This week: A message from John, Reminder to Pick Up Concert Tickets, Mason Gross Dance at New Jersey High School Dance Festival, Opportunity for Dancers, Interesting Courses for 2014-2015, Opportunities for Ed.M. Majors, and Special Events.
Hello all – Excitement builds as we move into the VJM for 4 weeks of performances to close out the spring semester. Did I say spring? OK, maybe soon it will feel like spring. Please take care of yourselves during these busy and challenging last five weeks of the semester. Myself and all faculty wish you the best and are looking forward to seeing your work on the VJM stage, and in your classes.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OF STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY FOR DANCEPLUS CONCERTS
Week 1 – In the Deep We Play Choreography: Juliana Ventimiglia
Week 2 – Prevailing Beauty Choreography: Christian Lopez
Registration notices and reminders:
- Please do not register for repertory classes. You will be given the correct index number and section after auditions happen the first week of the semester and then you can add the appropriate section or sections after you are cast.
- There are now two sections of production study; section (01)is for incoming students and new transfer students only. All current students who need production study please register for section (02).
- Juniors and Seniors – there are now two sections of University DanceWorks. Section (01) listed time 12:35-3:35; Section (02) listed time7:00-10:00. Each separate company after auditioning for pieces will be one section or the other to help facilitate communication. It will have no effect on when pieces are rehearsing. If you end up in the company that is registered for the 12:35 time slot you may still be rehearsing at night depending on artist schedules, and vice versa.
PICK UP CONCERT TICKETS
The following students still have not picked up their tickets:
Nicolette Alberti Dare Ayorinde
Anna Bonacci Morgan Bryant
Veronica Cheeseboro Amanda Chiarello
Imani Cole Jada Cunningham
Aron Davis Anthony Fania
Thea Grier Alexandra Johnson
Theresa Jones Sabrina Krebs
Susan McNulty Abraham Meisel
Joe Monteleone Sean Murphy
Casey O’Neill Shayna Pellino
Anais Roche Neal Rodgers
Madison Shalloo Kiyana Thompson
Please pick them up in the Dance Office as soon as possible.
MASON GROSS DANCE AT NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL DANCE FESTIVAL
On Saturday, March 8th, Mason Gross Dance Faculty, EdM/BFA students and alumni participated in a range of activities (hosting, teaching, recruiting, performing, crewing, auditions for summer Dance Camp & Conservatory) at the annual New Jersey High School Dance Festival at Union City High School, Union City, NJ.
Frederick Curry and Barbara Bashaw
Nicole Lacy-Thompson, Lindsey Rizkalla, Amanda Chiarello, Theresa Jones, Emily Funicello
OPPORTUNITY FOR DANCERS
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The Body Mass Index: Myth or Reality? Health, Wellness and Self Esteem in Women
Sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Leadership, the conference will be held April 6-7 at Rutgers. Jane Brody, New York Times health columnist, is the keynote speaker. Read more here
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ED.M. MAJORS
Dance and the Child International will be celebrating its 13th World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark July 5th-10th 2015.
Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2014 (NB! Young People’s Performances and Twin Labs August 1st 2014).
Please also have a look at the congress website www.daCi2015.dk
View the daCi Call 2015 Flyer
INTERESTING COURSES FOR 2014-2015
English Department, Writers House presents Fall 2014 course
351:308:01 Introduction to Playwriting/writing for live performance
With playwright/scholar Caridad Svich
(Winner of OBIE for Lifetime Achievement,
& the National Latino Playwriting Award)
Wednesdays, 9:50 AM-12:50 PM in Murray Hall 003
“This space of writing is a space of tensions and fissures and tectonic plates shifting across fields of time. Reach for the stars, but stay close to the dirt. This is the charge of making theatre. Smell the smoke of language pouring from the mouths of the wild children who play out their salvaged stories one more time. Awake to dreaming anew. Alight the pen. Weigh your words against the spectacle and tyranny of power. Choose freedom. At all costs.” – Caridad Svich
Frederick Curry’s “Made Corporeal”
On Saturday, April 5th, Frederick Curry’s duet “Made Corporeal” will be presented as part of the Coding the Body series at Apexart in Manhattan. This series explores the more ambiguous and qualitative constraints our bodies are subject to. Click here for more information
Barbara Angeline’s “eat Crow” at Hofstra
Barbara Angeline’s jazz dance work “eat Crow” will be featured in Hofstra University’s Spring Dance Concert. The original piece is a tribute to and is inspired by the struggles, triumphs, artistry, and exhibitionism of Josephine Baker. A process called “Historical Collaboration”–involving intensive study of many resources–was used to create the work. Performances run April 10, 11 & 12 at 8pm, and April 12 & 13 at 2pm. Click here for more information