Weekly Announcements – March 11 to 17

Photo by Keith A. Muccilli/ Keith Muccilli Photography, LLC

THIS WEEK:  A note from Julia, Spring Break, Julia in Rutgers Focus, links to news in dance

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FROM JULIA

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Spring Dance Concert. I heard wonderful things and everyone should be very proud. As we move into this week, we have candidates of our faculty search visiting on Tuesday and Wednesday. I hope you enjoy their classes and presentations. Best wishes to everyone finishing up mid-term projects and exams and I wish you a restful and recuperative Spring Break.

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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.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

DEPARTMENT OF DANCE

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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

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OUTSIDE SHOWS

MARCH 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. Informationtickets

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

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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

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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.

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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES & INTENSIVES

The Yard has extended their application deadline for their 2013 Summer Internship Program. Information

The collection of all performance, choreography, and intensive postings may be found on the Professional Opportunities page.

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KUDOS & SHOUT-OUTS

Department Chair Julia Ritter was recently featured in Rutgers Focus regarding her upcoming project in Istanbul, Turkey. Read the article

Julie Ritter, chair and artistic director dance MGSA

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NEWS IN DANCE

NYTimes:  It’s a Worldwide Dance Craze, but It’s Not the Real Harlem Shake

Brooklyn Daily:  Ballet with bits: Artist makes computer program that makes art

NYTimes:  No Tiptoeing Around His Opinions — Paul Taylor on why he makes dances

San Francisco Classical Voice:  The Rite Stuff — discussing the real cause of the riots at the Rite of Spring

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