Weekly Announcements – February 25 to March 3

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THIS WEEK:   Idan Cohen residency, required Dance Assembly, new Soma Center appointments available, call for show crew applications, Robert Benford searching for dancers, new listings in Upcoming Shows, photos of Richard Toda master class.



DANCE ASSEMBLY.  This week’s Dance Assembly, featuring Guest Artist Idan Cohen, is required.

SOMA CENTER APPOINTMENTS.  Kim has openings in her schedule for Pilates training sessions. Contact Kim at kim@kgdances.org to begin your somatic training.

  • Thursday at 2:00pm (starting on February 28)
  • Wednesday at 4:00pm (starting on March 6)

SHOW CREWS.  All students in need of hours, please look carefully at the show tech schedule as now posted on the callboard in Nicholas. Anyone interested in joining a show crew must submit a request form to Jacqueline by the end of this week (March 1) at the latest. She will the assign students to shows based on availability, conflicts, and need to graduate!

DEPARTMENT PHOTOSHOOT.  Please note that we will being conducting a photoshoot of the Dance Department in action next Tuesday, March 5. The photographer will be moving through classes throughout the day. Please dress neatly and professionally and place all of your belongings in the locker rooms. We appreciate your cooperation in making the Department look wonderful!



Idan Cohen

IDAN COHEN LECTURE/ DEMONSTRATION.  THIS Tuesday, February 26, 8pm. Loree Studio Theater. Free admission. 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 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 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, $8Information

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 Book. InformationTickets

MARCH 6 — Art After Hours.  Meagan Woods & Company returns to the Zimmerli to present “Vieux Paris-Paris Nouveau” (“Old Paris-New Paris”), beginning at 7 pm. This original choreographed work captures the preoccupations of Paris circa 1900: a time of growth and industrialization toward the future, as well as nostalgia and heartbreak over the city’s past. This piece surveys the abundance of dance and movement theater forms, ranging from mime to can-can, and from the billowing fabric of Loie Fuller to the improvised forms of Isadora Duncan. Featuring Kyle Marshall, Nicholas Ruiz, and Meagan Woods. Information

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

MARCH 18 — Broadway Backwards 2013.  Broadway Backwards, an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre sung by their favorite Broadway performers. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the LGBT Center in NYC. Faculty member Barbara Angeline will perform. Information

MARCH 22 & 23 — STAGEfest 2013.  The inaugural year of STAGEfest is a vibrant and diverse weekend of theatrical and musical performances, highlighting and celebrating the arts in our region.  Performances will take advantage of many spaces in the Loew’s – mainstage, lobbies, salons, promenades and hallways. Tasty local refreshments will be available at the Grand Lobby Cafe, and an extraordinary display of theatrical costume will enhance this immersive experience. We are presenting duets as part of Moving Two, featuring Kyle Marshall and Meagan Woods. Information

APRIL 14 — 10 HAIRY LEGS.  Professor Randy James’ all male company makes its New Brunswick debut at the Crossroads Theatre, presenting Rook, a new solo for Nick Sciscione with live music, a major revival of Endured Lull with guest artist Aaron Ramos, Claire Porter’s Interview performed by guest artist Tony Bordonaro of Sleep No More, and The Day After Jesus Was Born, commissioned by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Tickets start at $12 for students. Information

10 Hairy Legs

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



DANCERS WANTED.  Robert Benford will be teaching a clinic on drumming for dance class for the Rutgers Day of Percussion. I’m looking for 8 dancers to help me illustrate the principals of accompanying by demonstrating phrases from technique classes. I can accept any level, and both women and men. Saturday March 16, the opening weekend of spring break. We’ll have an organizing session in room 110 at 9:30 am the same day, and then present the workshop in the studio from 10:30-11:15 am.  You should be done by 11:30.  Pay is $25 per dancer.  If you’re in town that day, I’d love for you to come and take part, and help to interest a new generation of percussionists in playing for dance.  Contact rbenford@rci.rutgers.edu.  Thanks! -Robert

Workshop Series:  LMA/LOD for Dance & Movement Educators.  This series of four workshops is designed specifically with the dance and movement educator in mind.  Basic components of Laban Movement Analysis and Language of Dance will be explored, along with corresponding Motif Notation, in an experiential and integrated format. Participants will actively explore concepts individually and collaboratively and will also consider applications in practice.  A workshop packet will be provided for each workshop including theory concepts, Motif, ideas for application and additional resources. Information

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



ABT’s Richard Toda Master Class in Teaching as an Artist.  American Ballet Theatre’s Director of Outreach, Richard Toda, provided a master class in teaching artistry on Monday, February 18 in the Teaching as an Artist course. More photos

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