Halsey Hall, the dance building, is a pretty eccentric building. The students, faculty and professors that are within those brick walls are some of the most creative, unique and interesting people on this campus. As dancers, we are used to never wearing shoes in Halsey and we also wear some pretty ridiculous outfits in order to stay warm during the cold winter months. A pretty standard “dancer” outfit would be shorts under a pair of sweats, a tank top with a long sleeve t-shirt on top, with another shirt or sweatshirt tied around the waist. Of course, thick wool socks are a necessity to completing the outfit. If a non-dancer were to walk into Halsey they may potentially see some skipping or dancing in the hallways or hear loud noise above coming from the studios on the second floor. But this semester, Halsey has managed to become even more of a unique building on the Iowa campus.
The theater department, due to construction, now has classes in Halsey Hall. Screams, sobs, and excessive laughter can be heard from the other side of the building. Blindfolded students are being led around the building. Students are talking to themselves as they rehearse their monologue for their next class. Crazy stuff is happening this semester, and it is awesome I get to be apart of this amazing nonsense!
Shameless self promotion time…
The theater department just had their opening night for their new musical, Makeover. I have not seen it yet, but I have heard amazing things about it. Check out this Iowa Now Article!
Something I am more familiar with is the Faculty/Graduate Dance Concert. It is next weekend, the 13, 14,15th of February. I am performing in two faculty works for the performance. It is also perfect date night material with your Valentine. Dinner and a show 🙂