School of Music, Dance and Theatre

ASU professors bring fun interaction to campus with inaugural Mash Up event

On April 22, the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University launched the inaugural Mash Up collaboration, bringing together students and faculty members for interactive performances and installations.

It was conceived as “a two-hour happy hour of roaming performances and interactive installations featuring music, dance and theater students exploring how the playful spirit of collaboration can nourish us, challenge us and bring us together.”

Puppet master: MFA theater student lands semester-long gig at the Met

Chris Ignacio, a first-year MFA student in theater with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media performance at Arizona State University, spent the spring 2022 semester in New York working with the Metropolitan Opera as a cover puppeteer.

“I got offered the job, and ASU was flexible and nice enough to let me come up and do it,” Ignacio said. “I'm fortunate to even be gaining some internship credit.”

Honors College student uses double major in theater and philosophy to help create connection out of conflict

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Chandler, Arizona, native Cory Drozdowski is a Barrett, the Honors College student at Arizona State University with a double major in theater and philosophy who is passionate about helping people better understand each other. 

International MFA dance student reimagines the audience experience through creative practices

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Kathy Luo started her dance journey at the age of 4. 

“It made me feel like my life was colorful,” Luo said. 

As she got older, her parents continued to support her pursuit of dance as a profession. 

New graduate marries the majors of chemistry and keyboard performance

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Although chemistry and playing the organ may not immediately seem to have significant overlap, they come together for graduating senior Paul Oftedahl as two of his passions in life and the two majors he has successfully pursued during his four years at Arizona State University.

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