Eminent Artists

Department of Theatre and Dance

The Eminent Artist-in-Residence Endowment

In 2008, Wyoming's second state-endowed professorship, the Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, was funded by the Excellence in Higher Education Endowment through the Wyoming State Legislature, and awarded to UW's three Fine Arts departments - Art, Music, and Theatre & Dance - on a rotating basis.  The Wyoming State Legislature established the endowment in 2006 to create senior faculty positions for "highly distinguished scholars and teachers." The first endowed professorship went to UW’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.

To date, UW Theatre & Dance has hosted three Eminent-Artists-in-Residence, and will host the Dance Theatre of Harlem this fall 2017.


2017-2018 Eminent Artists-in-Residence: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, will be on campus for a Company residency in September 2017, culminating in a Gala Concert and the premiere of an original new work on September 29, as well as for a teaching residency in which DTH artists will set repertory and new works on our students.

Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency

About the Dance Theatre of Harlem

About the DTH Teaching Artists

The Gala Concert


2014-2015 Eminent Artists-in-Residence: ACTORS FROM THE LONDON STAGE

Members of the celebrated Actors from the London Stage were in residency during spring 2015 to set three Shakespearean plays on UW THD students in the AFTLS style, and a touring group from AFTLS gave two performances of MACBETH in March.


About the Actors From The London Stage

AFTLS Approach

AFTLS Players



2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence: BILL T. JONES /ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY

The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance was thrilled to host the celebrated Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as the 2011-2012 Eminent Artists-in-Residence.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Residency

About the Company

About Bill T. Jones

About the BTJ/AZ Teaching Artists

Serenade/The Proposition Special Performance

Bill Bowers

2008-2009 Eminent-Artist-in-Residence, Bill Bowers

International mime sensation, professional director, and acclaimed Broadway actor Bill Bowers was the University of Wyoming's first "Eminent Artist-in-Residence" during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Bowers was in residence for seven weeks in Spring 2009 to create and perform in a world premiere physical theatre piece, HEY O KAH / HOK A HEY.

About Bill Bowers



Contact Us

Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Dept. 3951

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2199

Email: theatre_dance@uwyo.edu

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