Center for Theater & Dance Walk-Though: Main Dance Studio
“The large dance studio is a centerpiece of the new building. The space offers a great view of our quad campus,” said Black.
Black says one of the dance studio’s coolest features is its size. “We work at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center for at least one of our shows every year and there is a very large stage – bigger than most of the students are able to work on, and we never had a space. big enough to completely rehearse for the musicals we produce there, and this studio will give us the opportunity to do that. “
Another great aspect of the large dance studio is the lighting.
“Our students will be able to work, dance and perform in this space with beautiful natural light overlooking the entire campus,” said Black.
Theater and dance center
Millikin officially opened its new theater and dance center in a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. The new center promises to be a centralized place to cultivate, foster and display creativity, and will also provide a new place for Millikin. performing arts to delight, inform and inspire the public.
The $ 29 million project will feature a 260-seat flexible theater that includes an orchestra pit, balcony, and a technical gallery with a tension wire grid. The new building will also include lighting and sound laboratories, a costume studio, a costume room, collaboration spaces, offices and support facilities for current staff with room for improvement.
Located on the former site of the Richards Treat University Center, the new Millikin Theater and Dance Center will also feature four theater studios, two dance studios, two designer classrooms and rehearsal rooms as well as brand new equipment. modern theater and LED lights.
Donations were made to support the fundraising efforts of a community of generous alumni, community leaders and the board of directors. Fundraising efforts continue. To learn more, visit millikin.edu/cftad.