News by Topic: Performing Arts
November 19, 2019
RIT welcomes creative students with performing arts scholarships
In an effort to help RIT develop the leading performing arts program in the nation for non-majors, nearly 150 first-year students interested in performing arts this year received partial scholarships.
November 18, 2019
New hub will bring magic of Imagine RIT to campus every day
An ambitious initiative along the Quarter Mile will transform RIT into a maker’s heaven, where the arts and technology converge and ideas percolate freely.
November 8, 2019
Q&A and film screening with co-star of ‘Guest Artist,’ RIT alumnus Thomas Macias
RIT alumnus Thomas Macias will share his experience co-starring in the award-winning film Guest Artist with Jeff Daniels during a screening and Q&A event Nov. 18 at RIT’s Panara Theater. Macias is a Brighton native who graduated from RIT in 2013 with an applied arts and sciences degree.
November 6, 2019
RIT/NTID hosts award-winning actress Marlee Matlin Dec. 5
Marlee Matlin will be the featured presenter as part of NTID’s Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series. Matlin will present on the topic of addiction and recovery, based on her 2009 book I’ll Scream Later.
November 1, 2019
Register for Dr. Munson's Performing Arts Challenge
President Munson’s Performing Arts Challenge will be part of Freeze Fest in 2020. The contest is open to all current RIT students who enjoy dance, music, theater, comedy, juggling and more.
October 31, 2019
RIT/NTID presents ‘People of the Third Eye’ Nov. 8 and Nov. 15-17
People of the Third Eye is a collection of pieces created collaboratively by cast members and includes various genres of ASL performance art and poetry, personal narratives, creative storytelling and dramatic monologues.
October 22, 2019
Student who starred on Nigerian TV follows his passions for music, engineering at RIT
Adesola "Dewé" Adedewe, a third-year electrical engineering major, may be thousands of miles from his native Nigeria, but that doesn’t stop him from being recognized by other international students who watched him as a contestant on The Voice: Nigeria, which aired throughout the African continent in 2016.
October 15, 2019
Oscar-nominated director, Brighton native to screen latest documentary at RIT/NTID Oct. 18
A 2019 documentary by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be screened at NTID this week. Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, the story of Brodsky’s deaf son and her parents, RIT/NTID retirees Paul and Sally Taylor, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
September 19, 2019
Fringe festival continues with more performances/exhibits from RIT
The popular KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival continues through Saturday, offering hundreds of performances and displays in downtown Rochester, including many showcasing the talents of RIT students, faculty, staff and Osher members.
September 9, 2019
RIT offers film and photography, music, belly dancing and ukuleles at this year’s Fringe Festival
RIT students, faculty, staff and Osher members are part of the 12-day lineup of more than 570 eclectic performances during the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is a celebration of the performing and visual arts in more than 30 venues in downtown Rochester, featuring world-renowned performers as well as up-and-comers.
August 30, 2019
New RIT students get a taste of performing arts options during orientation week
Nearly 200 first-year students at RIT sampled a few of the many performing arts options available during orientation week, including dance, music, poetry and acting options.
August 23, 2019
RIT president outlines progress on major initiatives
RIT President David Munson this morning welcomed back the community, saying that the university is positioned for another exciting academic year.