Kim Leeson captured this sensational photo from Dance’s ground-breaking production of Firebird at the 2016 Spring Dance Concert
It’s been nothing less than a busy year at SMU’s
. Meadows School of the Arts
As we continue on to summer and reflect on the inspiring events of 2015-2016—which included the announcement of the Meadows Prize, ground-breaking choreography from the division of Dance, a visit from the iconic actress Isabella Rossellini, a stunning production of
The Magic Flute, Meadows at the Winspear and much, much more—we present a look at photos we love from the year at SMU Meadows School of the Arts. The indefatigable photographer Kim Leeson (all photos by Kim Leeson unless noted) was on hand for many Meadows events. Here are just some of our favorites:
Blake Hackler directed , a extraordinary reworking of the martyrdom of Joan of Arc St. Joan of the Stockyards
The Meadows Jazz Orchestra’s spring show.
Scene from SMU Opera’s The Magic Flute
Architecture critic Mark Lamster acted as guest critic during a fall 2015 SMU Art class.
Dennis Wees (L), Senior Voice Performance Major–seen here at the 2015 Meadows at the Meyerson– won $10,000 Second Prize at an international competition.
Swordplay. A scene from SMU Theatre’s Macbeth.
At first, writing code seemed out of reach. Now Brittni Watkins is earning her B.A. in creative computing.
The first-ever Swing Dance Concert at SMU, featuring the Meadows Jazz Orchestra (photo by Kim Leeson)
Commencement. (Photo by Kim Leeson)
Six of Associate Professor of Art Debora Hunter’s large-scale photographs were exhibited in a window of the flagship Neiman Marcus store. The Dallas Art Fair named Hunter the 2016 Honoree.
Isabella Rossellini presented a Film Master Class alongside Film’s Rick Worland (photo by Kim Leeson)
A special concert curated by Meadows’ new Artists-in-Residence, pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, celebrating the 25th anniversary at SMU of world-renowned concert pianist and Joel Estes Tate Chair Joaquín Achúcarro.
First project of new Public Works Dallas initiative, developed with Meadows Prize winner Lear deBessonet (pictured), will involve community members as actors
Claudia Zapata, (Photo via @ClaudiaeZapata), one of nine master’s and doctoral students in art history were able to travel to Berlin, Warsaw and Treblinka to deliver presentations on historical sites they had previously only read about.
Meadows theatre students helped competitors of the August Wilson Monologue Competition prepare