As the original home of the American Dance Festival, a founding partner of the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Theater Institute, and the site of a widely recognized biennial symposium on arts and technology, the College has a full suite of programs in the performing arts, including onStage, a professional performance series filled with world-class music, dance and theater, presented by artists from a wide spectrum of cultural and creative backgrounds and perspectives. It is unique, eclectic and innovative programming designed to engage, entertain and inspire.

At the heart of Conn’s culture of performing arts are The Athey Center for Performance and Research at Palmer Auditorium and Tansill Theater. The College also hosts, through the Ammerman Center, a Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, that creates a forum for multi-disciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology and contemporary culture. The symposium brings artists and researchers from a wide range of fields together to engage, interact and share ideas as they present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats.

 

 

 

 

Guest Artist Series

“Believe: An Evening with Stephanie J. Block”

Athey Center, Palmer Auditorium

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Join us for an evening of Broadway standards with Tony® Awarding-winning actress Stephanie J. Block.  Best known for her work on Broadway, Block originated the role of Liza Minelli in the “Boy From Oz” playing opposite Hugh Jackman, and won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical as the lead in “The Cher Show.”  In the role of the iconic star, Block was praised by Broadway World for her "smashing conviction, self-effacing humor and infinite stage power.” This concert will include songs such as, “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “Being Alive” and “Over the Rainbow.”

Tickets will go on sale August 22.

Tickets: $24; Seniors: $21; Students: $12; CC Faculty / Staff: $21; CC students with ID: $7 (General Admission)

 

Guest Artist Series

Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE
“The Equality of Night and Day”

Athey Center, Palmer Auditorium

Friday, February 10, 2023 7:30 PM

EVIDENCE, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word.  Founder and artistic director Ronald K. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of African forms and rhythms.  In this award-winning choreographer’s new work, “The Equality of Night and Day” (TEND), Brown examines the concepts of equity and fairness in a world where exploitation, gentrification, racism, and xenophobia are on the rise.  “TEND” is a work that seeks to explore truth not from anger but with a gentle focus that draws on history.

Tickets will go on sale August 22.

Tickets: $28; Seniors: $25; Students: $14; CC FACULTY / STAFF: $25; CC STUDENTS WITH ID: $7 (General Admission)