at Hollins.  

Artist Talk III: Angelica Salazar

Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Angelica Salazar is a native of Mexico City, Mexico. She earned a B.F.A. from The National Institute of Fine Arts and danced with Ballet Teatro del Espacio before moving to NYC, where she studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School. Salazar was invited to join The Ailey II Dance Company, where she performed […]

Artist Talk IV: Russell Clarke

Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center

Russell Clarke is an artist and educator currently residing in Massachusetts. Following his graduation from The Royal Ballet School in 2017, he moved to the U.S. to begin his professional career with Ballet Arizona. Highlights from his time with the company include principal roles in Don Quixote, Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Ib Andersen’s Symphonie Classique, and George Balanchine’s La Valse. […]