Performing Arts Faculty
Kathy Hassinger is artistic director of Dance Currents, Inc., teaches world dance at Emerson, and ballet classes for Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre. She has performed and choreographed for Dance Visions in Boston and danced for Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble, Dorothy Hershkowitz, The Publick Theatre and the New Repertory Theatre in Boston, and for Ethel Butler in Washington, D.C.
Hassinger's own dance productions in the Boston area and New York City include A Collection of Dances, Dances to the Music of Archangelo Corelli, Three Modern Choreographers (at Triskelion Arts in New York), Bridging the Gulf (a dance and music benefit for Turkey Creek Community Initiatives), and Currents of Contemporary Choreographers.
Hassinger collaborated with Delvyn Case, a prize-winning composer who teaches at Wheaton College, on Dayspring, and produced a concert around this theme in Spring, 2009 at Eastern Nazarene College and Brookline Tai Chi. In Spring, 2010, Hassinger produced a concert at The Dance Complex entitled Myths, Memories and Shadows of Morning. Hassinger is working on a film of famous modern dances, which will highlight their living legacy.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
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."