This Week: A message from Julia, Semester Start-Up, Important Dates and Information, Writing Coaches for Dancers, Decommissioning of Student Campus Email Services, BFA Audition Placement Class Reminder, Dancer Health & Wellness, Upcoming Concerts, Faculty Spotlight, Article of the Week, Faculty Kudos, Alumni Kudos, 2014-2015 Guest Artist Announcements, and Dancers Studying Abroad.
WATCH the lovely and luminous THEA GRIER in the new Rutgers TV Spot “Revolutionary” which announces the university’s 250th anniversary – which is in 2016 but it’s never too early to start celebrating!
ENJOY a spectacular year of dancing and discovery!
Undergraduate Director & EdM Director – Contact Information
Students: Please contact the following faculty members with questions about degree programs.
Undergraduate Director – Frederick Curry
Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs – Ryan Lynch
Director of the EdM Dance Education Program – Dr. Barbara Bashaw
Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs – Carol Larkin
IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:
WRITING COACHES FOR DANCERS
Mondays between 1:00-2:30pm
Rutgers Learning Center – Loree Room 124
DECOMMISSIONING OF STUDENT CAMPUS EMAIL SERVICES
(Eden, Pegasus, and Clam)
All users can review their eCollege forwarding address in ‘My Profile’ on the upper right hand side of the eCollege screen.
The Office of Information Technology will complete its transition to ScarletApps (Google Apps for Education at Rutgers) and decommission student campus email services on Eden, Pegasus, and Clam as of July 1, 2014. After this date you will still be able to log in to your Eden or Pegasus account, but you will not be able to receive new email. For more information: http://oit.rutgers.edu/announcements/decommissioning_student_email.html
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
BFA AUDITION PLACEMENT CLASS REMINDER
On Tuesday, September 2rd and Wednesday, September 3th, all BFA students will be auditioning for their Technique placement. Please check the bulletin board upstairs next to Studio 110 for your assigned room placements.
DANCER HEALTH & WELLNESS
Check out our “Dancer Health & Wellness” Page here on the blog to find out how to take care of injuries, get physical therapy, work with our Athletic Trainer and study Pilates in our Soma Center.
New Works by Barbara Angeline, Kimani Fowlin & Laura Peterson
Dance Concert – Friday and Saturday, September 5 & 6
7:30pm in Loree Dance Theater
Motion: New Dance Works by BFA Alumni
New Full-Time Faculty Member:
Professor Chien-Ying Wang hails from Taiwan. She received her MFA degree in Dance from Ohio State University, BFAdegree from Northern Illinois University, and AA degree from National Taiwan Academy of Arts. She was a soloist with Repertory Dance Theatre in Utah from 2002-2007. Before coming to the United States, she danced professionally with Taipei Ballet Company and Joy Dance Company. Wang was awarded the University Fellowship at OSU, and in 2006 she was a recipient of the Project Support Grant from Salt Lake City Arts Council to present Bridging Bridges – an evening dance concert. In 2013, Wang was nominated as an outstanding alumna of National Taiwan University of Arts for her significant contribution in dance. She is a certified Labanotation teacher and has taught both ballet and modern dance at OSU, American College Dance Festival and NTUA. Most recently, she was a faculty member at Southern Utah University, where she taught Modern Dance, Classical Ballet, Dance Repertory, Interactive Composition – Dance & Technology, Sound for Dance and Dance Ensemble. Her performing experience includes solo roles in several ballets (Paquita, Nutcracker,Coppelia, Sleeping Beauty), plus contemporary works by Zvi Gotheiner, Gideon Obarzanek, Susan Hadley, Shapiro & Smith, Tandy Beal, Stephen Koester, Lucas Hoving, Molissa Fenley, Douglas Nielsen, Victoria Uris, John Giffin, and many more. Her choreographic works has been presented in RDT, NTUA, Dance New Amsterdam and Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in New York City, Cultural Center of the Philippines, SUU and other performance venues. In May 2010, she received funding from National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan and SUU Provost’s Faculty Development Grant to present Equanimity in National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan. Wang’s current research deals with the interfacing of live performance and video dance.
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to chair and artistic director Julia Ritter, who was awarded the Prix André G. Bourassa for the best research presented at the international colloquium titled “L’engagement du spectateur” in Quebec in May 2014. Julia’s research paper was titled, “The Flesh is the Stage: The Impact of Dance Practices on Spectatorship in Immersive Theatres.”
The colloquium was jointly sponsored by the Université of Quebec-Trois Rivieres and Université Libre de Bruxelles.The award is granted by the La Société Québécoise d’études Théâtrales (SQET) in honor of André G. Bourassa, theatre scholar, and professor emeritus and founder of the Centre for Theatre Research at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Article about Kyle Marshall www.orartswatch.org/at-conduit-a-vote-for-brevity-and-wit/
2013-2014 GUEST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Want to know who is making or setting work this year??
Go to the Guest Artists – Fall 2014 Page for complete information!
DANCERS STUDYING ABROAD
Who is dancing in far away lands this year?
Click here to find out!