Weekly Announcements – October 27 to November 2


This Week: A message from Julia, Master Classes in Technique, First Generation Film Screening, and Kudos & Shout-outs.



Gregory Maqoma, a renowned choreographer from South Africa will be teaching a master class on October 30for Technique E. Everyone can go see Gregory in performance of his acclaimed work Exit/Exist in Brooklyn on Friday November 1 and Saturday, November 2nd.
Here is the info and check it out – have a great week!

.651 ARTS Presents: Exit/Exist

In Exit/Exist, South African choreographer GregoryMaqoma reinvigorates tradition to understand the complexities of our contemporary world. As inspiration for this piece, Maqomalooks to his ancestral past: Chief Maqoma, a 19th century warrior who fought to maintain Xhosa cultural traditions of the Eastern Cape in the face of colonial dispossession. Maqomaembodies this forgotten history in a transformational and poignant solo performance that fuses storytelling with his own unparalleled contemporary dance vocabulary and spirited live music. Through his signature integration of traditional and contemporary dance, Maqomainvites audiences to reflect on who we are, where we come from, and how all of these facets, past and present, inform our personal and collective identities today. Maqoma is joined on stage by four exceptional singers (South African ensemble Complete, whose performance credentials include touring with Hugh Masekela) and world-fusion guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, performing a lush score by Simphiwe Dana, the acclaimed singer and composer fromMaqoma’s native province of the Eastern Cape. As supporting characters in the narrative, the entire cast is interwoven into Maqoma’s vibrantly kinetic world, creating rich visual scenes which punctuate his abstract exploration of race and political power, cultural tradition and personal legacy.

Presented by 651 ARTS and produced by MAPP International Productions in partnership with The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium.

Friday, November 01, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 02, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
One University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 488-1624
Website: www.kumbletheater.org


Student Injuries and Use of Ice

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
Students may not ice injuries in class with our reusable ice packs. They are slowly disappearing and will not be available if they all vanish.Also – students should not be icing with an ice cup in class if they have a chronic injury, Rather, they should be doing so in the Soma Center with the reusable ice packs and thus those ice packs should stay in the Soma Center.

Ice cups can be used for an acute injury – for example, in the instance that a student cannot walk and needs to stay put until paramedics come – then an ice cup can be brought upstairs with a towel to contain the water. Towels should be returned to the Soma Center for cleaning.

No one should ice in a studio and allow the water to drip and pool on the floor. This creates a floor hazard for other dancers.Your cooperation is appreciated.



Wednesday, October 30

Guest Artist Gregory Maqoma will teach Tech E – Keith’s Class

Guest Artist Michal Novak will teach Tech B – Roxanne’s class

For more information visit the Guest Artists page



Tyler Clementi Center and Rutgers Future Scholars Present First Generation Screening and Discussion

First Generation is a film by Adam and Jaye Federson.


Narrated by Blair Underwood, First Generation is a feature documentary that chronicles the lives of four high-achieving, low-income high school students as they strive to be first in their families to go to college.

Monday, October 28 at the Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

7:30 pm Screening of First Generation

9:30 pm Post-Screening Discussion

Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public 

Watch the First Generation Film Official Trailer

Click here for more information



Dr. Jeff Friedman named Allen Smith Visiting Scholar at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.

The Allen Smith Visiting Scholars Program, which honors the memory of distinguished teacher and scholar Allen Smith, was established in 2009 by his family. Allen Smith Visiting Scholars are expected to be distinguished practitioners, educators, or researchers renowned for their work in reference, oral history, or the study of librarianship and information service in the humanities.

The nationally top ten ranked Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in one of the oldest and largest library and information science programs in the United States. Founded in 1899, Simmons College is a nationally recognized university located in Boston that includes an undergraduate college for women, the nation;s first MBA program designed specifically for women, and graduate programs for women and men in health sciences, social work, library and information science, education, liberal arts, and communications management.

Click here to view the Press Release

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