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The Theater and Dance Department offers students,
both major and non-major, the opportunity to undertake intensive
study in theater, dance, and performance art in New York City.
The program, which takes place in the fall semester, includes
high-level professional training, internships with major theater
and dance companies, as well as exploratory seminars. Through
these activities, students will be exposed to some of the
most innovative and accomplished performing artists in New
York (see course descriptions for Theater/Dance 401, 403,
and 405 for additional details).
The program is designed for juniors and seniors, but sophomores
with special qualifications will also be considered. Students
from other colleges may also apply. Selected students may
extend their semester to a year-long course of study. Further
information is available through Professor Judy Dworin of
the Theater and Dance Department.
What is La MaMa?
Ellen Stewart founded La
MaMa Experimental Theater Club (E.T.C.) in 1961 to nurture
and encourage the creative endeavors of new artists. During
its nearly four decades, La MaMa has become a leading center
for theatrical experimentation in America and an internationally
recognized vehicle for the creation of new work. More than
2,000 different productions of theater, dance, music, and
mixed media have been presented at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York,
and La MaMa troupes have toured 21 countries. La MaMa productions
have been honored with more than 50 OBIE Awards, dozens of
Drama Desk Awards, Bessie Awards, and Villager Awards.