Weekly Announcements – January 28 to February 3

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THIS WEEK:  A note from Julia, available Pilates appointments, studio sign out, Dance Assembly dates, Mortensen Hall public update, Manuel and Meghan to teach summer session, new professional opportunities posted, DancePlus Fall 2012 video



I am very distressed, as you and all our faculty are, that our studios are unacceptably cold for training. I have informed the Dean that we cannot train or hold rehearsals in such temperatures and have asked for immediate assistance. I will be meeting with Associate Dean Lisa Baratta on Monday to address the spaces. We will be purchasing heat sensors for all the spaces and will continue to monitor them for drops in temperature. If the temperature drops unacceptably low, as it has been the past few days, we will be alternating technique classes to use the spaces that are acceptable. For example, if only Loree and Studio 111 are acceptably warm, then we would hold classes for A and B, and then C and D on alternate days until the heat issue is resolved.

I apologize for this situation and I hope it is resolved very soon so you can continue with your training and creative projects. Thank you for your patience.



AVAILABLE PILATES APPOINTMENTS.  Please note that the following appointment times are available for booking Privates and Quartet Pilates Sessions:  Mondays at 2:00pm, Wednesdays at 4:00 and 5:00pm, and Thursdays at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00pm. Please contact Kim at kim@kgdances.org or at 917-647-6638 to schedule your appointment.

STUDIO SIGN OUT.  BFA and BA Dance students working on course related creative work may sign out studio space by emailing Jacqueline Reid. Studio availability can be checked on the bulletin board next to the Dance Office or online via Google Calendar.

REQUIRED DANCE ASSEMBLY DATES.  The following four Dance Assembly dates are required by all BFA Dance majors:  February 27, April 17, April 24, and May 1. Absence from any of the four required Assemblies will result in a 6 page research paper to receive an S grade for the class.

YOU CAN MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS, TOO!  This weekly announcement blog is available for the entire Mason Gross Dance community to share information about events, shows, news in dance, and more. Submit your news items via the Announcement Submission Form. Happy sharing!



MORTENSEN HALL:  There will be a public update on the erection of Mortensen Hall, to be presented THIS Wednesday, January 30, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 104 Rehearsal Hall, Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus. Contact

Idan Cohen Lecture/ Demonstration.  February 26.  Facebook Event



MARCH 1 – MAD SIREN.  Guest company, Idan Cohen and Dancers, perform Idan Cohen’s Mad Siren in Loree Studio Theater. Facebook Event

MARCH 6 – $5 Paul Taylor Tickets.  The Paul Taylor Dance Company is offering $5 tickets to the March 6 performance of Brandenburgs and Speaking in Tongues in four separate pop-up shops across Manhattan. Cash purchase in-person only, limit 2 per person.  Details

MARCH 6 thru 10 – SPRING DANCE CONCERT.  Student choreography from BFA Dance Majors.  Facebook Event

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



Manuel VignoulleMeghan Frederick

SUMMER SESSION 2013.  Summer Dance Technique will be taught by Manuel Vignoulle and Meghan Frederick. Summer Modern Dance Repertory will be taught by Manuel Vignoulle.  More information on Manuel and Meghan



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

AUDITION:  Arts Access Program.  Arts Access is an alternative fine arts program for people with disabilities and their unique methodology enables people with disabilities to access, experience, create, and participate in the performing of literary and visual arts. Competitive hourly pay, flexible schedule. Website, email résumés, photos, or further questions to Keith Garletts

EMPLOYMENT:  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a non-profit summer school of the arts serving more than 5,400 gifted elementary, junior high and high school students each season. Blue Lake seeks exceptional dance majors to fill dance assistant positions. 2013 Season from June 17 to August 18.  Website, 1-800-221-3796

CHOREOGRAPHY:   Reflection:Response, Call for Proposals.  The Dance Department at Temple University invites choreographers to submit proposals for its 2013 choreographic commission that speaks to the theme of Reflection:Response.  Information

SUMMER INTENSIVE:  Toscana Dance Hub.  Three week intensive dance training in Tuscany, Italy.  July 8 to 27, 2013. Ages 18-29.  Information



Dance 2050.  Dance professor Barbara Angeline’s vision statement “Technology and the New Student Brain” was accepted by NDEO for inclusion in this year’s Dance 2050 symposium: Projecting Forward – Cultivating Leadership in Dance. In May, Barbara will meet with dance educators from across the country to participate in small panel committees to discuss the future of dance education in colleges and universities.

Barbara Profile Jumping Picture

Alabama Dance Festival.  Jan. 25-27: Barbara Angeline travelled to Birmingham Alabama to teach at the Alabama Dance Festival and to adjudicate the festival’s New Choreography Works dance concert. She taught master classes in Broadway Dance: Social Issues On & Off the Stage and a dance educator workshop titled: Who Wants a Thinking Dancer? Expanding Technical Skill and Artistry While Inviting Critical Thought.



Please enjoy this video montage of DancePlus 2012!


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