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Theater artist Michael Rohd describes the magic-making where art and community meet

“We make listening central to our art-making,” said Michael Rohd about his theater company Sojourn Theatre at the Creative Matters lecture on April 5. “We are a theater company, but this isn’t a play that says ‘Come into our theater and let us tell you a story.’ This is a piece that says, ‘Come to this theater and, if you’re willing, engage in a conversation with us.’”
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Creative Matters panel promises dynamic theatrical experience at Joffrey Nutcracker

“We have such a responsibility with the Nutcracker,” said Christopher Wheeldon, Tony award winning choreographer at the Creative Matters panel on Nov. 29. “The Nutcracker is going to be many children’s first theatrical experience–the first time going to the theater–the gateway to what we hope to be the audience of the future. Everybody remembers their first Nutcracker.”
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Award-winning panel to discuss creation of new Joffrey Nutcracker at Creative Matters event

Recrafting the iconic ballet The Nutcracker for one of the most renowned ballet companies in the country is no small feat. The creative team reimagining the Christmas classic will join members of the Joffrey Ballet to discuss the process at 5:30p.m., Nov. 28 at Hancher Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Creative Matters lecture series. The panel discussion is free and open to the public...