Weekly Announcements November 24th-December 2nd


Week 13 Ballet & Technique Schedule

Week 13 Ballet & Technique Schedule

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Rutgers in New York: Dance at the Joyce

Required Concert: Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

BFAs, MFAs, EdMs: 

  • Celebrate the season with Rutgers in New York! An evening of Rutgers pride featuring BFA students from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department.
  • December 4th:
    • 9:30-9:45 am and 11:30 – 12:30 pm Free student round-trip NYC bus ticket pick up in the dance hallway; complements the Mason Gross Student Government. (EdM bus tickets will be dropped off in class on 11/30)
    • Complementary student performance tickets will be available at the Department table at the Joyce Theater between 6:30 and 7:15 pm. Attendance will be taken. 
    • 7:30 pm performance

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Senior Spotlight

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THURSDAY, NOV. 30 – Pre-College Dance Experience Day:

  • Shortened Ballet classes, 8:00 to 9:00 am (UDW dancers excused from ballet)
  • No technique for BFA’s (except UDW dancers)
  • UDW Dancers, Technique Teachers and Accompanists will host high school students in the 9:30 to 11:30 technique classes (more info coming)
  • UDW will be performing for the high schools at 12:00 noon (more info coming)

MONDAY, DEC. 4 – Rutgers in New York Required Concert Attendance

  • BFAs, MFAs, EdMs
    • Joyce performers are excused from ballet and technique and will be boarding a chartered bus at 9:00 am – more info at the cast meeting (see below).
    • 9:30 – 9:45 am and 11:30 -12:30 pm: pick up your free, round trip NYC bus ticket in the dance hallway
    • 6:30 – 7:15 pm – pick up your performance ticket at the Department table at the Joyce Theater
    • 7:30 pm: Dance at the Joyce Performance

TUESDAY, DEC. 5 – No Ballet

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6 – Ballet 8:00 to 8:45 am, No Technique, Student Concert Auditions start at 9:00 am

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 – Dance Assembly Showings – Required attendance.

IMPORTANT: Joyce Theater Performance Casts

Morris, Lubovitch, Grand-Moultrie, Wilson

There will be a required cast meeting on Monday, November 27th from 11:30 to 12:30 pm in studio 110. Pizza will be served. [Pick up your DancePlus tickets from Leidy between 1:00 and 5:00 pm]

Annual Pre-College Dance Experience

Thursday, Nov. 30th, is the annual Pre-College Dance Experience (PCDE) at Mason Gross. On that day, high school dance teachers who are hosting final-year Dance EdMs in their full-time teaching placements bring their students to take Technique classes (9:45-11am) in the Dance Department and attend a UDW concert in the VJM.  PCDE is designed to thank public school teachers for their significant investment in hosting an EdM student at their schools, and a chance for their high school students to gain insight into the student experience at Mason Gross Dance.  EdMs and UDW Dancers will staff the event.  Please see below for students’ individual assignments.  All students staffing the event will receive an email with a detailed schedule for the day.

NOTE: On Thursday, Nov. 30th, BFA Ballet will meet 8-9am.  UDW Dancers are excused from Ballet that day, and all BFA Technique classes are cancelled. 



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American Ballet Theatre Day at Rutgers

American Ballet Theatre Day at RutgersRegistration Open$10 registration for BFA, BA, MFA, EdM students

Click here to register!

SPRING 2018 STUDENT CONCERT AUDITION Wednesday December 6th Choreographers – you have until Wednesday, Novem

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With only two weeks left, now is the perfect time to purchase discounted tickets for the students of Rutgers University for the premiere of rose walk green ice on December 7-9 at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery!

For tickets click HERE, and for more information click HERESave the date!

Students can use “friend10” for $10 tickets for groups of 10+ and “friend15” for $15 tickets for individual students at check out to receive our student deal! This is a perfect field trip option that involves dance, theatre, live music, set, lighting, costume, and projection design. If it is easier for us to share this information with teachers directly, please let us know!

Faculty and staff members of Rutgers University can receive complimentary tickets to any performance of rose walk green ice! Please email us to reserve tickets for anyone that would like to attend and we would be happy to have you as our guest.

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Assembly Calendar









January 2 – 16, 2018
Applications due by December 11, 2017
Application Fee: $50

Tuition: $985
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance: $493
NYC Winter Study offers participants two immersive weeks of study at Gibney Dance. Create a customized schedule of 30-35 classes, dance alongside members of the professional dance community, attend panel discussions, see numerous performances throughout the city, and much more!
Participants have access to Gibney Dance’s wide range of artist services and programs and will join a wonderful and diverse community of artists pursuing their passion in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Click here for more info.

