Weekly Announcements – January 26 to February 1

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This week: A message from Julia, Study Abroad Information, Welcome to New Technique Faculty, Shen Wei Dance Arts at The State Theater, a Reminder to Check Your Schedules, Drop/Add/Withdraw Deadlines, Production Study, Safety Reminders, Guest in Residence, and “The Futurist”.

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FROM JULIA

Wishing you a wonderful second week of Spring 2014!
Please be sure to set up your appointments with Kim and Hollie in advance so you can maintain strong and healthy through the semester.
Stay warm and enjoy!

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STUDY ABROAD

If you are interested in study abroad for next year, be sure to visit the RU Study Abroad Website and begin your application asap!

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WELCOME NEW TECHNIQUE FACULTY – JONATHAN CAMPBELL

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JONATHAN CAMPBELL (Performer), originally from Dallas, Texas, received his B.F.A. from The Juilliard School in 2010 and is a 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He has performed the works of Aszure Barton, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, Larry Keigwin, and Johannes Wieland. Since graduation, Jonathan has danced for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, GALLIM Dance, The DASH Ensemble and is thrilled to be in his third year with Sidra Bell Dance New York. Jonathan is also the co-founder of MADboots dance co.

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SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS AT THE STATE THEATER, NEW BRUNSWICK!

Thursday, February 6, 8pm

Pick Up Your Tickets!!!

BFA majors – please be sure to organize your tickets, including picking up a ticket from Anne Marie’s office to see Shen Wei at The State Theater on Thursday, February 6th. This is a mandatory performance.
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BA majors – we have secured $14 tickets for you for Shen Wei Dance Arts – please see Anne Marie in the main office.

LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION INFORMATION?

NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE TECH SCHEDULE IS?

Check out the PRODUCTION CALENDARS Page under “For Students” Tab or click this link
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STUDENTS: CHECK YOUR SCHEDULES

Please check your class schedules to make sure everything you think you are/should be registered for is listed on your schedule.  You can check your schedules by going to:

http://www.myrutgers.edu

Click on (1) Resources, (2) Academics, (3) My Schedule

Email Frederick (Frederick.curry@rutgers.edu) if you have problems registering for any dance courses. 

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DROP/ADD/WITHDRAW DEADLINES

January 30: Undergraduate students – last day to DROP courses without “W” grade

January 31: Undergraduate students – last day to ADD courses

January 31-March 24: Undergraduate Drop Period with a “W” grade

If you drop, add or withdraw from a course, please confirm the change by checking your schedule via my.rutgers.edu.

For additional Spring registration information, go to:

http://nbregistrar.rutgers.edu/undergrad/s14ugcal.htm

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PRODUCTION STUDY

Do you need to register for and/or sign up for Production Study crew hours?

A reminder of Production Study graduation requirements:

BFA & BA: 2 credits = 80 hours of crew

Minor: 1 credit = 40 hours of crew

Please be reminded that signing up for a show crew is a serious and important commitment that you receive credit for.  The following rules will be in place from now on.

  • Sign-up sheets are posted on the board between studios 111 and 112.  Please look CAREFULLY at the dates and times listed.  If you cannot make a date or time, check in with Jacqueline Reid before signing up.  Some conflicts can be worked out, some cannot.  Check with Jacqueline first.
  • Once you’ve signed up for crew, do not cross off your name without checking with Jacqueline first.  Anyone crossing off their name on their own will be penalized the amount of hours they signed up for—for example, if you signed up for 20, you will be penalized 20 hours.
  • Cancelling your crew commitment without medical or other emergency reasons/documentation within a week of the commitment will also result in penalty.  Please note emergencies include car accidents and deaths in the family. Studying for an exam is not an emergency.

The performances of you and your peers are dependent on people committing
with focus to their crew hours.  Please respect the work of your peers and
the department by treating the commitment to crew as an important part of
your semester.

Email Jacqueline Reid (jacqreid@rci.rutgers.edu) if you have crew questions.

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SAFETY REMINDERS

  • Remain alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you at all times.
  • Do not let anyone into a secured building or room that you do not know.
  • Do not leave equipment, materials, or personal items unattended or unsecured at any time.
  • Do not prop open does.
  • Be aware of your surroundings even when inside.
  • Walk in groups at night or call Rutgers Police at 732-932-7211 and ask for a walking escort.
  • If working/studying in buildings during breaks, especially after normal business hours, make sure to coordinate with a friend/colleague to go together.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility…

if you see something say something!

Call Rutgers Police anytime at 732-932-7211

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GUEST IN RESIDENCE

Dr. Serhan Ada

February 3-7, 2014

Dr. Serhan Ada is a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders and is the head of the Cultural Management (B.A. and M.A.) Program of Istanbul Bilgi University and the founding director of santralistanbul, an international center for arts and culture. Among other positions, he is also vice chairman of Anadolu Kültür A.Ş. and interim president of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO on Cultural Diversity. He earned a B.Sc from the International Relations Programme at Ankara University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Middle East Technical University.

February 3 – 12:35-3:35 (Choreo 4 and Choreo 1 classes)
Studio 110
Dr. Serhan Ada will present a workshop focusing on cultural entrepreneurship in collaboration with Alfred Blake Assistant Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Entrepreneurship
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February 5 – 12:35-1:55 (Dance Assembly​ – required for BFA dance majors, BA and EdM majors welcome to attend)
Studio 110
Dr. Serhan Ada will lecture to BFA, BA, EdM, dance minors and invited guests about the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders and give insights into global perspectives on cultural entrepreneurship and development based on his work internationally.
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“THE FUTURIST”

February 5th and 6th at 8:30PM at HERE Arts in New York City

Performed by Kate Martel, Michael Ingle, Jennifer Sydor, and Laura Peterson

Composer/Sound Designer: Joe Diebes

How far away is the future? What happens to your body when you think about the future? What will happen to us? The Futurist is an evening-length dance by Laura Peterson Choreography with sound installation by composer Joe Diebes where moving sound sources and speakers transform into costumes, furniture, or landscapes, and complex choreography physicalizes states of dread, hope, anticipation, and excitement of imagined possible futures. Drawn from interviews with diverse groups of participants, The Futurist explores the questions we ask about the future.

This dance addresses ideas about the uniquely human experience of contemplating the future. It reflects my interest in the Futurist period of early 20th century art and the accompanying writings regarding velocity and human energy, “rashness” and out of control hatred, as well as other questions I ask about how this idea permeates popular culture. What is Futuristic? What is the future of government, currency, technology and our bodies? Prosthetic and space travel.

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