Bi-College Theater, Dance, and Music

The 2016-2017 Arts at Bryn Mawr brochure is available for download here.

Theater at Bryn Mawr
Mark Lord, Catharine Slusar, and Maiko Matsushima

Wear comfortable shoes, expect the unexpected, and reserve your place online here, by emailing, or by calling 610-526-5210.

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Save the Dates for the 2016-2017 Season

Bi-College Theater Program's Fall Production of
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Catharine Slusar
Friday–Sunday, Thursday–Saturday, November 11-13, 17-19, 2016
Hepburn Teaching Theater

Spring 2017 Production
Friday–Sunday, Thursday–Saturday, April 7-9, 13-15, 2017
Hepburn Teaching Theater

Recent Events

Crooked - Senior Thesis from Kristin Kury

by Catherine Trieschmann
A senior theater thesis directed by Kristin Kury

Fourteen year old Laney arrives in Oxford, Mississippi with a twisted back, a mother in crisis and a burning desire to be writer. When she befriends Maribel Purdy, a fervent believer in the power of Jesus Christ to save her from the humiliations of high school, Laney embarks on a hilarious spiritual and sexual journey that challenges her mother's secular worldview and threatens to tear their fragile relationship apart.

Friday, April 22nd at 7pm
Saturday, April 23rd at 2pm
Goodhart Common Room, Bryn Mawr College
Run time: 80 minutes. Crooked is performed without an intermission.

Admission is free, seating is limited. Email to reserve a seat.

Amelia Couderc '16
Kristin Kury '16
Erica Rice '17

Lighting Designer - Qi'er Luo '15
Stage Manager and Assistant Director - Emma Basen-Engquist '17

Please be advised that this play contains discussion of mental illness, discussion of a non-consensual sex act, an act of self-harm, and the use of stage blood.

Crooked is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Spring 2016 Theater Production
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark Lord
Friday–Sunday, Thursday–Saturday
April 8-10, 14-16, 7:30 PM

Theater Program Productions Archive

Dance at Bryn Mawr
Linda Caruso-Haviland and Madeline Cantor

From ballet to experimental, hip hop to Flamenco, explore the power and poetry of movement. Information: (610) 526-5208. For more information on the Dance Program and details on performances and classes, visit the dance department web page.

Save the Dates for the 2016-2017 Season

Faculty Dance Concert
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Pem or Hepburn Teaching Theater, TBA

Tabitha Student Dance Concert
Saturday–Sunday, February 18-19, 2017
Pem or Hepburn Teaching Theater, TBA

Spring Dance Concert
Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, 2017
McPherson Auditorium

Recent Events

Spring Dance Concert
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 6:30pm and Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30pm
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall Modern Dance Ensemble Concert Image 2015


Bryn Mawr and Haverford College Student Dancers Perform
Ballet, Modern, Hip-Hop Works and More
by Noted Faculty and Guest Choreographers

Bryn Mawr and Haverford student dancers will take to the stage for the Bryn Mawr College Dance Program Annual Spring Concert. The concert is the highlight of the Program’s spring calendar and presents an eclectic range of dance styles. Featuring original works choreographed or restaged by guest choreographers and advanced students, the performances take place Saturday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to performance, the concerts are free and open to the public, and a reception follows in the Benham Lobby. For general concert information, please call (610) 526-5210.

African Dance Image Concert 2015

This year, students will perform works by student choreographer Joie Waxler and by Linda Caruso Haviland, founder and director of the Dance Program. She earned her doctorate in Dance and Philosophy from Temple University, has performed her own work as well as that of independent choreographers in New York and in Philadelphia and danced principally with ZeroMoving Company under the direction of Hellmut Gottschild. Our critically noted guest choreographers include the following: Melanie Cotton studied with pioneering Hip-Hop legends Elite Force, Moncell Durden and Don “Campbell Lock” Campbell among others, and both studied and performed internationally with hip-hop great Rennie Harris. She directs a feminist Hip-Hop performance group, Women's Revolutionary Vagime and has also appeared on regional stages as an actress and singer in comedies, experimental theatre and musical theater. Colby Damon is a former member of Sacramento Ballet and Ballet X and has performed with Mark Morris Dance Group, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and independent choreographers. He has created choreography for Charlottesville Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet II and continues to perform his own work as well. Rev. Nia Eubanks-Dixon is a former dancer with two high-powered companies, Urban Bush Women and the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, and has been choreographing for DANSE4NIA Repertory Ensemble. Vicky Shick is an internationally regarded NY-based dancer and choreographer. She has been nominated three times for NYC “Bessie” awards and won one for her performances with renowned choreographer, Trisha Brown, and another for choreographic achievement. Lauren Putty White has performed with Parsons Dance in NYC and, most recently, with Philadanco. She has made works for several companies including BalletX and co-directs Putty Dance Project with her husband and jazz musician/composer Brent White.

