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Fall 2017

bulletDance Program - Fall Auditions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)

Come prepared to learn new dance sequences and improvisational structures. Emphasis on creating a comfortable environment where everybody can have fun and show the best of themselves!

Auditions for the following projects:

  • DNCE 175 Dance Repertory: Guest Artist Avi Waring will set a dynamic new dance work on students; to be performed in the annual spring Dancing Uphill concert (see spring event listing below).
  • DNCE 177 Site Performance Practicum: Faculty member Paula Higa will direct a new site specific performance that will be created and performed in the fall semester (see event listing below).
  • Dance projects created by composition students enrolled in DNCE 160/260.

(Note: if you have a time conflict that you absolutely cannot adjust, but would like to be considered, please contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu!)

bulletVermont/Nebraska Dance Sampler

Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Music Recital Hall (Redstone Campus)

This work supports ongoing collaborations between dance at the University of Vermont and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The evening will feature three dance groups:

  • sloDance (Lincoln, NE)
    Artistic Director Susan Levine Ourada,
    with guest choreographers Paul Besaw and Hye-Won Hwang
  • Paula Higa Dance & Ers (Burlington, VT)
    Artistic Director Paula Higa
  • Embi (Lincoln, NE)
    Artistic Directors Marisol Herling and Beth Jensen

bulletStudent Choreography Showcase #1
Sunday, October 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Music Recital Hall (Redstone Campus)
Free and open to the public.

Come see original work by UVM student choreographers.

bulletLOOKING DEEPER (Fall Improvisation Workshops)

For the second year in a row, the UVM Dance Program is partnering with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in presenting Looking Deeper, a contemporary dance workshop series that focuses on training and exploration in the art of improvisation. Each 4-hour workshop will be led by a professional dance artist from the greater Vermont community. Open to UVM students/faculty/staff and the public.

Saturday workshops are open to all dancer/performers.
Sunday workshops are for dancers with more experience.

Fall dates (the workshop time for each day listed is 12:00 - 4:00 pm):

  • Saturday, October 14 - Hannah Dennison
  • Sunday, October 15 - Susan Sgorbati
  • Saturday, December 2 - Lida Winfield
  • Sunday, December 3 - Penny Campbell

Location: Mann Gym (Trinity Campus)

NOTE: There is a fee for these workshops, but a limited number of free and reduced rate spots are available for UVM community members. Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu if you have questions about this opportunity or would like to participate.

bulletFall Site Performance
Directed by Paula Higa
Date/Time: tba
Location: tba

bulletVermont College Dance Festival

Time/Date TBA

Don't miss the fourth annual gathering of dance students and faculty from around the Green Mountain State. A great collection of performances and master classes!

Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu for more information or if you would like to participate!

bulletDance End-of-Semester Showing
Friday, December 8, 2017 - time TBA
Southwick Ballroom

bulletStudent Choreography Showcase
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Music Building Recital Hall


Spring 2018

bulletDance Program - Spring Auditions

January 2018
Date/Time: tba
Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)

Come prepared to learn new dance sequences and improvisational structures. Emphasis on creating a comfortable environment where everybody can have fun and show the best of themselves!

Auditions for two projects:

  • Guest Artist James Morrow will set a new dance work on students; to be performed in the annual spring Dancing Uphill concert (see event listing below).
  • Choreography by faculty members Paul Besaw and Julie Peoples-Clark, and other student compositions performed in the annual spring Dancing Uphill concert (see event listing below).

(Note: if you have a time conflict that you absolutely cannot adjust, but would like to be considered, please contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu!)

bulletGuest Artist Residency - James Morrow

January 31 - February 4, 2018
List of Events: tbd

Massachusetts-based dance artist James Morrow will be working with UVM dancers in the spring semester. His residency will include setting a new dance work on students for Dancing Uphill (see event listing below), as well as open master classes in contemporary dance technique and hip hop. Check back for details!

bulletAmerican College Dance Association 2018
February 15-18, 2018
Boston University

Students, faculty, and staff will be traveling to Boston University to attend the annual ACDA New England Conference. Student work from UVM will be presented and students will take part in a whole array of master classes.

Please contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu if you are interested in participating.

bulletDance with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4, 2018
7:30 PM
Music Recital Hall (Redstone Campus)

Featuring:

  • Burlington Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director, Yutaka Kono
  • Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun, New choreography by Paul Besaw
  • Appalachian Spring, Choreography by Clare Byrne (revised from her 2010 work)

bulletDancing Uphill 2018

Thursday, March 22 - Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 2:00 PM
Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)
Tickets: $10

Highlighting UVM dance student performers, the concert includes choreography by UVM dance faculty, UVM composition students, and professional guest dance artists. The show will feature works by dance faculty/guest artists Paul Besaw, James Morrow, Julie Peoples-Clark, and Avi Waring. Directed by Besaw; technical direction and design coordination by Bert Crosby.

Check back for ticket purchase information!

bulletEnd-of-Semester Dance Showing (Spring)

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Southwick Hall Ballroom (Redstone Campus)
Free and open to the public

Presentation of class projects and independent student work. Coordinated by faculty member Paula Higa. Contact phiga@uvm.edu if you would like to present something!

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