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Step up: How COVID-19 is affecting Sac State dance majors

Dance classes were not approved before the semester to take place in person leaving students to learn and practice their routines via Zoom. Graphic by Tara Gnewikow
Emmely Ramirez November 13, 2020

With most in-person classes suspended at Sacramento State, students have had to adjust to a new reality, including students in the dance program who are taking all their classes via Zoom. Sac State...

B Street Theatre holds special Halloween production

B Street Theatre will spend Hallow's Eve hosting the production of
Chanelle Muerong October 30, 2020
B Street Theatre is feeling the Halloween spirit with a one night only live production. There’s some suspicious activity in the building Peter Story is in, but Dana Brooke can only give help from behind a screen.

How Sac State arts students are transitioning to online classes

Sac State Students Joyce Vang, Miguel Forbes and Taylor Hill perform the dance
Piper Haitsuka and Dylan McNeill May 6, 2020

Many Sacramento State arts students have reported difficulty transitioning from in-person to online classes due to California’s shelter-at-home order.  Sac State senior Maia Pheng is working on getting...

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’

‘She Kills Monsters’ voted ‘Best Campus Performance’
Piper Haitsuka May 4, 2020

Themes of acceptance and queer visibility are shown through “She Kills Monsters,” a drama production based on the game Dungeons and Dragons that ran from Oct. 23 to Nov. 3, 2019 at Sacramento State’s...

Sacramento arts and entertainment businesses adapt to virtual formats

B Street Theater and the Crocker Art Museum were both forced to close their doors to the public due to statewide shelter-at-home orders. Both have pivoted to offering live events on Zoom with B Street holding live improv shows and the Crocker having live film and art discussions.
Olivia Laroa and Piper Haitsuka April 28, 2020

Two Sacramento arts businesses, B Street Theatre and Crocker Art Museum, made the switch to online events and classes due to statewide orders on March 16 given by CA Gov. Gavin Newsom to close all non-essential...

‘Gender-blind’ Romeo & Juliet play canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Chris Kamas (Romeo) and Harrison Moore (Juliet) perform the closing scene of Romeo and Juliet at a rehearsal on March 9, 2020. The show has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Piper Haitsuka and Laura Tang March 19, 2020

Sacramento State’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” was intended to break gender boundaries in a unique rendition of the popular play by William Shakespeare, but it was cancelled in an effort to...

Focused on ending gender-based violence, ‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer’ returns to Sac State

Actors in the production hold signs while chanting during a rehearsal in the University Union's Valley Suite.
Piper Haitsuka February 24, 2020

“A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” will return to Sacramento State for the second year in a row Thursday. Coordinated by Sac State's UNIQUE Programs and The Women’s Resource Center,...

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State

6 hot spots perfect for students to visit near Sac State
Magaly Muñoz and Erick Salgado February 4, 2020

The semester has started, class is in session and stress levels are starting to skyrocket. To ease some of that stress, here is a list of local Sacramento hot spots perfect for after class relaxation. Temple...

University Dance Company performances choreographed around one word: ‘justice’

Sac State dancers Joyce Vang, Juliane Rose Cooper and Louis Moreno rehearse for their upcoming shows. Sac State's University Dance Company will be performing at Shasta Hall from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7.
Patrick Walsh December 5, 2019

During rehearsal ahead of the first show of the “University Dance Company: Dance Site Fall 2019” performance series, Mikayla McGhee freed her fellow dancers from the drab confines of their black leotards.  During...

Sac State Opera Theatre will perform scenes from ‘Macbeth’ and other classics

Opera Theatre students Tatiana Grabciuc and Galina Orlova perform from
Patrick Walsh November 15, 2019

Sac State’s Opera Theatre will perform scenes from classic operas such as “Macbeth,” “The Magic Flute” and “Hansel & Gretel”  Sunday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Capistrano Concert Hall.  Ryan...

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