Modern Dance Ensemble Concert Image 2015

All photos by Johanna Austin | AustinArt Photography

The 2016 Spring Dance Concerts are free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 23, 6:30p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 7:30p.m.

Receptions follow in the lobby.


Dance at Bryn Mawr is understood and practiced not only an art and an area of creative impulse and action but also as a significant and enduring human activity that can serve as a core of creative and scholarly inquiry within the liberal arts. The Dance Program at Bryn Mawr offers full semester courses in progressive levels of ballet, modern and jazz, as well as a full range of technique courses in diverse genres and various traditions. Several performance opportunities are available to students ranging from our Dance Outreach Project, which travels to schools throughout the Philadelphia region, to our annual Spring Concert in which students work with professional choreographers or reconstructors and perform in our main stage theater. The program also offers lecture and seminar courses designed to introduce students to dance as a vital area of academic inquiry with courses that examine dance within western practices as well as courses that excavate, extend or locate themselves beyond those social or theatrical traditions.

Students can take single courses in dance, can minor in dance, or apply for a major through the independent major program. The core academic curriculum for the dance minor or independent major in dance includes work in technique courses, performance ensembles, dance composition, courses in dance research or analysis and, for the major, a senior research or choreographic project.

Program Contacts:

Linda Caruso Haviland, Director and Associate Professor of Dance
Mady Cantor, Associate Director and Term Professor of Dance


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  • For accessibility issues or directions when the office is not staffed, contact campus safety at 610-526-7911.
Dance Performance Archives

Music at Bryn Mawr & Haverford
Heidi Jacob and Thomas Lloyd

A wide variety of concerts are presented in Thomas Great Hall (TGH) and in the Music Room (MR) at Bryn Mawr College, and in Founders Hall (FH) and Marshall Auditorium (MA) at Haverford College.

Save the Dates for the 2016-2017 Season

Bryn Mawr Family Weekend Concert
Saturday, October 22, 8:30 PM
Thomas Great Hall

Haverford Family Weekend Concert
Saturday, October 29, 8:30 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Orchestra
Fall Orchestra Concert
Friday, November 18, 8:00 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26; Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417 (“Tragic”); and Witlold Lutoslawski: Little Suite [Mala suita]

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Chorale
Fall Chorale Concert

Sunday, December 4, 3:00 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Chamber Singers
Annual Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 8, 8:00 PM
Haverford College - Founders Hall

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Chamber Music
Fall Chamber Music Concerts
Take a break from studies and enjoy student chamber music concerts.
All are free and open to the public.

Fall Chamber Music Concert #1
Monday, December 12, 7:30 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Fall Chamber Music Concert #2
Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 PM
Bryn Mawr College – Goodhart Music Room

Spring Orchestra Concert
Friday, April 7, 8:00 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, Op. 88 in G Major; Bi-Co student competition
concerto winner(s)

Spring Chorale Concert
Sunday, April 23, 3:00 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Program: Handel: Messiah

Chamber Singers' Rotunda Concert
Thursday, April 27, 4:45 PM
Haverford College - Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center

Bryn Mawr & Haverford Chamber Music
Spring Chamber Music Concerts
Take a break from studies and enjoy student chamber music concerts.
All are free and open to the public.
Spring Chamber Music Concert #1
Monday, May 1, 7:30 PM
Haverford College - Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium

Spring Chamber Music Concert #2
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 PM
Bryn Mawr College – Goodhart Music Room
Chamber Singers’ Annual Commencement Concert
Friday, May 12, 8:30 PM
Bryn Mawr College - Thomas Great Hall