Weekly Announcements – October 20 to October 26


This week: A message and reminders from Julia, Master Classes in Technique, the Let’s Dance! Film, Latino Literary Imagination Residency, and a few Professional Opportunities and Intensives.



We welcome Israeli choreographers Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor to the Dance Department this week for master classes and performances! Niv and Oren will be guest artists-in-residence for Spring 2014, teaching Technique, Advanced Improvisation and Repertory, courtesy of a generous grant the Department received from the Charles and Lynn Shusterman Foundation Visiting Artists Program. We are so proud to be a recipient for this grant, for which there is no application – rather Departments are chosen based on their excellent reputation for hosting international artists.
Be sure to pick up your performance tickets for Niv & Oren and plan on joining us post-performance for lectures and discussions by Jeff Friedman and guest lecturer Judith Brin-Ingber, a renowned scholar of Israeli dance. Don’t forget to come see the Let’s Dance! film that will premiere on Sunday, October 27 at the Regal Cinema as part of the Bildner Center Rutgers Jewish Film Festival. We look forward to sharing a week exciting Israeli dance! Please see Jeff Friedman for more information on student tickets which are just $6.00!
Lastly, mid-term juries are underway. Please ask your instructors if you have any questions about the process.
Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday October 22nd

Guest Artists Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor will teach Tech D – Randy’s class

Wednesday October 23rd

Guest Artists Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor will teach Tech E – Keith’s class

Guest Artist Kate Martel will teach Tech D – Meghan’s class

Thursday October 24th

Guest Artist Kate Martel will teach Tech C – Laura’s class

Go to the Guest Artists Page for complete information!



The Bildner Center for Jewish Life and the Dance Department co-present “Let’s Dance,” a film about dance in Israel.

Sunday, October 27 at 12:45 pm (1 hour long) at the Regal Cinemas, on Route 1 South
“Let’s Dance” reveals, through archival photographs, contemporary film, and early black and white film clips, the fascinating history of dance in pre-independence Palestine, including the folk-dancers of the collective farms movement called Kibbutzim and a dancer who may have been a spy.  The film then provides interviews (in English and Hebrew, with English sub-titles) with contemporary dancers in the 20th and 21st century, who have made Israeli dance a vital force in the world of contemporary dance, including Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Company, Yasmin Godder, Yossi Berg, and Niv and Oren, our guest artists at the Dance Department this coming week, among many others. Many clips of dancing and choreography are included.
SOPHOMORES:  In order to introduce you to the excitement of dance in Israel and our Study Abroad program at the DanceJerusalem, the Dance Department is providing free tickets and requiring your attendance at this film, IF you do not have a planned rehearsal or other legitimate conflicts before 3 pm in the afternoonon Sunday. Please see Jeff if you have questions.
OTHER STUDENTS IN THE DANCE DEPARTMENT: You are not required to attend, but if you are interested, depending on numbers of sophomores attending, we may have additional free tickets available.  Please contact Jeff if you are interested at: jfdance@rci.rutgers.edu.
TRANSPORTATION:  If anyone attending has a car, please sign up on the bulletin board on the SECOND SHEET on the LEFT.  If you NEED a ride, please sign up on the SECOND SHEET, on the RIGHT. Then, spend some time matching yourselves up.  If there aren’t enough cars for riders, the Bildner Center has generouslyoffered to provide taxi cabs to and from the cinema.
Please arrive at 11:30 am at Bettenbender Plaza if you do NOT have a ride!  We will provide taxis at approximately NOON.


featuring performing artist Guillermo Gomez Pena

November 2-5, 2013


Guillermo Gómez Peña is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Born in Mexico City, he moved to the US in 1978. His performance work and 10 books have contributed to the debates on cultural diversity, border culture and US-Mexico relations. His artwork has been presented at over eight hundred venues across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia, South Africa and Australia. A MacArthur Fellow, Bessie and American Book Award winner, he is a regular contributor for newspapers and magazines in the US, Mexico, and Europe and a contributing editor to The Drama Review (NYUMIT). Gómez Peña is a Senior Fellow in the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, a Patron for the London based Live Art Development Agency and in 2012 he was named Samuel Hoi Fellow by USA Artists.


Emerging Voices Performance Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 12 pm-6 pm
Loree Dance Theatre (Loree Gym)
Application Deadline: October 25, 2013. Performance workshop space is limited.

A Conversation with Guillermo Gomez Peña

Monday, November 4, 2-4 PM
Livingston Campus Center
Gathering Lounge
PERFORMANCE: Imaginary Activism: The Role of the Artist Beyond the Art World

Tuesday, November 5, 8 PM
Crossroads Theatre
7 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
For full information on the Residency Activities and the Emerging Voices Performance Workshop click here.



Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, Inc.

2 Week Winter Workshop

December 30, 2013 – January 10, 2014

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm

New York, NY

For more information and the application form click here


Dancewave Education Internship

Dancewave is seeking two Education Interns for the 2013 Fall/Winter Semester – November through January! 

The internship includes a stipend and the full description is below.

The deadline for Fall Applications is October 28th, 2013!  Two weeks!

Click here for more information on this opportunity.


Winter 2014 Intensive

featuring Gaga and  repertory focus led by Douglas Letheren

January 5-17, 2014 / Philadelphia


The University of the Arts Dance Study Cycles Winter 2014 Intensive is a uniquely focused cycle featuring Gaga and repertory led by Douglas Letheren (member of Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Company 2008-2012 and current member of Sharon Eyal’s company), alongside additional daily studio practice, research and creation of choreographic work, conversations with artists, video viewings, critique sessions and a culminating studio showing. Taking place at UArts, in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, UArts Dance Study Cycles Winter 2014 will be led by a team of internationally recognized artistic mentors including Doug LetherenDawn SpringerJonathan WindhamJesse Zaritt  and additional guest artists TBA. Designed to provide individual mentorship alongside rigorous study,  the strength of the UArts Dance Study Cycles is in its focused experiential study and capacity to serve artists with a program that truly moves, both in the studio and in the world. 

Application deadline: November 8, 2013

Click here for more information.

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