Weekly Announcements – April 29 to May 5

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

THIS WEEK:  A farewell note from Paulette Sears, Choreography I Dance Assembly, second weekend of DancePlus Spring 2013, new calls for choreography posted, Ginger Thatcher interviewed on the Joffrey Ballet blog.



To the Department of Dance – Community of Students,

While I have had the greatest pleasure teaching and working with some of you, I nevertheless feel great kinship with all of you in the dance department, whether a BFA, BA, or Ed.M.  As I leave Rutgers, newly retired this spring, I carry with me a history of accomplishments earned by our mutual dedication to movement in all its manifestations.

My body and mind know the rich rewards I have gained for myself from a lifetime in the movement world.  I am sure that each of you, in your own way, will also uncover the treasures which lie ahead.  What the creative impulse continually reinforced for me is that trust in the process of life as choreography in the making will always bring you where you need to be each and every moment.

Thank you for your lively presence, and I wish you all great success and happiness in life.




DANCE ASSEMBLY.  This week’s Dance Assembly, with Choreography I showings, is required.



Please join the Dance Department in celebrating the 2013 EdM Dance Education candidates:

Annanda Carmody
Lauren O’Connell
Cassandra Roberts
Felice Santorelli
Melissa Sande
Elizabeth Zwierzynski

EdM Celebration 2013




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. Also featuring works of student choreographers Kayla Collymore and Steven Concepcion.  Facebook Event

MAY 11 – BA DANCE COMPOSITION SHOWING.  BA students present their work in Studio 110 on May 11 at 2pm.



MAY 4 and 5 – Princeton Dance and Theater Studio presents its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Information

MAY 11 – Joyce King Dance Company.  Alumna Danielle Mondi will be performing with JKDC Saturday, May 11th at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC. Information



Jennifer Muller/The Works holds its HATCH Presenting Series each Fall and Spring and their last two showings still have some openings. Information

EDP Dance Project – Fresh Tracks. In collaboration with The Art Factory/ The Paterson Arts Walk – EDP Dance Project presents Fresh Track Dance Series.  Fresh Tracks Dance Series will  feature the work of contemporary and jazz choreographers.  The Art Walk is a two day festival featuring artist from across the globe in all arts disciplines.  The festival will take place in a restored iron mill buliding in the City of Paterson, NJ.  All of the spaces have been converted into perfomance and studio space. Information

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



Mason Gross Dance faculty member Ginger Thatcher was recently interviewed by j-Pointe, the Joffrey Ballet’s official blog. Read the interview


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