Weekly Announcements – October 5 to October 11


This Week: Rotation Schedule, Submitting Bios for Dance Concert Programs, Performance Opportunity, Dancer Workshop, Intensives, and Upcoming Faculty & Alumni Performances.


2nd Rotation: October 10 and 17

Freshmen 1 (Jennifer Azzara – David Parker) in Studio 112 with Paul Ocampo
Freshmen 2 (Xavier Polo – Jenna Zielinski) in Studio 111 with Blair Ritchie
Sophomores – in Studio 110 with Roxanne Lyst
Juniors – in Walters 240 with Sara Murphy
Seniors – in Loree with Meghan Frederick


BFA and BA Students

Submitting Bios for Dance Concert Programs

Students are responsible for submitting their bios for dance concert programs via the link provided below as per the submission deadlines:

October 15 for participants in the BFA Senior Solo-Duet Concert
October 28 for all Dance Plus performers



Contact Kimani Fowlin (kimanidjan@yahoo.com) for more information

5 dancers needed:

October 18th 2-3pm The Gateway Project, Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

The project is a part of the exhibition “Prologue_Epilogue”

Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with Stefanie Nelson, Bradly Dever Treadaway, Jason Thompson and Kimani Fowlin

For this performance dancers will collaborate with Kimani Fowlin in the development of the choreographed portion of this project. For this segment we will draw from the Afro centric emphasis of the figures Paul Robeson and Amiri Baraka to develop movements that carry both a connectedness to the African continent and folk traditions in movement there as well as a military like precision based marching. This juxtaposition of movements is meant to reflect upon our shifting political views of the African continent and the history of US based organizations for social resistance. Fowlin will develop the choreography with her students based on her own Afro Fusion course work.

Drawing its’ title from the Amiri Baraka poem ‘Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note’ in which Baraka states ’Nobody sings anymore’, this work exists as a prologue and epilogue to the erection of monuments and the cultural landscape which uses monuments to forget.   Preface to 20 voices for Robeson is a performance and sound work that seeks to draw upon the legacy of Paul Leroy Robeson, Amiri Baraka and the notion of fallen monuments. This work is created in collaboration with Jazz Composer Jason Thompson, Filmmaker Bradly Dever Treadaway and Choreographers Stefanie Nelson and Kimani Fowlin. For this project, dancers will shift between second line style marching, military formations and eruptions of jazz funeral celebratory gestures. This layered process of marching and of community as protest draws upon the rich legacy of Newark through these two monumental figures and the physical carrying, erecting then dismantling of these monuments shifts between notions of destruction and commemoration.


Acting for the Dancer Workshop

Join NYU Dance Ed Alum Catherine Baggs at The College of Staten Island Saturday October 11 for  FREE Acting For The Dancer Workshop being offered by Dance To The People as a part of the CUNY Dance Initiative. Register today to reserve your spot!

Acting for the Dancer Workshop

Click here for more information and to register


Taylor Winter Intensives

Early registration has begun for the 2015 Taylor Winter Intensive and ends on November 9th!


Gaga Intensive Winter Course Janaury 2015 in NYC

Gaga is happy to offer an intensive for professional dancers and dance students age 18 and up in New York City from January 19-24, 2015!

Dates: January 19-24, 2015
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
Classes: Gaga/dancers, repertory, Gaga methodics
Location: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Price: $580 (this includes a non-refundable $150 registration fee)
*We offer a 15% discount for dancers who have previously joined us for a Gaga Intensive.

To apply, send a link to a one-minute video to office@leesaar.com. Share your passion to move and your skills.  Once accepted into the intensive, you will be invited to register.

Questions?  E-mail Saar Harari

For more information about other upcoming Gaga Intensives and workshops, visit their website.


Help bring the festival to life!

YOUR MOVE is New Jersey’s longest running modern dance festival. Building this annual event has engaged our entire community. They rent lights, equipment and hire a professional production team. They never ask choreographers to assume any cost. 
With your help they can make YOUR MOVE happen! 
How your donations will help:
– $5 for colored gels to add production aesthetic to choreography
– $25 for 25 yards of gaff tape to secure the sprung floor
– $70 will get YOU two tickets to any performance
– $100 will rent 1 of 40 lights for the entire production
Save the date! Your Move 2014 Oct. 24-26 at DeBaun Performing Arts Center on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus in Hoboken, NJ. Your Move is co-produced by Morgan HIlle Refakis and Meagan Woods.


Sept. 13, 2014-Jan. 3, 2015
The Museum at FIT
Seventh Ave at 27th St., NYC


Mason Gross Faculty Randy James showing Choreography at SOPAC

50% off promotion for the Choreography Showcase sponsored by the New Jersey State Council On the Arts.

With the code “GREATDANCE,” people will receive 50% off the $20 ticket price.

Randy James, Lydia Johnson, and Erin Carlisle Norton are the 2014 Fellows whose acclaimed choreography will be performed by their renown companiesFriday, October 10th at 8PM.


Remix Locale

Saturday, October 25th & 26th at 3pm

Your Move: New Jersey’s Modern Dance Festival

DeBaun PAC, 24 5th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Monica Gonzalez and Elizabeth Zwierzynski will be presenting their dance and video collaboration, Remix Locale (40.7, -74.0). In its fifth season, the Your Move modern Dance Festival curated by Morgan Refakis and Meagan Woods, is moving to the DeBaun PAC this year in Hoboken, NJ!

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Tickets are available here

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