Weekly Announcements – April 3 to April 9

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This Week: Week 11 Ballet and Technique Schedules, Dance Assembly, Special Events, Upcoming Concerts, Special Offer for Students, Professional Opportunities and Intensives.



Lecture and Book Signing with Wendy Perron 

Editor at Large for Dance Magazine and Author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer: Selected Writings

Wednesday, April 6 at 9:45am – Studio 110

All technique classes are cancelled

Books available for purchase on-site

Wendy Perron

WENDY PERRON, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer, had a 30-year career as a dancer and choreographer. She danced with the Trisha Brown company in the 1970s and choreographed more than 40 works for her own group. She has taught at Bennington, Princeton, Rutgers and many other schools and dance centers. In the early 1990s she served as associate director of Jacob’s Pillow, where she directed intensives in postmodern dance and improvisation. The former editor in chief of Dance Magazine, Wendy has also written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, Contact Quarterly, and vanityfair.com. Known as an authority on contemporary dance, she has lectured and given book readings across the country. Currently she teaches a graduate seminar at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, is a judge for Youth America Grand Prix, and moderates talks and panels on dance. She also serves as editor at large for Dance Magazine and a critic for Dance Europe while continuing to post commentary at wendyperron.com.




Pilobolus Creative Process

April 20, 2016

ALL BFA Required

Since 1971, Pilobolus Dance Theater has been making dances that are as quirky, diverse, and imaginative as the members that make up the company.  Based in a collaborative creation process, one with improvisation at is core, each performer contributes to each creation, allowing for multiple voices to be heard in one piece. This unique approach to making movement helps the company to continually evolve over time. Heather Favretto and Mark Fucik will share insites into the process and culture of Pilobolus, and making dance your living.

Photo by John Kane


HEATHER JEANE FAVRETTO grew up in New Jersey where her hyperactivity as a child drove her parents to place her in dance classes. Sixteen years later, she received her BFA in Dance from Rutgers University and was awarded the Dance Express Honor for four years of consistently outstanding choreography. Upon graduation she worked for Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Cleo Mack Dance Project, and Naganuma Dance. She first joined Pilobolus in 2010 to work on a musical adaptation of James and the Giant Peach at Goodspeed Operahouse. Other favorites with Pilobolus include: RadioLab LIVE! In The Dark, a collaboration with WNYC radio moguls (and personal heroes) Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, and best of all Shadowland! She joined the cast in 2012 and has been having a blast ever since!



Mark Fucik_HeadshotMARK FUCIK grew up on a small farm in Walnut Creek California. He received a BA in theater from Rutgers University where he started dancing at 21. He got his start with John Evans and Dancers, and Patricia Nanon at The Yard, Ivy Baldwin, and the Cleo Mack Dance Project. He joined Pilobolus in 2001 and toured with the main company until 2005. In 2005 he transitioned into teaching for Pilobolus and continued to tour with Pilobolus’ Satellite Company and Creative Services.  Mark helped to realize and create Pilobolus Shadowland in 2008 touring the show as it’s Dance captain for two years.  He is now Shadowlands’ Creative Director.  He also works and teaches with Alison Chase as the Associate Artistic Director of Alison Chase Project.


Yvonne Rainer Lecture

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Hysterika Jazz Dance in NYC!

Barbara Angeline’s company, Hysterika Jazz Dance, will perform on April 9th and 10th at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. The company will perform excerpts from “eat Crow” at the New York Jazz Choreography Project. MGSA Dance Ed Alumni, Maddie Warriner and Emily Funicello will dance with the company. For ticket and company info, please go to www.BarbaraAngeline.com 




Pick up your tickets for the Senior Dance Concert and DancePlus from Brillana in the Front Office this week.

Wrist bands for Yvonne Rainer can be picked up on Monday, April 11th.




After his visit last month Rennie wanted to offer Rutgers Students a discount to go to Illadelpo 2016. If interested, contact rennieharris@gmail.com and put “MO267” in the subject box in order to get a discount.

The Illadelph Legends Festival remains the longest continually run hip-hop festival dedicated to the evolution of hip-hop music and dance, featuring the most electrifying innovators and pioneers of Hip Hop movement.  Celebrating 16 consecutive years, the 2016 Illadelph Legends Festival will have a full schedule of master classes, lecture demonstrations, open jam sessions, panel discussions, and break-out sessions from 9 am-5 pm daily.

The Illadelph Legends Festival brings together some of the most influential and inspirational instructors from around the world to teach and mentor festival participants ranging from students to professionals. These originators and renowned practitioners of the various hip-hop movement styles will be teaching boogaloo, locking, popping, hip-hop, house, B-goy/B-girl, Afrofunk and salsa.




American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Counselor Opportunity

American Ballet Theatre is currently accepting applications for Summer Intensive Counselors during our New York Summer Intensive (June 27 – July 29, 2016).  Counselors assist with a group of students during the Intensive and have the opportunity take technique classes with their level at ABT’s Studios.  Please encourage your dance or arts administration students to apply through this link:  http://www.abt.org/insideabt/jobs.asp.    Students are welcome to apply to be a Resident Counselor at our California Summer Intensive as well (July 25 – August 12, 2016).

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