Hamburg and Peterson Guest Artist Programs

"Fearing the Unknown" - Fall 2018

"Fearing the Unknown" - Choreographed by
Mariana Oliveira, Fall 2018

The Hamburg and Peterson Guest Artist Programs at KU’s Department of Theatre & Dance provides residencies for choreographers, somatic practitioners, theatrical devisers, and technique instructors to create with and train students.

During their residencies, Guest Artists teach master classes, set works upon students, and help foster connections between dance students and professionals in regional and national dance communities. The residencies provide opportunities for the Guest Artist to develop their work, while students gain exposure to a broad range of performance styles and training techniques.

Applications for Guest Artist residencies will be reviewed every two years. However, given the COVID-19 outbreak, our application process is temporarily suspended. We will post more information regarding application dates as it becomes available.

The Guest Artist Program is supported by the Janet Hamburg and the John M. & Frances R.B. Peterson Visiting Artist Funds.

Upcoming guest artists include Gabrielle Lamb – Fall 2020, and Michael Waldrop – Spring 2021.

Previous guest artists include Talia Beck, Rebecca Bryant, Autumn Eckman, Carl Flink, Lane Gifford, Jennifer Hart, Lindsay Hawkins, David Justin, Regina Klenjoski, KT Nelson & ODC Dance Company, Mariana Oliveira, Meggi Sweeney Smith, Melissa Thodos & THODOS Dance Company, Dušan Týnek, Jennifer Weber, and Nejla Yatkin.

The department has a rich history of invited guest artists who enhance the professional preparation of students. Members of the University Dance Company have performed choreography by Mary Anthony, Karole Armitage, Wally Cardona, Patrick Corbin, Carl Corry, Rauly Duenas, Bill Evans, José Limón, KT Nelson & ODC Dance Company, Claire Porter, Michael Simms, Twyla Tharp, Melissa Thodos & THODOS Dance Company, William Whitener, and many others.


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