Weekly Announcements – April 20 to April 26

photo 2 This Week: A message from John, Guest Artists, Faculty Events, Niv and Oren Visit Dance Artists in NJJN, Audition & Summer Opportunities, and Kudos & Shout-Outs.



Congratulations to all the choreographers, performers and crew from the second weekend of the Senior BFA Concert.  Beautiful dancing, choreography and great crowds for this third concert.  Tech for DancePlus starts on Monday with shows for the next two weeks.  Hope everyone took advantage of the weekend off from the theater and is rested and excited as we move toward the end of the spring semester.
If you have not picked up your tickets you can get them from John on Monday or after that they will be in Ryan’s office.
Remember the next two weeks we have dance assemblies with showings from classes.
I will be off campus next week from Tuesday to Friday.  I’m visiting Pan American University in Texas doing a program evaluation for their dance program.  It is always fun to go to other university programs to see how things work differently and or how they might be similar.  I’ll be back for DancePlus on Saturday night and am looking forward to seeing all the work in performance.
If you have any issues that come up this week while I’m gone please see Frederick Curry, the undergraduate director.  If they are facilities or production related issues please contact Jacqueline Reid.
Have a great week!


TECH D – this week you have some guest artists.  Subbing for John on Wednesday will be Sidra Bell.  Subbing for Manuel on Tuesday and Thursday will be Francesca Dario.
Francesca Dario
Francesca Dario (Venice, Italy) received her formal training at the Scuola Di Danza Edda Marcialis in Venice, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and with the 4th Professional Specialization Dance Course in Rovigo, Italy. Her early professional career consisted of performances with Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and Compagnia Fabula Saltica, where she performed works by Fabrizio Monteverde and Claudio Ronda. Ms. Dario has also performed in the musical opera La Divina Commedia, with choreography by Anna Cuocolo. She was a principal guest dancer in Carmen from Bizet, with choreography by Mario Piazza. In 2004, Ms. Dario joined Compagnia Pantarei (Artistic Director Michele Oliva), where she was a soloist and rehearsal director for Mr. Oliva’s work. In 2009 she was a soloist with Balletto 90. Ms. Dario has danced for Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City from 2010 to 2012. As a dance instructor, she has taught numerous workshops, including Mediterraneo Dance Festival in Italy from 2008-2009, Word Dance Movement in Italy from 2011-2012, and TBH in Prague from 2009-2011. Ms. Dario has also taught several classes for Peridance Capezio Center in NYC and was a guest teacher at New York University. From 2012 Francesca is Co-Director of Oliva Contemporary Dance Project.



Randy James will present the solo Rook and It Is What It Is, a group work, at Raritan Valley Community Colleges Student/Faculty Dance Concert at 8 p.m. on April 22 and April 23. Read More



New Jersey Jewish News has a story about Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s collobaration on campus with our dancers.

There’s also a companion story about master classes with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company



Pilobolus Auditions

Upcoming auditions in NYC (Pearl Studios)

May 5 – Women

May 6 – Men

May 7 and 8 – Call Backs

Pilobolus Audition Flyer

Email auditions@pilobolus.org to register and obtain more information.



Pilobolus Summer Workshop

Summer Workshop Poster (Front)

Summer Workshop Poster (Back)

Summer Scholarships

Bearnstow is offering scholarships to its workshops this coming summer.
For further details visit www.bearnstow.org.

About Carolyn Carlson

About Ruth E. Grauert & Veronique MacKenzie



Congratulations to BFA alumna Kandica PointduJour who received the NJ Dance Teacher of the year award last year. This year within the same organization she received the Eastern District Award out of 11 states and was also a finalist for the National Award. We are so happy for Kandice PointduJour and these honors she has received. Please visit her district website www.somsd.k12.nj.us and you will see the article under district notes.


Alum Nick Sciscione featured in the photo from the NY Times piece on Stephen Petronio! Click here to view


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