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It might be best to see this Herberger Institute play on an empty stomach. Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” features a pair of severed heads, three chopped-off hands, a sliced tongue, multiple...
The average Arizona State University classroom is filled with the frantic clicking of laptop keyboards and the bright glow of projector screens showing slide after slide of important facts. Yet, for...
“Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film,” from director Sam Wainwright Douglas, will have its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art’s 16th annual Documentary Fortnight film festival, in...
ASU and Tempe are offering up a taste of the Old West by hosting the Western POP Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at the Tempe Center for the Arts. “The timing for this festival is...
Developing an Ebola treatment. Caring for a city’s homeless population. Opening pathways to higher education through scholarships. Such accomplishments take intelligence, compassion — and generosity...
What does the future of the arts look like? That’s what a group of ASU students are puzzling out this month and the next, in a course called the Studio for the Future of Arts and Culture. Ten...
Stephani Etheridge Woodson, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, has been named the director of the Design and Arts Corps (DAC) at Arizona State University's Herberger...
As part of the New American University, ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts aims to embed arts-based study throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally,...
The contracts have been signed. The equipment has been moved. The sets have been built. And now students are in class. ASU film professor Janaki Cedanna (pictured above) has been charging hard the...
Internationally acclaimed jazz drummer Lewis Nash, named the most valuable player in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine, will join the faculty of the ASU School of Music in January 2017 as the Bob and...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here . Fábio Bartoloni is following in the footsteps of his father, but it hasn’t always been a...
Master of Fine Arts in performance students Daniel Bird Tobin and Michael Alexander each received a $1,250 scholarship from the AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence for their final semester. The...
Soprano Asleif Willmer, current Doctor of Musical Arts in performance student, emerged as the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Arizona District Competition on Oct. 22 at...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2016, click here . Ceramic cows are taking over an old warehouse in downtown...
Twenty ASU film majors attended the first official film degree course a decade ago in a small teaching studio. Clinical assistant professor Janaki Cedanna has been there since the beginning and runs...
On Nov. 4, the ASU Symphony Orchestra presents "A Circle of Forces." The concert is led by director of orchestras Jeffery Meyer conducting Benjamin Britten’s evocative “Four Sea Interludes...
Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9...
Come relish the majestic virtuosity of the organ at the 2016–2017 Organ Series, presented by the ASU School of Music, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Performances will showcase a...
The inventive theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN has been lauded by the New York Times, American Theatre Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and other publications for its performances, which offer a new...
About two years from now, the most powerful rocket ever built will roar off from the Florida coast. Carrying a new spacecraft built for humans on a test voyage, it will claw into low Earth orbit...
Throw a group of grad students into a room, and tell them to make a play from scratch. Creating a cohesive work might be hard with around a dozen artists bringing their own ideas and identities to...
The AriZoni Theatre Awards , which some consider the Tony Awards of Arizona, recognized ASU Herberger Institute productions, students, faculty and alumni during its 26th annual awards ceremony. The...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre launches into its 2016-2017 MainStage season with the annual dance showcase “Fall Forward! ” at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre launches into its 2016-2017 MainStage season with the annual dance showcase “Fall Forward! ” at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. This...
The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre has officially announced its 2016-17 MainStage season, which features two world-premieres of plays created by Arizona State University students as well as...
Who The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents the work of Louis Carlos Bernal. What The ASU School of Art in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts...
For 53 seasons, the Lyric Opera Theatre program at ASU has showcased the talents of student singers, dancers and actors in operas and musicals. This upcoming season promises to continue the tradition...
Fábio Bartoloni, a Doctor of Musical Arts in guitar performance student, recently returned from a musical tour of Europe, performing at concerts in Darmstadt and Mannheim, Germany; London, England;...
Emily Botts, who will begin her master's degree in vocal performance at the Arizona State University School of Music this fall, was chosen to perform two influential singing roles this summer....
The ASU School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher J. Wells as assistant professor of musicology, beginning in fall 2015. Wells comes to ASU from Reed College in Portland,...
The fundamental concept of a stadium has remained unchanged since ancient Greece: an enclosed space, tiered seating and amenities to accommodate large crowds gathered to watch competitions. Now,...
The School of Music is pleased to welcome Stephanie Weiss, who has been hired as the new assistant professor of voice, starting in fall 2016. “We are delighted that Stephanie Weiss will join our...
The Surdna Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University as part of its Thriving Cultures grant program. The Surdna Foundation...
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is making strides in the field of creative placemaking, and the Institute received a $610,000 grant from the Kresge...
The ASU School of Music is pleased to welcome Melita Belgrave to the position of professor of music therapy, beginning in August 2016. Belgrave is currently an associate professor of music therapy at...
Brad Edwards will join the ASU School of Music faculty as associate professor of trombone in the fall of 2016. With a style that has been variously described as “passionate,” “fiercely vigorous” and...

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