THIS WEEK: A note from Julia, department photoshoot, Spring Dance Concert, Pilates during ACDFA, new professional opportunities.
Many thanks to students, faculty and staff for your generosity of spirit and your warm welcome to Idan Cohen and Dancers last week! It was a wonderful residency and I believe we are all enriched from these experiences. HUGE thanks to Dr. Jeff Friedman for coordinating the residency!
A reminder that we will have a photographer “living the life” of our Dance Department on Tuesday, March 5. Please dress sharp and keep the studios free of your belongings. Thank you!
Sending merde and best wishes to everyone involved in the Spring Dance Concert! I regret I will be away at a conference over next weekend but I will be coming to the Wednesday night dress rehearsal. Congratulations to all the choreographers and dancers, thanks to the tech crew and everyone – enjoy the beauty that you do!
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES & REMINDERS
Pilates during ACDFA. All Pilates quartets are reminded to contact Kim with information regarding members of the quartet attending ACDFA. If one or two are missing from a quartet, we can still run the quartet and perhaps invite someone who has been through the training to join you.
DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
MARCH 6 thru 10 – SPRING DANCE CONCERT. Student choreography from BFA Dance Majors. Facebook Event
APRIL 18 thru 21 – BFA SENIOR DANCE CONCERT. Senior BFA students present their choreography. Facebook Event
APRIL 26-28, MAY 3-5 – DANCEPLUS SPRING 2013. New work from guest artists Stefanie Batten Bland and Laura Peterson. New work from faculty Paulette Sears, Keith Thompson and Frederick Curry. Facebook Event
MARCH 6 — Art After Hours. Meagan Woods & Company returns to the Zimmerli to present “Vieux Paris-Paris Nouveau” (“Old Paris-New Paris”), beginning at 7 pm. This original choreographed work captures the preoccupations of Paris circa 1900: a time of growth and industrialization toward the future, as well as nostalgia and heartbreak over the city’s past. This piece surveys the abundance of dance and movement theater forms, ranging from mime to can-can, and from the billowing fabric of Loie Fuller to the improvised forms of Isadora Duncan. Featuring Kyle Marshall, Nicholas Ruiz, and Meagan Woods. Information
MARCH 6 — $5 Paul Taylor Tickets. The Paul Taylor Dance Company is offering $5 tickets to the March 6 performance of Brandenburgs and Speaking in Tongues in four separate pop-up shops across Manhattan. New York Times article
MARCH 9 & 10, 16 & 17 – Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Spring Season 2013. Presenting the works of Igal Perry, Dwight Rhoden, Enzo Celli, Sidra Bell, and Ohad Naharin. Student tickets $20. Information, tickets
MARCH 18 — Broadway Backwards 2013. Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre sung by their favorite Broadway performers. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Center in NYC. Faculty member Barbara Angeline will perform. Information
MARCH 22 & 23 — STAGEfest 2013. The inaugural year of STAGEfest is a vibrant and diverse weekend of theatrical and musical performances, highlighting and celebrating the arts in our region. Performances will take advantage of many spaces in the Loew’s – mainstage, lobbies, salons, promenades and hallways. Tasty local refreshments will be available at the Grand Lobby Cafe, and an extraordinary display of theatrical costume will enhance this immersive experience. We are presenting duets as part of Moving Two, featuring Kyle Marshall and Meagan Woods. Information
MARCH 27 — Move-Meant: A Symposium on Contemporary Modern Dance. On March 27, 2013 at Rutgers-Newark, featuring Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, a Philadelphia-based, multicultural, contemporary modern dance company, committed to using dance to foster personal, cultural, and social change. The symposium includes a daytime dance workshop and an evening performance. Information
APRIL 14 — 10 HAIRY LEGS. Professor Randy James’ all male company makes its New Brunswick debut at the Crossroads Theatre, presenting Rook, a new solo for Nick Sciscione with live music, a major revival of Endured Lull with guest artist Aaron Ramos, Claire Porter’s Interview performed by guest artist Tony Bordonaro of Sleep No More, and The Day After Jesus Was Born, commissioned by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Tickets start at $12 for students. Information
APRIL 27 – JERSEY MOVES! The second part of this year’s festival brings a diverse program of works from Timothy Kochka with The Davis Academy, Bani Ray, Nimbus Dance Works, New Jersey Tap Ensemble, Dance Tactics, and American Repertory Ballet. Information
TRAVEL & STUDY ABROAD
Visit studyabroad.rutgers.edu for information on study abroad at Rutgers. Remember that the application deadline has been extended to the end of March, and that the scholarship deadline remains March 15.
PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & INTENSIVES
The Gaga Intensive Summer Course 2013 in Tel Aviv has been announced. July 28 to August 9. Information
Move-Meant: A Symposium on Contemporary Modern Dance. On March 27, 2013 at Rutgers-Newark, featuring Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble, a Philadelphia-based, multicultural, contemporary modern dance company, committed to using dance to foster personal, cultural, and social change. The symposium includes a daytime dance workshop and an evening performance. Information
The collection of all performance, choreography, and intensive postings may be found on the Professional Opportunities page.