Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Performing Arts. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    Students behind unique downtown light display

    A creative light display will roam the Downtown Crossing neighborhood just in time for the holiday season this Thursday, December 11, with help from Performing Arts students and faculty.

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    Grammy nomination for Sanlikol

    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."

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    Trip to Bountiful meets with students

    Some of the cast and crew members of The Trip to Bountiful met with Emerson students, faculty, and staff at the Brown Bag Lunch event on December 5 in the Randall Lobby of the Paramount Center.

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    Upright Citizens Brigade vet visits ELA

    Ten Emerson College Los Angeles students recently received a personal lesson in improvisational comedy from Bart Folkerts, a veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade.

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    Alumni work for Peter Pan Live!

    At least six Emerson alumni are working behind the scenes of Peter Pan Live! — the live television broadcast of the storied theatrical production set to air on NBC on Thursday, December 4.

  • Grossman’s Nevermore on Deadline.com

    Jason Grossman ’02, co-founder of Radio Mouse Entertainment, is producing the Edgar Allan Poe musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. 

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    Bionic body topic of ELA talk

    Magda Romanska, associate professor in Performing Arts, hosted the talk, "Bionic Body: Representations of Disability in Post-Human Culture," at Emerson Los Angeles on November 17.

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    Emerson Dance Company dazzles Paramount

    More than 60 student dancers performed at Emerson Dance Company's Into the Jungle production November 15 on the Mainstage of the Paramount Center.

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Newfest

Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind the Scenes
of NewFest 

Each year, Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production. Learn about the selection process here. Watch the video »