Weekly Announcements – September 13 to September 19

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This Week: Week 3 BFA Technique Schedule, Master Class with nora chipaumire, EdM Dance Education Degree Advisement Appointments, Free Tickets for “Dancing with the Spirit”, Free Afro Latino Dance Workshop, Hula Workshop with John-Mario Sevilla, and Special Events.


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Interpreter Master Class During Afro Fusion

September 15th 

Email Kimani if you want to attend kimani@rci.rutgers.edu

noraI am developing an African/Bantu/Zimbabwean rooted contemporary dance technique that allows the Zimbabwean and African dancer the greatest expression while meeting the demand for an African contemporaneity that is relevant and has an audience at home and abroad.                                                                          – nora chipaumire (2015)

nora chipaumire offers a movement experience geared towards technical understanding and development of the body as a physical instrument. This class is best presented as a series or multi- day workshop in conjunction with a creative or performance residency, but may be tailored to fit specific time constraints.

nora chipaumire’s Bio & More



If you are interested in tracking toward our five-year BFA+EdM or post-BFA  master’s degree track with PK-12 dance teacher certification you may self-book your appointments with Dr. Bashaw on-line here: http://drbarbarabashaw.appointy.com/

A reminder that EdM tracking students should be sure to make appointments with Dr. Bashaw every fall and spring semester.


Pictured Above: Hannah Sego, BFA 2015 and EdM Candidate 2016 teaching at Franklin Middle School


(Please sign-up by Tuesday, September 15th on the sheet on bulletin board across from Studio 110; tickets will be printed and held at box office at Nicholas Music Center for you to pick up before the show)

Friday, September 25, 2015, 8:00—10:30 PM

Nicholas Music Center Theater

Dancing with the Spirit explores the artistic and spiritual dimensions of the African-derived religious traditions of Cuban Santeria and Brazilian Candomble in Americas. The program features performances by Afro-Cuban Experimental Ensemble Oyu Oro and Afro Brazilian Folkloric Music and Dance Ensemble Ologunde.

Performance followed by a roundtable discussion with artists Danys “La Mora” Perez and Dende Macedo, Rutgers professors Carlos Decena (Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Women and Gender Studies), Eduardo Herrera (Mason Gross Music Department), and Jeff Friedman (Mason Gross Dance Department), and moderated by Center for Latino Arts and Culture Director Carlos Fernandez.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:30 AM—1:30 PM

Lion’s Lounge Studio, Room 115

Rutgers Student Center

126 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

Conducted by artists Danys Perez and Dende Macedo, these workshops focus on the movement and choreographic aspects characteristic of Afro Brazilian Candomble and Afro Cuban Santeria.

For more information, please visit clac.rutgers.edu.


Rutgers NDEO Graduate and Undergraduate Student Organizations are pleased to announce their inaugural event: A Hula Masterclass and Discussion with John-Mario Sevilla, Director, 92Y Harkness Dance Center.  This event is FREE to Dance EdM, BFA, BA and Minor students.  The masterclass is limited to 35 participants.  To sign up, email rutgersndeo@gmail.com with “Hula Masterclass” in the subject line and your name in the body of the email.  You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.

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“[UN] W.R.A.P.: Undoing Writing, Research and Performance” explores the complexity and evolution of “Black Dance.”

PastedMark O’Maley is honored to be designing the lighting and projections Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project’s new piece – “Beautiful Human Lies” – as part of  “[UN] W.R.A.P: No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers” featuring additional performances by Gesel Mason, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, & Dianne McIntyre. Performances will be livestreamed from the University of Colorado Boulder on September 18-20 2015.

Directed and performed by CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Gesel Mason, the symposium—building on Mason’s solo project “No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers”—presents a diversity of dance by prominent African American choreographers, alongside conversations about the historical impact and ongoing contributions of their work to America’s cultural landscape.

Scholars taking part in the panel on Black subjectivity and performance include Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin (University of Georgia), including Dr. Thomas DeFrantz (Duke University), Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild (Temple University) and Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (performance artist, Coalition for Diasporan Scholars Moving)

The panel discussions & performances are all streamed live at https://livestream.com/accounts/2713216. They will be archived there as well – viewable at any time after the event.

For more information click here

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