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GVSU professor to star in world premiere of 'Anton, Himself'

This weekend, the Grand Valley State University theater department will be hosting the world premiere of the play "Anton, Himself: First and Last." Theater professor Roger Ellis will be performing as Russian playwright Anton Chekhov on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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Arts briefs 1/8/18

Now through May 20, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be offering the exhibit "Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids," organized by the American Museum of Natural History.  

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GV senior dance recital rehearsal on Thursday November 30, 2017.

Dance seniors perform final show at GVSU

Grand Valley State University seniors Sarah Byington, Coral Howard, Mackenzie Matyn, Leigha McDaniel and Hannah Suydam hosted their final dance show on Saturday, Dec. 9. From holding auditions for dancers, choreographing the routines and styling the costumes, these performers had a part in all of it.

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Arts briefs 12-4-17

Grand Valley State University’s Office of Student Life will be hosting "Awkward Holiday Photos" in the Kirkhof Center lobby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 4, through Thursday, Dec. 7.

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GV senior dance recital rehearsal on Thursday November 30, 2017.

GVSU hosts annual Fall Dance Concert

With house lights on and audience members still moving into the seats of the Louis Armstrong Theatre inside the Haas Center for Performing Arts, two dancers clad in black stood in the aisle, dancing up and down the rows in sync with dance partners across the theater. After their dance, the lights dimmed and the annual Fall Dance Concert began.

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Parker Ykimoff and Jacob Molli acting during the "Bard To Go" play on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Bard to Go brings Shakespeare to life in DeVos Center

While many students may be introduced to the works of William Shakespeare in an English class, Grand Valley State University's student organization Bard to Go is aiming to share Shakespeare the way they think it should be: on the stage. The group performed "The Wonder of Will: This Is Your Afterlife!" at the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium Saturday, Nov. 4, as part of GVSU’s Shakespeare Festival. 

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Arts briefs 10/30/17

Rabbi Sarra Lev will be coming to Grand Valley State University to host an interactive discussion about gender in the Jewish creation story. The event, titled "How Many Genders in the Jewish Creation Story?" is LIB 100- and 201-approved and will be held Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. 

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