OnStage is a dynamic student performing arts group ($25K annual budget) that produces the annual CU Fringe Festival as well as individual productions, guest artist residencies, and workshops. http://cuonstage.wordpress.com/
Performers Without Borders (PWB) seeks to utilize the communicative power of performance to inspire individuals to use their voices effectively in speaking and acting on their local and global concerns. Led by both graduate and undergraduate Theatre and Dance students, PWB takes performance out of traditional boundaries and beyond mere entertainment to make a meaningful contribution to society. For more information on Performers Without Borders, contact cupwb@Colorado.edu
Theatre Student Alliance
The sole purpose of the Theatre Student Alliance (TSA) is to represent and support all Theatre Majors regardless of focus. TSA serves as a meeting ground for students and faculty to raise and address their concerns regarding the department. http://cutheatre.wordpress.com/student-groups/
Interactive Theatre Project (itp)
Since 1999, (itp) has served CU-Boulder and the surrounding communities by providing professionally scripted/improvisational performances and facilitated discussions of social issues. These performances become a springboard for dialogue between the audience, characters, and facilitators.
(itp) is inspired by the vision of Augusto Boal, who created a theatre that eliminated spectators and created “spectactors” – audience members who are central to the success of the performance. (itp) realizes this vision by crafting scenes where audience members can identify and empathize with all of the characters.
Immediately after the performance, the audience becomes part of the show by asking the characters questions that lead to greater understanding and empathy. The characters then leave, and the facilitators guide a discussion of the concerns that are strongest for the audience members.
CU Moving Company, comprised of CU dance majors, offers an outreach program designed to introduce the art of dance to elementary and secondary school students throughout the state. Students perform and teach classes during their residencies. The company offers residences throughout the state during the school year. All dance majors will sign up for THTR 4029 Dance & Community Engagement in their sophomore year. Students will enroll in both fall and spring, learning a repertory of dances choreographed by graduate students and faculty members. BFA students will enroll again in their junior or senior year as choreographers, performers and to learn the principles of company management. Interested graduate students can enroll in DNCE 5048 Touring Dance Ensemble. For more information about the CU Moving Company please call 303-492-4336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CU Contemporary Dance Works (CUCDW) is the graduate dance tour company, providing performances and movement classes ranging in style from African Dance to clogging, salsa to ballet, jazz to improvisation for age groups pre-K to high school seniors during weeklong residencies in May. If you are interested in booking CUCDW, need teachers for any dance classes or performance/assembly events, or have any questions about CU Dance Outreach, contact Peg Posnick at email@example.com or 303-492-4336.
The purpose of the CU Dance Connection (CUDC) is to create a forum through which students are actively encouraged to take responsibility for the environment of the CU Dance Division and the dance community in Boulder. Each spring the CUDC produces the Open Space student dance concert. For more information, click here: Student Dance Alliance
University Student Clubs and Organizations
CU-Boulder offers a variety of ways for students to find their place on campus, including student groups, student-sponsored organizations, major-specific clubs, honor societies, ethnic clubs, recreational activities, and Greek societies. Funded through the Student Organizations Finance Office, these clubs and organizations provide opportunities for students to make friends and pursue their interests -from hiking to honors, music to martial arts, swing dancing to snowboarding. There is always something to do on campus, so get out there and get involved!
CU Buff Gold Dance Team (this student group is not affiliated with the Dance Division in the Department of Theatre and Dance)