Last week, while Dancescapes was getting set up in the Barnett Theatre, I as at the annual United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference in St. Louis. My colleague Tracey Lyons was also there. Most excitingly, one of our costume design students, Kat Middleton, won the Midwest Region’s Founder’s Award this year, so the department was able to find some funds and get her to the conference to accept her award.
The entrance to America’s Center (just because):
Waiting for the keynote address to begin:
Some of the day’s offerings. I went to the Contemporary Chinese Stage design seminar:
In the USITT book shop, there was our book, on the table, for sale! Tracey and I both participated in the official conference book signing later.
Some of the Cover the Walls displays. Lots of interesting student work from all over:
And an interesting display of Contemporary European costume design:
The excitement of the Midwest Regional section meeting:
And Kat receiving the Founder’s Award:
The crowd waiting for the Expo floor to open:
And the Expo floor itself:
Another session. This time, on dance lighting, featuring the lighting supervisors of the NYC Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Paul Taylor companies:
Waiting for the dance lighting session to begin:
On the Expo floor, a stop by the Routledge Press booth, and there our book was again. Also got to finally meet, in person, our editorial assistant Meredith!
I was also able to spend a little time away from the conference, checking out some sights of St. Louis. Here I enjoy a cubano espresso and a slice of gooey butter cake at a coffee shop near Lafayette Square: