Weekly Announcements – February 18 to 24

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THIS WEEK:  New professional opportunities posted, congratulations to BFA alumna Kandice.



Rehearsals Cancelled.  In support of Idan Cohen, our upcoming guest artist in residence, rehearsals that coincide with the Idan Cohen Lecture/ Demonstration on Tuesday, February 26, and the Mad Siren performance on Friday, March 1, will be cancelled. Attendance is mandatory for BFA students.



Idan Cohen

Idan Cohen Lecture/ Demonstration.  February 26.  Facebook Event

Rutgers University Dance Marathon. Registration for RUDM is open, with limited space available for participation. Information






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

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



FEBRUARY 24 – JERSEY MOVES!  The first installment of this season’s celebration of dance in the Garden State includes performances by SoulJerz Dance Entertainment, Lustig Dance Theatre, New Jersey Ballet, Claire Porter, 10 Hairy Legs, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. Information

FEBRUARY 25 – Nego Gato Afro-Brazil Music & Dance Ensemble.  Nego Gato Afro-Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble bring to their audiences the rich African influenced rhythms and dances originating in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, a region known for custom deeply rooted in the traditions and spirituality of ancestral Africa. 10am & 11:45 am, $8. Information

MARCH 2 – Lustig Dance Theatre.  The premiere of Jungala, which uses a fusion of classical Indian dance and contemporary ballet to tell stories from Kipling’s The Jungle BookTickets

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. New York Times article

MARCH 9 & 10, 16 & 17 – Peridance Contemporary Dance Company Spring Season 2013.  Presenting the works of Igal Perry, Dwight Rhoden, Enzo Celli, Sidra Bell, and Ohad Naharin. Student tickets $20. Informationtickets

APRIL 27 – JERSEY MOVES!  The second part of this year’s festival brings a diverse program of works from Timothy Kochka with The Davis Academy, Bani Ray, Nimbus Dance Works, New Jersey Tap Ensemble, Dance Tactics, and American Repertory Ballet. Information



EMERGENYC.  The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University is now accepting applications for its fourth year of EMERGENYC, the Hemispheric New York Emerging Performers Program focused on “artivist” (artist/activist) performance. Information

Subscribe to Associate Artist Newsletter, distributed by New York Live Arts, to find resources for New York-area dance artists. Information

The Limón Dance Company’s East Coast Workshop will be held in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College, June 24 to July 12.  The workshop is led by Limón Dance Company directors Carla Maxwell and Roxane D’Orleans Juste, plus outstanding Company members. Information

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company of Israel is holding a three-day workshop and audition for its Dance Journey Program. Information

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



BFA alumna Kandice Pont-Du-Jour was awarded the Dance in Education Award by NJAPHERD. Information



Celebrating Black History Month with Dance! Enjoy this video about Sheri “Sparkle” Williams, a 49-year old dancer in Ohio, who has been dancing for 38 years—making her one of the oldest female professional dancers in the country. When she was just 11 years old Williams began dancing for Jeraldyne Blunden’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company—one of the first dance companies to support African American dancers. See the video


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