Weekly Announcements – February 15 to February 21


This Week: Rotation Schedule, Student Bios for Spring Dance Concert, Upcoming Events, and Summer Opportunities.


Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 9.02.17 PM Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 9.02.59 PMSTUDENT BIOS NEEDED FOR SPRING DANCE CONCERT

To All Performers in the Spring Dance Concert only (March 4-7):

To ensure that your BIO is included in the Spring Dance Concert Program Booklet, please submit your BIO via the Google form link provided below UNLESS you performed in a Fall 2014 concert and want to keep the same Bio.  Please note that there is a 75 word limit for all Bios.  Bios for the Spring Dance Concert must be submitted by the following deadline:  

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING BIOs: Monday, February 16 at Noon (Mason Gross editors will not accept late Bios)

If you performed in the Fall 2014 Senior Solo-Duet or DancePlus concerts you do not need to submit a new Bio unless you want to update it.  I am attaching the Fall Program booklet for your reference.  I will assume that you do not want to change your Bio unless you submit a new one via the Google form by the Feb. 16th deadline.


If you are choreographing a piece in the Spring Dance Concert, please keep in mind that your instructors will be asking for your performance credit information shortly, including Name of piece, Choreographer/s, Music Title and Composer’s name, Costume Designer, Performers, Date & Time of your Performance, etc.  Please make sure that you spell/punctuate/capitalize Names & Titles exactly how you want them to be published.


Please contact Carol Larkin if you have any questions. Thank you!


ATTENTION BFA, BA and EdM Students

  1. Are You Performing in the Spring Dance Concert, the BFA Senior Concert, and/or DancePlus?
  2. Do You Have Rehearsal and Performance Conflicts with an Evening Liberal Arts Class?
  3. Yes? Please Follow the Procedure Below for Requesting Departmental Assistance

Students are responsible for checking their schedules to determine any conflicts between rehearsal/performance obligations and evening liberal arts classes, informing professors of said classes, and making arrangements in advance to complete any assignments/exams that may be missed during that time period. In the case that a professor asks for confirmation from the Dance Department, students MUST follow the procedure listed below:

At least two weeks before the date of the conflict students must send the following information to the appropriate person listed below:

  • Student name and RU ID#
  • Name of professor and email address
  • Name of course and dates for which there are conflicts

BFA majors (including BFA tracking into the EdM) and BA majors:

Contact Faye Tong Wang, Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Programs at faye.tongwang@rutgers.edu

BFA + EdM in Fifth Year and Post-Bacc EdM:

Contact Carol Larkin, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs at carol.larkin@rutgers.edu

Administrative Assistants are not obligated to inform professors of conflicts when provided with less than two weeks of advance notice. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.



Experience a motivational and interactive dance performance by the J. Chen Project, a company directed by dancer Jessica Chen. Chen is known for her work in the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai as well as her performance during Cornell University’s Celebration for Asian American Women. Her training includes the Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center, and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts.

Jessica Chen Project Flyer


antarcticedgeposter2-variation2-webVIEWERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH PROJECT

Antarctic Edge: 70° South  FREE screenings have been rescheduled for THURSDAY February 19  at 6 pm and 8 pm in RU Cinema on the Livingston Campus.

These will be the only FREE screenings of Antarctic Edge: 70° South on the Rutgers campus before its NYC  theatrical release at the Quad Cinema April 17th.
Antarctic Edge: 70° South project page and feature film trailer can be found here. 14 undergraduate film students collaborated on the making of the film!
About the upcoming RU screenings: As part of the research component of the National Science Foundation grant that funded this film, we need over 100 volunteers to view and fill out a pre- and post-viewing survey.  To take the survey, you must be at least 18 years old.  People who complete the survey are eligible for a $200 Amazon gift card and are eligible to participate in a focus group meeting to be held in early March.


On Friday, February 13th at 12:30pm, the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is holding a rally on the steps of Brower on College Avenue. Join the One Billion Rising dance to show support, show awareness, and get more people involved – sponsored by the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers. BFA, BA, or dance minors invited!

One Billion Rising Flyer

Learn this simple dance – view videos below:


Midsummer Night’s Dream Flyer

Rutgers students are entitled to student ticket pricing, starting as low as $22.
They can use the discount code “LoveRU” to redeem this discount online or over the phone.


Merce Cunningham Trust’s Summer Workshops

Cunningham Summer Workshop Audition
April 4, 2015
11:00am – 3:00pm
New York City Center Studios – 130 West 56th Street, Studio 5

Repertory Workshop 1
Split Sides (2003)
led by Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 – 2011)
and Daniel Roberts (MCDC 2000 – 2005)
Dates: May 26 – June 12, 2015
Rehearsal Schedule
May 26 – 30 (Tu – S)
June 1 – 5 (M – F)
June 8 – 12 (M – F)
Final Showing: June 12


Repertory Workshop 2
Landrover (1972)
led by Sandra Neels (MCDC 1963 – 1973)
with Jennifer Goggans (MCDC 2000 – 2011)
Dates: July 6 – July 17, 2015
Rehearsal Schedule
July 6 – 10 (M – F)
July 13 – 17 (M – F)
Final Showing: July 17


Repertory Workshop 3
Locale (1979)
led by Kimberly Bartosik (MCDC 1987 – 1996)
and Carol Teitelbaum (MCDC 1986 – 1993)
Dates: July 20 – 31, 2015
Rehearsal Schedule
July 20 – 24 (M – F)
July 27 – 31 (M – F)
Final Showing: July 31


Repertory Workshop 4
led by Marcie Munnerlyn (MCDC 2004 – 2011)
and Andrea Weber (MCDC 2004 – 2011)
Dates: August 3 – 21, 2015
Rehearsal Schedule
August 3 – 7 (M – F)
August 10 – 14 (M – F)
August 17 – 21 (M – F)
Final Showing: August 21


The audition is for all four repertory workshops. If selected, you may be asked to participate in any number of them (1, 2, 3, or 4), and will receive technique classes free of charge. Exact rehearsal times are to be determined but are normally in the afternoon for three or four hours beginning at 2pm. A limited number of MCT Stipends will be awarded for the Split Sides, Landrover, Locale, and CRWDSPCR workshops. Stipends will be awarded based on both the April 4 audition, and previous participation in classes and workshops. To register for the audition, complete the application on our website (mercecunningham.org/classes-workshops) and send it to rsvp@mercecunningham.org by 04/01/2015.

Composition Workshop: Chance Procedures as Choreographic Strategies
led by Neil Greenberg (MCDC 1980 – 1986)
and Patricia Lent (MCDC 1984 – 1993)

Dates: June 15 – 26, 2015
Rehearsal Schedule
June 15 – 19 (M – F)
June 22 – 26 (M – F)
Final Showing: June 26

A full description of the composition workshop can be found on our website at: mercecunningham.org/classes-workshops. Those interested in participating in the composition workshop should please contact Patricia Lent at plent@mac.com.


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