Weekly Announcements December 3rd-December 9th


MONDAY 12/4 BFA Required Concert Attendance

Rutgers in New York: Dance at the Joyce


9:30 am AND 11:30 – 12:30: Pick up your free, round trip NYC bus ticket and schedule in the Dance Conference Room. Note: THIS IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. NOT A CHARTERED BUS. 

    • Pick Up/Drop Off Location in New Brunswick: Albany Street across from the New Brunswick railroad station
    • Drop Off/Pick Up Location in NYC: Port Authority, 42nd Street
    • 3:15 PM arriving NYC 4:15 pm
    • 3:45 PM arriving NYC 4:45 pm
    • 4:15 PM arriving NYC 5:15 pm
    • 4:45 PM arriving NYC 5:45 pm
    • 5:15 PM arriving NYC 6:15 pm
    • 5:45 PM arriving NYC 6:45 pm
    • Joyce Theater: 19th Street @ 8th Avenue
    • Walking: Walk downtown on 8th Avenue from Port Authority, 42nd Street to 19th street.
    • Subway: At Port Authority 42nd street, take the C or E subway downtown to 23rd street Stop. Exit and walk downtown on 8th Avenue to 19th Street. $2.75 subway fare each way


6:00 – 7:15 pm: Pick up your free ticket to the performance at the Rutgers table at the Joyce Theater (not at the Joyce Box Office). Attendance will be taken. Bring your Rutgers ID.

7:30 pm Dance at the Joyce Performance. 

    • 9:30 pm at gate 418 Port Authority, 42nd St.
    • 10:00 pm at gate 417, Port Authority, 42nd St.
    • 10:30 pm at gate 418 Port Authority, 42nd St.
    • 11:00 pm at gate 417, Port Authority, 42nd St.
    • 11:30 pm at gate 418 Port Authority, 42nd St.
    • 12:00 pm at gate 417, Port Authority, 42nd St.





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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.


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 Ballet Theatre Day at Rutgers

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

Click here to register!


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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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Faculty Member Olivia Mode Cater has started a new blog called Dance Ed Tips

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You can follow her on Instagram and twitter @danceedtips and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/danceEDtips/

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Rutgers & VWR’s partnership can put your
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If you have questions, please contact the Procurement Help Desk at 848-932-4375 or email procurement_helpcenter@finance.rutgers.edu.


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.



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.


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


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Shared practice and process in NYC
MELT winter 2018


January 2-5

John Jasperse
Composition/Physical Relationships

TUE-FRI 10am-12pm  $100

Through a series of improvisations and choreographic sketches, we will explore making dances as the process of creating a series of physical relations. The experiments will include the cultivation of bodily states through the use of imagery, partner work, and structuring physical problems, which in turn affect our bodily state. The limitation will be examined as an integral part of composition. Through this, we will seek to develop work, which exhibits a personal and evocative language, contemporary cultural and social relevance, intelligence (in its various forms), and guts.

Participants will learn a selection of choreographic materials created by Irene during her ongoing interactions with professional dancers and dance teachers. These choreographies can be used as a very efficient warm-up for dance, as well as a musculo-skeletal conditioning program, neuro-muscular fine-tuning, and mental preparation for the greater awareness and expansiveness required of us all as creative performing artists. Areas of focus might include: dynamic trunk/pelvis stabilization, foot sensitization and articulation, hip joint mobilization, freeing the chest and shoulders.

January 8-12

Daria Faïn
C O R E  M O T I O N
MON-FRI 1:30-4:30pm $175

Daria Faïn’s C O R E  M O T I O N workshop offers two foundations of her movement and performance approach. INNER STRUCTURE uses QiGong principles to strengthen the body, open energy centers, and develop an understanding of the structural alignment of the body and its relation to gravity. CONTEMPLATIVE ACTION is a guided exploration of the correlation between organs, emotions, sensory perception, energy, and intellect. Taking place in winter, the underlining of the course will be the water element related the kidneys and to “life force”. Bring images, objects, or text that evokes the water element for you, and a notebook.

January 10-14

Tommy DeFrantz & Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Deconstructing Perceptions
WED-SUN 10am-12pm $125

Sessions will work with approaches to undercutting the ‘blink’ that forces us to judge each other at first sight. Some questions: How can we engage choreographic structures that resist determining who we think others are? Can we expand the notion (offer more context or framing) of the ‘blink’, the ‘gaze’, ‘perception’ of self in relation to others? Come ready to read, perceive, observe and witness.

