Weekly Announcements – February 5 to February 11


This Week: Week 4 Ballet & Technique Schedules, Audition Reminder, and Upcoming Events.



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2nd Student Concert Auditions

Wednesday, February 8

Choreographers, please see Brillana Castillo to sign up for your audition slot by 4pm on Monday, February 6


“Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance” Film Screening


Pick up your tickets from Brillana in the front office 

Nicholas Music Center
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017
Free for Rutgers students, staff and faculty with valid ID.

BFA majors are required to attend – all rehearsals canceled on Thursday, February 9.
Co-sponsored by Rutgers University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the Mason Gross Dance Department, and the Rutgers Filmmaking Center.

Mr. Gaga A Film by Tomer Heymann – Official Trailer (English)

Free Gaga/people Class with certified teacher Wies Van Houplines on Saturday, February 11 at 3pm

Studio 110 – Nicholas Music Center

Following the screening of “Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance,” take a free Gaga/people class with dancer/teacher Wies Van Houplines, graduate of the Royal Conservatory Antwerp in Belgium and certifiedGaga/people teacher. Participation in class is first-come, first-served, with a maximum of 50 participants. Please RSVP as 848-932-1367.

Arrive early to ensure entry.

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by certified teachers and dancers who have worked closely with choreographer Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

Please note this is a Gaga/people class, not a Gaga/dancers class, which employs more specific vocabulary and skills.



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