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April 21: Kaha:wi blends indigenous, contemporary dance
April 5, 2017

The Honouring

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, a First Nations company based in Toronto, will perform its signature mix of indigenous and contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre.

Cranky weather can’t throw aerial troupe for a loop
April 13, 2015

4PULLMAN, Wash. – Aerial dance group BANDALOOP graced the skies above Rogers football practice field at Washington State University despite gusting winds, rain and hail during the Saturday afternoon performance.

April 9-11: Aerial artists turn dancing on its side
April 9, 2015


PULLMAN, Wash. – Aerial dance will be presented by the group BANDALOOP in a free, public performance at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, on the north exterior wall of Terrell Library overlooking the Rogers football practice field at Washington State University.

April 17: African dance, hip hop, martial arts performed
March 3, 2015

rainbow-dancePULLMAN, Wash. – Rainbow Dance Theatre will fuse traditions of West African and Haitian dance, hip hop, martial arts and modern dance in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Beasley Coliseum at Washington State University.

March 28: Hawaiian slack-key guitar master at WSU
March 7, 2014

K-beam-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Slack-key guitar phenomenon Keola Beamer and hula master Moanalani Beamer will perform Hawaiian music and dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.

April 6: Swing music, poetry inspire Paul Taylor 2 dancers
March 3, 2014

Aureole-200PULLMAN, Wash. – Paul Taylor 2, the touring troupe of New York dance choreographer Taylor, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Beasley Coliseum at Washington State University. Taylor’s repertoire is influenced by American history of the 1940s, swing music and poetry.

Theatre and dance presents ‘Glass Menagerie’
January 11, 2010

PULLMAN – WSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

The play is directed by instructor Benjamin Gonzales. Cast members include senior David Bennett, sophomore Dani Dodge, junior Malinda Childers and University of Idaho graduate student Quinn Hatch.


Dana Bensel, Jesse Alford and Ben Gonzales. Photo by Tim Marsh, WSU Today.


 “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennesee Williams is the story of Tom Wingfield, a young man who feels trapped by his family that rely on him for survival. The play … » More …

WSU Theatre presents “The Heidi Chronicles”
March 17, 2009

An award-winning play that follows the coming of age of an art historian as she navigates a rapidly changing world over three decades will be on stage at WSU Pullman in April.


The Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Heidi Chronicles,” directed by Terry Converse, at 7:30 p.m. April 2-4 and 9-11, with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 4, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.


Watching friends who were youthful idealists in the 1960s mature to become materialistic consumers in the 1980s, Heidi (played by Elinor Gunn) distances herself, even as her own path … » More …

Dance review opens at Jones Theatre
April 10, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU dance students, the Elite Dance Company, and the Over 40 Project will present “Let the Good Times Roll” at 8 p.m. April 20-21 in Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall. The program showcases students in beginning and intermediate/advanced modern and jazz dance classes.

The performance features works choreographed by students, including junior speech and hearing sciences major Danielle Nelson, and senior dance instructor Phyllis Gooden-Young and is the culmination of months of creative activity and physical training.

In a collaboration between the Department of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music, the WSU Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Dave Jarvis, … » More …

The Eugene Ballet goes SWING
January 30, 2008

The Eugene Ballet goes SWING! Tickets are on sale now for Swing Kings! Sunday, Feb. 10th, at 3 p.m. atBeasley Coliseum.

Tickets cost between $14-$25, and are available at the WSU Beasley Coliseum Box Office (509) 335-1514or at, and Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association at (208) 883-3267 or

For a sneak peak of the show visit www.festivaldance.

It’s classical ballet variations followed by Jitterbug, Jive, and Jazz! This incredible dance program will feature beautiful lyrical ballet selections plus “The Swing Kings,” a new crowd pleaser packed … » More …