Weekly Announcements – April 8 to 14

Photo by Keith A. Muccilli/ Keith Muccilli Photography, LLC

THIS WEEK:  A note from Julia, BFA Senior Dance Concert tech week, Mason Gross Dance in Dance Magazine, Russian National Ballet at the State Theatre, Sarah Lifson at Green Space, and 10 Hairy Legs at the Crossroads Theatre.



Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff.  In light of the recent firing of Mike Rice and the exposure of abusive behavior directed at the men’s student basketball team, I would like to reiterate the Dance Department’s commitment to maintaining a safe and nurturing environment in which to train, create, perform, study, teach, work and socialize. If any member of our community should encounter abusive treatment themselves or witness the abuse of others, please know that you are justified in alerting the chair and/or the Dean of the school. I am grateful to work in our Dance community where respect, kindness and compassion is the norm and that I see this demonstrated on a daily basis. Thank you.

Run out and get your April copy of Dance Magazine! Mason Gross Dance is featured in this issue under “Making It Happen: The New Jersey–Israel Commute” by Elena Hecht. BFA junior Mimi Gabriel, currently studying in Israel, is interviewed along with Julia Ritter, chair with a picture of Talia Beck in rehearsal with Jessica Colberg. Information

Please don’t forget to get your tickets for the BFA Senior Dance Concert and DancePlus Spring 2013! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s work on our VJM stage this month.



Last Spring Production Hours. Please check the Nicholas callboard- the last production hours of the semester have been posted!  Talk to Jacqueline if you have any additional questions about opportunities.




APRIL 22 — PILATES WITH DR. BRENT ANDERSON.  We will be hosting Dr. Brent Anderson, President and CEO of Polestar Pilates. Dr. Anderson will be introducing his curricula and philosophies around Pilates teacher training. Dr. Anderson’s presentation will occur during technique class from 11-11:50am, after an abbreviated Technique class. BFA students are required to attend. EdM and BA students are welcome. Students interested in Pilates teacher training should see Kim Gibilisco.





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



APRIL 13 — Russian National Ballet at The State Theater.  Get your classical ballet fix as the Russian National Ballet performs Swan Lake. Rutgers students get discounts on tickets. Information

APRIL 13 — Sarah Lifson at Green Space.  Sarah Lifson, in collaboration with Rob Foerster and Carlo Villanueva, will be presenting her latest work at Green Space in Long Island City.  From the sentimental to the absurd, this accumulating trio investigates the physical, emotional, and mental origins of human connection, the nature of attraction, and the art of seduction. Facebook event,Green Space site


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



Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance:  These scholarships aim to provide highly qualified students in the fields of fine art, design, film, music, choreography and architecture with an opportunity to complete a program of additional studies, with or without earning a formal degree, at a German institute of higher education. Information



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



Dancing with Student at Tebhoho 3 copy

The Graduate School of Education Features Ed.M. Student Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski.  Elizabeth Rose Zwierzynski, former B.F.A. and current Ed.M. student, is featured in the Graduate School of Education’s Student profile. The profile discusses Elizabeth’s 2011 travels to South Africa, with the South Africa Initiative. N’Talia Wilson, current B.F.A., Melissa Sande, current Ed.M.,  and Meg Hebert, 2012 Ed.M graduate, are also paid mention for their interactive Skype workshop at the Rutgers Summer Dance Camp and Conservatory. Look forward to the April 17th Study Abroad Assembly to learn more about the South Africa Initiative. Click here to view Elizabeth’s GSE Student Profile


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