Department of Theater and Dance

Department of Theater and Dance

About theater

Yulman Theater

If you are currently looking for a small, production oriented, exciting theater program nestled within a great all-around liberal arts education then the Theater program at Union College is for you. Working in a new state of the art Theater facility, the conservatory-trained (Yale, Boston University, University of Connecticut and Trinity University) and professionally active faculty all strive to teach a worldview of theater by presenting work from all possible genres and cultures.

About dance

Union students in Henle

The Dance Program offers an active, multifaceted program with academic courses, various levels of technique classes and performance opportunities for college credit. All students of dance, both beginner and experienced, work with professional dance faculty. The three elements of discipline, exploration, and creativity join to provide an environment of enhanced learning and development.

In a state-of-the-art facility, technique classes are offered in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and choreography and more... Students gain an in-depth understanding of how the body moves while obtaining an increased understanding of proper alignment and flexibility.

Mission statement

Our mission is to explore what it means to be an artist. Theater and dance as an integral part of the liberal arts education at Union College encourage academic excellence and engages students in inquiry and experiences that develop risk-taking, collaborative skills, and critical judgment – essential tools for every profession. Our production season reflects these goals in eclectic choices exploring a variety of techniques and genres from many cultures. We seek to experience the historical, political, social, technical, and artistic choices through performance.

VIRTUAL WORK, SPRING TERM 2020

Theatre Professor and Chair Randy Wyatt devised and produced a series of short pieces performed by students about life in a pandemic.

"After a term like this, it feels vital to be able to reflect back the truth of what students have been thinking and feeling. Hope you enjoy. Maybe something will resonate." -- Randy Wyatt

DISRUPTION: A Pandemic Decalogue from Randy Wyatt on Vimeo.

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STEINMETZ DANCE COLLECTIVE 2020

Gustave L. Davis '59 and Susan S. Davis Director of Dance, Miryam Moutillet, and Assistant Director Laurie Zabele Cawley brought together a virtual Steinmetz Dance performance with Bhangra Club, Dance Minors, Dance Team, Hip Hop Club, Kpop, LatinX Club, Step Team, Seniors, and Soloists.