Winter Intensive

January 8-12, 2018 

*12:00-2:00pm Technique Class
*2:30-6:00pm Workshop
Eden’s Expressway
Fee: $280. For a limited time!
Register by November 3, 2018 for a discounted rate of $260.
*Exact schedule subject to change
Class Description
Beginning with a warm-up to integrate the breath and full dimension of the body, movement exercises will focus on undoing places of tension and holding. Mapping the joints of the body will be emphasized to enable clear and efficient movement. The afternoon workshop will develop into learning a phrase of movement that encompasses quick qualitative shifts and complex points of initiation, taking selections from Trisha Brown’s 40 years of repertory.
All participants must be 18 or older. Participants must take the full intensive.
For additional questions, contact Lee Serle, Education Director, at: education@trishabrowncompany.org

Dance with DDD this January!

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Click here for more info.

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Summer 2018 Festival Internships run May 22-Aug 30*.
Over thirty interns from around the world work in a vibrant community of artistic directors, dancers, musicians, scholars, educators, administrative, and production staff.
In addition to invaluable training and mentoring, interns enjoy Festival perks including free performances and dance classes, staff-led seminars and workshops, room and board, a stipend, and college credit.
Apply by January 12 for priority consideration!
*Internship dates may vary based on position.
Fall/Winter/Spring Internships are also available and can be tailored to individual needs, goals, and timelines.
Click below for more information on currently available F/W/S internships.



Happy World Book and Copyright Dayto my fellow bookworms!

Dr. Bea Ayi, from Ghana

flyer Dance Forms of Africa Certificate
This is a chance to enroll in an elective dance studies course that further explore aspects of dance in Africa to support your Afro Fusion and/or Urban Fusion dance studio courses.

Remember, enrolling and completing 4 course from the list below earns you the International  Dance Studies online certificate:

NEW! Dance Forms in Africa
Dance Appreciation Online
History of Broadway Dance
Dance in Istanbul
Dance in Israel
Dance in India

NOTE: BFA/BA Dance Majors can include Dance History: World Survey (08:206:442) as one of your 4 certificate courses, in either online or face-to-face format.
NOTE: Dance Minors/Non-dance majors have the option to include Dance Appreciation Online as one of your certificate courses as well.

 Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo

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December 1-2, 2017  •  8pm

Tickets start at $10!


Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater, presents three inspiring works that reflect on the migrant experience, the tragedy of marginalization, and the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Both evenings end in a post-performance artist talkback with choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Michelle Manzanales moderated by Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro 

Afro-Andalusian Memories 

Sunday, December 3, 2017
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
La Nacional
239 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

“Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to this art form.”

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories, a feature-length documentary from anthropologist Miguel Ángel Rosales, explores the contribution of Afro-Andalusians to flamenco as the art form developed. Gurumbé (72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) has won numerous awards in the festival circuit and it is currently premiering around the world.

Join us for this special event in La Nacional’s beautiful, intimate performance space. There will be a screening of the film with the director, and a flamenco performance by dancer Yinka Ese Graves, who is featured in the film, with live musicians. There will also be a round table discussion with the performers and the director, moderated by K. Meira Goldberg. In addition to organizing numerous conferences and flamenco events with the Foundation for Iberian Music, Goldberg is the author of Flamenco on the Global Stage and Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (forthcoming, Oxford Univ. Press).

Beverages will be available at a cash bar. This event is all ages.

Buy tickets here!

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Dance Theatre of Harlem

Head to Harlem!
Street Jazz Open Class
with Olutayo
Tuesdays 7:309pm
All levels welcome!
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Explore a combination of Jazz, Contemporary, West African, Afrobeat, House and Hip Hop in our STREET JAZZ Open Class. This class will put emphasis on musicality, efficiency and performance through storytelling. Class environment is fun, warm and focused!
“He’s a show stopper!”
-Debbie Allen

Olutayo is a Harlem, NY based singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer and actor. A masterful and effective entertainer with a charming, warm presence, watching Olu go is a true experience…

Credits include:
Chris Brown
FKA twigs
Apollo Theater
“West Side Story” (Carnegie Hall)
The Wiz LIVE! (NBC)
VH1’s 2016 Hip Hop Honor Awards


Dance Theatre of Harlem
Everett Center for the Performing Arts
466 West 152nd Street
New York, NY 10031


