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Student Spotlight

Over the summer, Shyama Iyer attended the IndianRaga Fellowship as a Bharathanatyam (Indian classical dance) fellow, spending a week choreographing and filming videos with fellow artists. Watch her in this dance video about the strength and power of the goddess or female energy. It shows her conquest of darkness and evil as well as her fierce courage and kindness. 

Western Kentucky University awarded Shyama the Lifetime Achievement grant in order to help with paying for the experience! She is continuing her studies in music theatre, dance, and performing arts administration here at WKU. 



Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations, Mimi Burrow for being selected as a winner in the #MYDANCEFILM competition through the Dance Film Association based in NYC.  

Burrows is a recent graduate who created her short film as part of her final project for Visual Media for Dance, a course led by Assistant Professor Meghen McKinley this past spring semester.  Mimi's film appeared in a special screening at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Amphitheatre during the Dance on Camera Festival this July.  Mimi's fellow winners include university professors, graduate students, dance professionals, and award-winning dance filmmakers. A short clip from Mimi's film is playing above.  You can also find the complete work at: https://youtu.be/BXD6Ft41k1g


Darron West, Broadway sound designer, is busy working this summer to open Moscow, Moscow, Moscow at MCC Theater in NYC.  Within the past year, West has worked around the country on many productions and theatres, such as Lobby Hero with actor Chris Evans on Broadway, The Bacchae in Los Angeles, and in London a lauded production of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock at the Old Vic, and many more.  West is looking forward to continue his career this upcoming year by being a part of the new Broadway production Sing Street.  He will also be a part of Before the Meeting at the Williamstown Theater Festival, production of The Glass Menagerie at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Camp David at the Dallas Theater Center, and a new dance premier with Liz Lerman called Wicked Bodies.


Kick the Clock Dance Festival

The Dance Project 2020

Fine Arts Box Office Information

Box Office Phone: (270) 745-3121
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Department Contact Information

Department of Theatre & Dance
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086

Phone: (270) 745-5845
Fax: (270) 745-5879


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