Duke’s theaters, galleries, and other arts venues are typically busiest in April! This year, we bring the buzz, artwork, and stages online. Our creative community has risen to meet the challenges of the pandemic while connecting us through making and sharing new work.

The Duke Arts Student Showcase shines a light on Duke University academic arts departments—Theater Studies, Dance, Music, English, and Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Join us for the premiere of this produced special that highlights the artistic accomplishments of undergraduate students in Spring 2021, featuring remarks by Duke University President Vincent E. Price, Provost Sally Kornbluth, Vice Provost for the Arts John V. Brown, department chairs, and other special guests. Meet student artists as they share excerpts of their work and experience how artistic practice at Duke has evolved under pandemic restrictions.

This premiere showing includes the complete performance of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Continuous Replay: Come Together,” re-staged by Duke Dance faculty member Andrea E. Woods Valdés and performed by Duke Dance Program students. This special staging builds on a summer 2020 collaboration by company members and alumni in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.