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Northwestern seniors present final artwork and dance projects in spring shows

Northwestern seniors Thomas Boyer, Marielle Issa and Rachel Hughes perform 'A Verse of Threes' May 23 to 25 at Wirtz Center

In celebration of the culmination of four years of academic work and creative practice, the Northwestern University dance program and the art theory and practice department each will showcase the work of exceptional seniors in May.

Senior dance concert: “A Verse of Threes”

Northwestern’s dance program in the School of Communication presents “A Verse of Threes,” a night of collaborative choreography from senior dance majors Thomas Boyer, Rachel Hughes and Marielle Issa. The program is the first senior dance concert presented as one cohesive set of worlds.

The evening-length dance work explores dreamscapes, relationships and identity within transition. The performance also will showcase the trio dancing in a work by professional guest choreographer Carrie Hanson, artistic director of The Seldoms.

“A Verse of Threes” will take place May 23 to 25 in the Wirtz Center Upstairs Blackbox, 1949 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.

Performance times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  

Tickets are $10 for general public and $5 for full-time students. Tickets and more information are available on the Wirtz Center website or through the box office at 847-491-7282.

“Elsewhere” exhibition at Dittmar Gallery

“Elsewhere,” an exhibit of the work of five Northwestern seniors in the art theory and practice department at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, will be on view May 16 to June 11 at Dittmar Memorial Gallery in Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.

An opening reception will be held May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.  

“Elsewhere” explores how each artist creates their own space, alternative to the one we exist within here and now, through the execution of myriad individual practices. Featuring work by Kimani Emmanuel, Nelly Lin, Marina Seyffert, Balim Tezel and James Tsui, this group exhibition celebrates the work these five undergraduates have created throughout their time at Northwestern.

Dittmar Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except when a new exhibition is being mounted. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Dittmar website, call the Dittmar Gallery at 847-491-2348 or email

The Wirtz Center and Dittmar Gallery are members of the Northwestern Arts Circle, which brings together film, humanities, literary arts, music, theater, dance and visual arts.