Myriad Pictures


The Dancer

Starring Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto

Choreographer: Jody Sperling


In this exceedingly intelligent, visually arresting biopic, viewers get a glimpse into the remarkable life of Loïe Fuller, an American dancer who became a sensation in Europe in the early 20th century-only to be swept aside just as quickly when a greater talent emerged on the scene.
Making her feature debut, filmmaker Stéphanie Di Giusto explores how Fuller (played by musician and actress Soko) escaped the Midwest to transform herself, first by pursuing acting but then developing into a celebrated avant-garde dancer in New York, eventually making her way to the prestigious Paris Opera. Fuller’s influential Serpentine dance routine cemented her legend, but soon she faced stiff competition from a rising star named Isadora Duncan (a luminous Lily-Rose Depp).
The Dancer is a meditation on the creative process-how a dancer’s insecurities can feed into her innovations, establishing her name but also tying her to a movement that may be short-lived. Soko’s restless, raw performance is all the more heartbreaking for how, in Duncan, Fuller saw the personification of the more beautiful, gifted artist she wanted to see in herself.
Time Lapse Dance Artistic Director Jody Sperling, who is the preeminent exponent of Fuller’s dance style, was choreographer, creative consultant, and coach for the film. Sperling worked intensively with the film’s star, the French singer/actress Soko, training her 5-6 hours per day for a period of 5 weeks helping her embody the role of “La Loïe.” The film garnered six César Award nominations, including a win for Best Costume Design.
“Loie Fuller’s art was highly influential in the development of cinema and so it’s especially fitting that she finally has a feature film showcasing her ascendant artistry,” said Jody Sperling. “Stephanie brought such a strong passion, vision and sense of style to the project that she won me over immediately. And what a privilege to work with Soko, a powerful authentic talent, who does an extraordinary job embodying the role of Loie.”
The Dancer premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” category and made the NYC debut at Lincoln Center Film Society’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Festival in March 2017.
CAST: Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp, François Damiens
PRODUCERS: Alain Attal, Marie Jardillier, Emma Javaux
SCREENWRITERS: Stéphanie Di Giusto, Sarah Thibau, Thomas Bidegain
DIRECTOR: Stéphanie Di Giusto108 min | France | In French with English subtitles
A dancer-choreographer from NYC, Jody Sperling is the Founder/Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. She has created more than 40 works including many expanding on the legacy of modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller (1862-1928). Considered the preeminent Fuller stylist, Sperling has reimagined the genre for the 21st century, deploying it in the context of contemporary performance forms for herself and her company of six women. She was nominated for a 2017 World Choreography Award for her work on the French feature film “The Dancer” (premiere 2016 Cannes Film Festival) which was inspired by Fuller’s life.
Years of working in Fuller’s idiom, which involves kinesphere-expanding costumes, has influenced Sperling’s awareness of the body’s relationship with the larger environment. In 2014, she participated in a polar science mission to the Arctic as the first, and to date only, choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker. During the expedition, she danced on sea ice and made the short dance film “Ice Floe.” (winner of a Creative Climate Award). Following that experience, Sperling has developed programs transporting the icescape to the stage and seeking to enhance climate literacy. Her current projects. Current projects focus on using visual-kinetic narratives to connect choreography and climate science.


International meeting in the heart of Austria
for Choreographers
Movement Directors
Directors of Physical Theatre

Intensive training, conference, practical workshops, works-in-progress, presentations, interactive lectures and discussions.

Each of our workshops opens new international opportunities!
December 12-20

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Flu Clinics for students

Click on the link below for more information on where to get your flu shot this year. Want to skip the line? Print and fill out the forms in this link and bring them with you to the vaccine clinic.  Click here for more information

Stay healthy! Get your flu shot

Soma center

Students can sign up for a once-a-week, hour-long session.  Sessions are available Tuesdays 1-4pm and Wednesdays 4-7pm, and begin on Tuesday, October 31st.  The sign-up sheet for the second half of Fall semester is posted outside the Soma Center, and sign-up is on a first-come basis.

Reformer classes are a wonderful opportunity to supplement your dance training by increasing body awareness and core stability; improving posture and flexibility; and preventing injuries.  It’s also an opportunity to deepen your Pilates practice if you’re considering doing the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training.  So please take advantage of this opportunity if your schedule permits.

 Hours with the Dean of Students


Need a Massage?

Dance students, faculty, accompanists, staff: Each Friday afternoon the Soma Lab is transformed into a peaceful and private haven for therapeutic and stress-relieving massage sessions with Teri Meade, our massage therapist from Rutgers Recreation.  Book a single or several 30 minute sessions. See the flyer below for further information.

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 Americas Tour | Fall 2017

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company




252 West 30th Street, 4B, New York, NY  10001 (between 7th and 8th Avenues).
Convenient to 1,2,3,A,E,C,Q,R,N,F Trains
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Mondays 4:00-6:30PM
Tuesdays 7:30 – 11PM
Thursdays All day until – 6:00PM
Fridays 2:30-11:00PM
Saturdays – late afternoons
Sundays 1:30pm – 11PM

20′ X 30′, sprung wooden floor, ballet barre, natural light, mirrors,
CD, casette, ipod sound system. Wifi.

Reasonable Rates: $20/hr. for 4 or fewer dancers. $22/hr. for 5 or more dancers.
$24/hr. for classes and workshops.
Discounted rates during of
peak hours.
48 hour cancellation policy.


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