Weekly Announcements – April 17 to April 23

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This Week: Upcoming Concerts, Administrative Notes and Reminders, Week 13 Ballet and Technique Schedules, Dance Assembly, New ACDA Membership Benefit, Professional Opportunities and Intensives.

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UPCOMING CONCERTS

This week! Don’t forget to pick up your tickets from Brillana, if you haven’t already.

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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES AND REMINDERS

Reminder of Sign-in Process for Attending Required Departmental Concerts

A reminder that BFAs are required to attend Departmental Concerts.  Students must arrive on time and sign in with Brillana before entering the theater.  Signing in is the only acceptable proof of attendance.  Students who forget to sign in or arrive after the sign-in period has closed will not receive attendance credit.  Sign-in with Brillana is only for students attending as an audience member–it is not for students who are performing or doing production work.  Failure to attend a required concert results in one strike towards artistic probation.

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Hollie Out-of-Office

Hollie will be out of the office from Monday April 18th- Wednesday April 20th, returning for the DancePlus performances, and will have limited access to email during this time.  Dr. Cohen is in the office in case any students need to be seen for any injuries or follow up appointments.  Students can call the Hurtado Health Center at 848-932-7402 and identify themselves as a MGSA dancer to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen. Any questions regarding students and performance status can be directed to John. Please refer to the policies posted in all the studios regarding any emergencies or injuries that may occur while Hollie is away.

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WEEK 13 BALLET AND TECHNIQUE SCHEDULES

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DANCE ASSEMBLY

Pilobolus Creative Process

April 20, 2016

ALL BFA Required

Since 1971, Pilobolus Dance Theater has been making dances that are as quirky, diverse, and imaginative as the members that make up the company.  Based in a collaborative creation process, one with improvisation at is core, each performer contributes to each creation, allowing for multiple voices to be heard in one piece. This unique approach to making movement helps the company to continually evolve over time. Heather Favretto and Mark Fucik will share insites into the process and culture of Pilobolus, and making dance your living.

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HEATHER JEANE FAVRETTO grew up in New Jersey where her hyperactivity as a child drove her parents to place her in dance classes. Sixteen years later, she received her BFA in Dance from Rutgers University and was awarded the Dance Express Honor for four years of consistently outstanding choreography. Upon graduation she worked for Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Cleo Mack Dance Project, and Naganuma Dance. She first joined Pilobolus in 2010 to work on a musical adaptation of James and the Giant Peach at Goodspeed Operahouse. Other favorites with Pilobolus include: RadioLab LIVE! In The Dark, a collaboration with WNYC radio moguls (and personal heroes) Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, and best of all Shadowland! She joined the cast in 2012 and has been having a blast ever since!

Mark Fucik_HeadshotMARK FUCIK grew up on a small farm in Walnut Creek California. He received a BA in theater from Rutgers University where he started dancing at 21. He got his start with John Evans and Dancers, and Patricia Nanon at The Yard, Ivy Baldwin, and the Cleo Mack Dance Project. He joined Pilobolus in 2001 and toured with the main company until 2005. In 2005 he transitioned into teaching for Pilobolus and continued to tour with Pilobolus’ Satellite Company and Creative Services.  Mark helped to realize and create Pilobolus Shadowland in 2008 touring the show as it’s Dance captain for two years.  He is now Shadowlands’ Creative Director.  He also works and teaches with Alison Chase as the Associate Artistic Director of Alison Chase Project.

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NEW ACDA MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

ADF is making an offer to all ACDA institutional member faculty and graduate students to receive 20% off tuition for ADF’s DPW Intensive or ADF’s DPW Intensive plus Sampler. Building alliances between ACDA and other important dance institutions is an exciting new direction for our association.

Please click below for details of the offer from ADF and share it with your colleagues.

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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND INTENSIVES

Limón Dance Company Audition for Male & Female Dancers

Limón Dance Company and Colin Connor, incoming Artistic Director, are seeking MALE and FEMALE dancers to join the Company for the 2016/17 Performance and Touring Season. Repertory includes works by José Limón, Kate Weare and Colin Connor. Company members are cultural ambassadors and, as such, participate in arts education activities and community engagement across the U.S. and around the world.

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Must be mature, dedicated, eager to learn, musical, a fantastic mover with strong partnering skills.
Experience/familiarity with Limón technique strongly recommended.
Paid position available as well as unpaid apprenticeship positions. Compensation based on experience.

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Auditions are BY INVITATION ONLY and space is limited.
Deadline to apply: Monday, May 16, 2016
To be considered, please email your current resume (with height), dance photos, headshot, and a link to online video (up to 3 minutes) to audition@limon.org by May 16, 2016.
If invited, we will contact you with audition details as well as allocated time slot for May 23, 2016.

Monday, May 23, 2016
MEN in the morning and WOMEN in the afternoon
Call Backs
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for MEN – 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 25 for WOMEN – 10 am to 5 pm
Everett Center for the Performing Arts
466 West 152nd Street
New York, NY 10031

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Chaos Theory will be having their 3rd Annual iDance showcase! iDance is a way of showing Rutgers different facets of dance. Chaos Theory would love to have Mason Gross dancers dance for their show. The event is on Rutgers Day, April 30th at 7pm. Email ru_chaostheory@yahoo.com for more details.

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