Department of Theatre & Dance

Spring Dance Concert posterthat single fleeting moment: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert 

April 13 at 8:00 p.m. | April 14 at 8:00 p.m. | April 15 at 8:00 p.m. | April 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Melissa C. Rolnick
Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

Join us in reveling in the ephemeral nature of dance, existing solely in the body, revealing the essence of each moment in all its scintillating beauty and raw, courageous vulnerability. 

This year’s concert features the work of faculty Sarah Hauss, Giselle Mejia, Jill Patterson, Jeffrey Peterson, Melissa C. Rolnick, former faculty Michele Rusinko, and selected student work. Please join us as we celebrate Michele Rusinko’s leadership and legacy as director of dance at Gustavus for 34 years.

Ticket sales for the Spring Dance Concert will be begin on Tuesday, March 28 at

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Opening of the Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
Our BRAND NEW state-of-the-art performance and teaching space!

Gustavus Theatre & Dance, where imagination DANCES with personal transformation and creative excellence ACTS with a social conscience.

Our mission emphasizes the value of performance as a vital means of working for social justice and personal transformation. 

Our students explore ideas and experiment with techniques in our innovative courses, where we seek to understand not only how but also why we must make art, who we are, and what we mean to say.

Students process these questions through multiple opportunities to perform, design, write, craft, build, choreograph, collaborate, direct, and devise in faculty productions and student-led projects.

Our new state-of-the-art Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre, which opened in the fall of 2019, provides even MORE opportunity for students to learn by doing.


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