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MFA Thesis Performance 

April 24th  2021  

Details to come! 

Spring Dance Concert - Gonzaga University Dance Department 

April 23rd & 24th  2021  

Join the Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department for Spring Dance Concert for our livestream!

April 23rd @ 7:30 pm and April 24th 2:00 pm 
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

Love Your Body Week - Gonzaga University Repertory Company Performance

February 9th 2020, 7:30 PM

Join the Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department for their fourth annual Love Your Body Week! 


GURDC premieres new work, The Threads that Make Us, by CarliAnn Bruner created in collaboration with dancers. Inspired by the matriarchs of their individual lives, the dancers honor their dear ones with a beautiful dance full of gestures and anecdotes of their relationships. 

February 9th @ 7:30 pm 
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall, Gonzaga University

Spring Dance Concert - Gonzaga University Dance Department 

April 17th & 18th 2020  

Join the Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department for Spring Dance Concert!

April 17th @ 7:30 pm and April 18th 2:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

Tickets: $15
Purchase tickets online at:

Dance Presents! Khambatta Dance & Forthun + Rome

November 23rd, 2019 | 7:30 PM

Join the Gonzaga Theatre & Dance Department for Dance Presents! featuring Khambatta Dance Company and Forthun+Rome Dance Theater with the 2019/2020 Gonzaga University Repertory Dance Company.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center - Mainstage, Gonzaga University

Tickets: $15
Purchase tickets online at:

Showing of Graduate School Project

December 7th 2019, 6:30 PM

CarliAnn is in her second semester of grad school, pursuing her MFA in dance. She will be showing her latest project Saturday December 7th at 6:30 PM at Spokane Woman's Club, Northwest Room. 

Cost is free, donations suggested. 

Snacks and beverages to follow 

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater Receives James Ray Residency

2018 - 2019

CarliAnn's dance company, Forthun+Rome Dance Theater, was selected as one of the recipients of the James Ray Residency for 2018-19. This is a year-long residency supported by the Raynier Foundation and presented by Seattle International Dance Festival. 

Gonzaga University's "A New Season": Grand Opening of Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center 

April 25th 2019 | 7:30 PM

April 26th 2019 | 10 AM

April 27th & 28th 2019 | 2PM

CarliAnn had the privilege of guest choreographing parts of "A New Season: a celebration of artistry, place and potential". 

Join Gonzaga Dance, Music, and Theatre students and colleagues for the inaugural production of the new Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. In a journey through the seasons, A New Season celebrates creativity in our region with energetic movement, imaginative costumes, colorful projections, poetry, and song. More than 125 performers from the Gonzaga Repertory Dance Company, Acting and Dance Ensembles, Concert Choir, and Chamber Orchestra will perform works by regional poets along with the cantata for choir and orchestra, A Time to Dance, by Alec Roth.

April 25th | 7:30PM
Grand Opening of the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

April 26th | 10AM
School Matinee Performance

April 27th & 28th | 2PM

Tickets are on-sale now! Purchase them online or by calling the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Box Office at 509-313-2787 (313-ARTS).

$15 - $75

Open Studio + Reception

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater 

April 6th, 2019

2:30 - 4:30 pm 

Join Forthun+Rome Dance Theater for a sneak peek of our newest piece that will be performed at the 2019 Seattle International Dance Festival. Then stay to chat with the artists at the reception following immediately after the showing, complete with drinks and hors d'oeuvres!


Location: Yaw Theater, 6520 5th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108

Date and Time: Saturday April 6th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

RSVP for the Open Studio + Reception to save your spot today! Admission is free and space is limited!

Contact Improvisation in Spokane in 2019! 

January 26th 

February 16th 

March 2nd

March 30th 

April 27th 

May 18th 

Saturday January 26th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM marks the kick off of contact improvisation classes here in Spokane! To stay up to date on what's happening with these classes, join the Facebook group "Contact Improvisation Spokane".

Please find more details about the upcoming class below.


Where will classes be? Spokane Woman's Club in the Club Room, the entrance is the green door off of south Walnut Street. There is plenty of free parking and easy access to I-90 and downtown.


What to expect from class? Classes will be 2 hours long, starting at 11 am and going till 1 pm. Each class will start with an individual warm up and progress to dancing with others. We will be exploring fun and interesting exercises and tasks to dive into the different facets of contact improvisation. Safety is one of my top priorities and the class can be adapted for different skill levels. 


If you have any advanced dance or physical theater students interested and they are 16 years old or older, let me know and we can work out accommodations.


What do I wear to class? In contact improvisation, there is a lot of rolling and sliding on the floor. I recommend wearing pants and layers on top, one of those layers being a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt, and bare feet. Knee pads are a good idea, I recommend these knee pads for contact improvisation as they aren't bulky.

Classes are $5 to $10 on a sliding scale.


January 27th, 2019

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is holding auditions for its third season! 

Cost: FREE

Locaton: Kawasaki Studio, Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave #100, Seattle, WA 98122
Date: Sunday January 27th, 2019
Time: Doors open at 9:00 am, audition begins at 9:30 am and ends at 11:30 am.

Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is seeking three dancers to join the company for our third season! Forthun+Rome Dance is a recipient of the James Ray Residency for 2018-2019, dancers selected will perform in the culmination of this residency at the Seattle International Dance Festival in June 2019.

The audition will include contemporary choreography, partnering, and improvisation. Dancers will explore Forthun+Rome's technical contemporary/modern movement. In the audition, we will utilize floor work and explore how the human body can navigate in and out of the floor both dynamically and with ease. We will explore partnering by manipulating the points of control and play with connection. Improvisation will be utilized to identify individual natural flow and groove.

Space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing your resume and headshot to, subject "2019 Audition." If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or message us.

- Forthun+Rome Dance Theater is a recipient of the James Ray Residency Project, as such we will kick off our rehearsal process with a three day residency in West Seattle at Grass Roots Studio. Attendance of the residency is mandatory from 9 am - 6 pm February 22nd - 24th with the option of staying over night.
- Rehearsals will be every Saturday from 12 pm - 3 pm March 2nd - June 8th.
- Performances will be either June 11th or 13th, with tech and dress rehearsal the day of.
- Possibility of performance opportunities in Fall 2019 in Spokane, Washington.


Rapport | A Collection of Interactions presented at Terrain 

October 5th, 2018

Location: Jensen Byrd, 131 E. Main Ave, Spokane Washington

When: October 5th from 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

What: An event showcasing artists across many genres, including poetry, photography, music, dance, and many more

Acro & Contemporary Master Classes at Emerald City Dance Complex (Seattle, WA)

October 13th 2018, 11:00 - 3:00 pm 

Skill Builders for Acro including front walkovers, back walkovers, side aerials, and fun partnering. 

Acro & Contemporary Master Classes at Cornerstone Dance Studio (Bellevue, WA)

August 2nd 2018, 1:30 - 4:30 pm 

Skill Builders for Acro including front walkovers, back walkovers, side aerials, and fun partnering. 

Contemporary will focus on taking up space, harnessing momentum, letting go and flying with the steps. 

Contact Improvisation at Gonzaga University Summer Dance Intensive

July 27th 2018,

1:15 - 2:45 pm

Introduction to contact improvisation. 

Acro Workshop at Emerald City Dance Complex (Seattle, WA) 

July 18th & !9th 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Skill Builders workshop focused on cartwheels, handstands, aerials, back handsprings, etc. 

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