Spotlight

We are shining a light on the extensive inquiry, activity, dialogue, and debate that takes place in the performing arts, both on the Mills College campus and around the world.

Lisser Hall Reopens Following an Extensive Renovation.
Learn about the team effort behind the successful renovation and revitalization of historic Lisser Hall into a state-of-the-art performance venue.

Mills Dance Alumna Shirley Mordine is Feted by the Chicago Tribune.
“Any semblance of modern dance in this city is because of Shirley Mordine,” declares the Tribune in a compelling retrospective on her storied career.

Mills is Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant for Humanities Project.
With Mellon Foundation award, Mills students and faculty will launch a multi-year project to connect with local and national performing artists.

Theater Professor Victor Talmadge Appears in New CalShakes Production.
Tony Kushner’s contemporary adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan explores the deep conflict between goodness and survival.

New Yorker Hails Alumna Holly Herndon’s AI Collaboration Album.
“Herndon’s desire to see technology as neither the best thing ever nor the worst marks her as unusual,” says the magazine about her new album, PROTO.

Alumnus Brian Baumbusch Debuts New Commission at Other Minds.
San Francisco’s famous experimental music festival commissioned Baumbusch to create an evening-long multimedia piece, The Pressure, for Other Minds 24.

Choreographer Robert Moses Joins the Mills Dance & Theater Department.
Internationally recognized choreographer, dancer, and dance company founder Robert Moses joins Mills this fall as a distinguished visiting professor.

Hear the Future of Music at Signal Flow.
This annual four-day festival features electronic, experimental, and visionary new music by graduating master’s degree candidates at Mills College.

Contact Us

Mills Performing Arts
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
P: 510.430.2191
E: performing-arts@mills.edu