Dance at Illinois has five spacious studios located in our Nevada Studio Complex and The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The Nevada Studio Complex includes two buildings (DAB and Nevada Studios) and is located in close proximity to the Krannert Center. The Dance Administration Building (DAB) includes an intimate rehearsal space, a classroom with video/media equipment and faculty offices. The Nevada Studios, houses two spacious (60’ x 46’ and 43’ x 41’) studios, a media lab and offices. There are two large studios in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. One of the Krannert studios, DRK, serves as both a studio and as a flexible theater, equipped with full production equipment.
In addition we have access to a physical therapy room and several state-of-the-art technology labs, including the Beckman Center VisLab, the virtual reality CUBE at NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), the IACAT Advanced Performance Research facility, a new lab space for investigations into motion capture and high definition graphics for performing arts, and the TEEVE (Tele-immersive Environment for Everybody) project for 3D tele-immersive networked dance. Additionally, DRK, our main dance studio at Krannert Center, is outfitted with high-bandwidth network for collaborative performance possibilities.
Dance at Illinois presents five performance series at the world-class Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Filling a two-block area of the University of Illinois\' east campus, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is one of the leading cultural centers and educational facilities in the country. Built in April 1969, The New York Times called the facility "one of the most ingeniously worked out art complexes anywhere," and the Christian Science Monitor noted that "the performing arts now have a home equal to the gilded science-palaces that adorn other campuses." The complex includes four state of the art theatres, scenic and wardrobe shops, audio, video, and rehearsal studios; classroom space for dance, music, and theatre; a cafe and a gift shop. The Center is the main performing laboratory for students and faculty in the performing arts and the hub for outside cultural events in dance, theatre, music, mime and opera.