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Calendar August 2017 - May 2018

Twyla Tharp Course 2016


  • THTR D 125 Fundamentals of Movement and Creativity: TWYLA THARP (Course flyer)

    This is a variable topics course that RUNS A FULL ACADEMIC YEAR, FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018. Students enrolled in the Fall 2017 topic, TREEFROG Technique AND TORELLI will automatically be enrolled in the Spring 2018 topic, TREEFROG Technique AND THE ONE HUNDREDS.  Separate grades will be issued for each semester.  Students may not enroll in the Spring 2018 topic without taking the Fall 2017 topic.  Enrollment in this course counts toward TWO General Education Arts and Humanities requirements


  • Choreography Project, Fri. & Sat., Dec. 1 & 2, 2017, Studio Theater, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center - 6:30 & 8:30pm shows

  • Bodies of Light, IU Contemporary Dance Theatre Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Concert, Fri.-Sun., Feb. 9-11, 2018, Ruth N. Halls Theater, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center
  • New Moves, Student Choreographers' Showcase, Fri. & Sat. April 27 & 28, 2018, Wells-Metz Theatre, Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center

Fall Semester 2017


21               CLASSES BEGIN and ALL DANCE MAJOR MEETING, 3:30p-5:30p in PH 161

22               Auditions for the IU African American Dance Company (AADC), 7:00, AD217

22-24          Auditions for the February concert, 3:30p-6:30p in PH 161

27-Sept 3    Bill T Jones Dance in residence, audition, rehearsals and master classes

29-Sept 2    Faculty workshops for February concert, TBD


Students should begin to meet with their academic advisor(s) in order to obtain registration approval for spring course schedule.

4                 Labor Day, classes do not meet                      

6                 Rehearsals begin for Faculty works in February Concert (subject to change)

14               Welcome Fest for Department, Courtyard outside of Theatre Building. Welcome party for students and faculty, free pizza, please attend if you are not in rehearsal, 5pm  


6                 Fall Break, classes do not meet

20-27          Residency with guest artist Stefanie Batten Bland for February Concert. Rehearsal and master class schedule TBA


10               First audition for the dance major for the 2018-19 academic year                      

19-26          Thanksgiving Break                     


1-2              Choreography Projects Showcase, Studio Theatre

11-15           Final Examination week– Indiana University Dance Theatre will rehearse during this period

Spring Semester 2018


8                 CLASSES BEGIN.  Academic Advising begins for all students


9-11            The Winter Dance Concert:  Bodies of Light in the Ruth N. Halls Theatre (Friday @ 7:30pm, Saturday @ 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday @ 2pm)

26               Second audition for the dance major for the 2017-18 Academic Year

TBA             NSAL Contemporary Dance Competition                      


2-3             AADC Annual work-shop

10-18          Spring Break


23-25         TECH & DRESS FOR New Moves

27-28         New Moves, Wells-Metz Theatre, 7:30p

30- May 4      Final Exam Period

IU Theatre Production Season

Urinetown  Sept 22, 23, 26–30, 2017

Three Sisters  Oct 13, 14, 16-21, 2017 

Peter and the Starcatcher  Oct 27, 28, Oct 31–Nov 4, 2017 

Arturo UI  Dec 1, 2, 5–9, 2017 

Julius Caesar Jan 19, 20, 23–27, 2018 

Machinal Feb 23, 24, Feb 27–March 3, 2018 

At First Sight March 30, 31, April 3–7, 2018 

City of Angels April 13, 14, 17–21, 2018

Summer 2018

Information about the High School Summer Dance Intensive is posted on the Summer Programs page. Follow the link to see all the specifics regarding the summer program.

IU Contemporary Dance | Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance | Lee Norvelle Center, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405 | (812) 855-7020Events 1

Link to IU Contemporary Dance Facebook Group