January 15-19

This Body is Hallowed Ground
MON-FRI 10am-12pm $125

For this workshop, we’ll be exploring witchcraft and earth-based rituals as somatic practices of integration, acceptance, and healing. Students will be given new tools to recognize and hone their bodily intuition. We’ll tap into the visceral effects of astrology and engage in a holistic movement practice that aligns with planetary energies. We’ll explore altar-building, herbal medicine, Tarot, visioning, touch, improvisation and ancestor reverence as avenues toward embodied spiritual awareness.

Chris Aiken
An Eco-Poetic Approach to Dance Improvisation and Performance

MON-FRI 1-3pm $125

In this workshop, we will examine the delicate relationships between perception, action and the poetic imagination through improvised dance making. We will begin with the assumption that dancing and performing are shaped not only by physical and compositional skill but by our capacities to be in resonance with others and the nested worlds we live in. We will practice tuning ourselves and our actions in real time. The ecological approach includes personal, cultural, political and social contexts. Come ready to move, perform and imagine

Jess Curtis & Claire Cunningham

Watch Me Watch You
MON-FRI 3:30-6:30pm $175

Drawing on scores, ideas, and themes from their work The Way You Look (at me) Tonight — developed in collaboration with philosopher of perception Alva Noë — Curtis and Cunningham lead an investigation through movement, language, writing, watching, listening and feeling, of how difference — of physicality or lived experience — can shape, and is shaped by, the way we ‘perform’ our perceptions. This workshop is accessible to people of diverse physicalities.

January 20-22

Yoshiko Chuma & Jodi Melnick
SAT 10am-10pm SUN 10am-5pm
MON 8pm Performance at MR@Judson

Join Yoshiko Chuma and Jodi Melnick for a weekend of movement, talking, and food. Through adoration and frustration, political and non-political subject matters, strengths and weaknesses, we come together to facilitate this workshop. We’ll share the accumulated work at MR@Judson on Monday January 22.

January 22-26

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Embodied Rebellion (becoming uncivilized)
MON-FRI 10am-12pm $125

This workshop draws on achugar’s own practice developed through years of making performances as a tool for liberating ourselves from presupposed ways of being in our bodies and allowing a more liberated and utopian future self to emerge. Via this practice, we investigate ways of uncovering what’s already present (but perhaps repressed or suppressed/oppressed) in ourselves, and how to create the conditions to let it manifest and appear on its own. A practice of growing a new body; a connected body; an anarchic body; a utopian body… by becoming uncivilized with a practice of being in pleasure.

Shelley Senter
Alexander Technique: A Critical Practice

MON-FRI 1-3pm $125

The Alexander Technique is a means of identifying mental and physical habits that interfere with one’s ability to attend to the moment and make choices. Often when we strive to carry out our intentions, we use a process that is habitual, unconscious, and counterproductive. This technique offers a practice of staying open and alert in the moment, observing our familiar tensions and choosing to move without them.

Jennifer Rosenblit 
Standing In
MON-FRI 3:30-5:30pm $125

This workshop unpacks the problems of nationalism and inclusion through the practice of making performance. We will use meaning making to interrogate the ordinary as an unknown fantasy. Confronting the concept of home and the inevitability of being lost, autonomy stands in as a desire for togetherness, not a recipe.

Payments & Fees
$100-$175 for individual workshopsRegister now and receive
20% OFF Early Bird Discount
all MELT winter 2018 workshops!
(AVAILABLE THROUGH NOVEMBER 15th)If you miss the 20% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT, you’ll have a chance to receive a 10-15% discount by registering for multiple workshops:
Register for 3-5 workshops and save 10% off each workshop
Register for 6-8 workshops and save 12% off each workshop
Register for 9 or more workshops and save 15% off each workshop


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MIP® is a unique summer dance intensive for advanced dancers, 18 to 23 years old. Dancers work with an extraordinary faculty of teachers, choreographers, and mentors in a project that encourages risk-taking, creativity, and the development of improvisational skills in a supportive environment that prepares the dancer to work in collaboration with today’s choreographers.

We are thrilled that MIP® 2017 was named among the “Top Ten International Contemporary Summer Dance Programs” by au-di-tions.com.

Movement Invention Project® 2018 Program Dates: June 18th – July 7th (Off July 4th)
MIP® 2018 Auditions*:

*Pre-register by emailing MIP@njdte.org

• CHICAGO WORKSHOP & AUDITION: February 24, 2018 @ Visceral Dance

• NEW YORK CITY: February 18th, 2018 @ Ballet Hispanico

• PITTSBURGH: February 11th @ Point Park University

• VIDEO AUDITIONS: Video submissions will be accepted until February 18th, 2018. Please go to http://www.movementinventionproject.com/mipreg–info.html for Video requirements

For more information, and for audition registration, visit www.movementinventionproject.com or email mip@njdte.org

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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

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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.

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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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