Upcoming Dance Program Events
Guest Artist Residency - Nhan Ho
February 14-20, 2017
List of Events: tbd
California-based dance artist Nhan Ho 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!
Paula Higa Thesis Presentation: IN/VOLUNTARY MOTION
Saturday, February 25, 2017
7:00pm, Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)
In/Voluntary Motion investigates disabilities and disability culture. Paula Higa's choreography takes inspiration from dystonia, a disability characterized by involuntary, often spasmodic movements. Her study of dystonic movements, in collaboration with visual artist Neil Marcus, produced patterns and phrasing for this piece. Higa aims to bring awareness to disability culture, ultimately questioning the perception of disability as a dysfunctional condition. Original music by Patricia Julien.
Costume design by Winnie Looby. Lighting design by Bert Crosby.
Free and open to the public
American College Dance Association 2017
March 23-26, 2017
Students, faculty, and staff will be traveling to SUNY Potsdam 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.
Dancing Uphill 2017 - 10th Year Anniversary
Thursday-Saturday, March 30 - April 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM
and Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)
Tickets: $10 (cash or check only please)
Highlighting UVM dance student performers, the concert includes choreography by UVM dance faculty, UVM composition students, and professional guest dance artists. Highlighting ten years of this tradition, the concert will also include a number of dance program alumni (see below for more information). The show is directed by Paul Besaw and will feature works by dance faculty/guest artists Paul Besaw, Nhan Ho, and Hanna Satterlee. Technical direction and design coordination by Bert Crosby.
Tickets: $10 General Admission
Advanced Purchase: Tickets can be purchased in person at the Royall Tyler Theatre box office - 116 University Place or by phone at 802-656-2094. No online sales. Tickets for this event go on sale February 1.
At-the-Door Purchase: Cash or Check only please
For more information: DanceProgram@uvm.edu
Dancing Uphill Alumni Celebration
Calling all UVM dance alums! In 2017, the Dance Program will celebrate the 10th year of our annual spring concert, Dancing Uphill. For ten years, this event has featured UVM student performers, choreographers, and additionally the work of faculty and guest artists in collaboration with students. We want to invite all of you back to celebrate this important milestone with us, and everything you have contributed along the way!
While we are still very much in the planning phase for this event, here is a partial list of some of the things we have planned:
- Alumni performances in Dancing Uphill 2017
- Open classes/workshops for alumni
- Collecting stories of our shared dance history!
- Reception, where we can toast the program's history and future!
Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu with ideas, questions, or contact information!
LOOKING DEEPER (Spring Workshops)
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 full-day workshop will be led by a professional dance artist from the greater Vermont community. Open to UVM students/faculty/staff and the public.
Fall dates and workshop leaders (the workshop time for each day listed is 10:00 am - 4:00 pm):
Improvisation Laboratories: These intensives focus on improvisation skills and the movement's relationship to self, others, and the elements of space and time. All experience levels welcome.
Contemporary Dance Intensives: These intensives at UVM are designed to support and strengthen to the skills and community of practicing contemporary dancers and dance-makers. For advanced contemporary dancers.
- April 9 - Susan Sgorbati
Location: Mann Gym (Trinity Campus)
NOTE: There is a fee for these workshops, but scholarships are available for UVM community members. Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu if you have questions about this opportunity or would like to participate.
This series has received support from the UVM Lattie F. Coor Endowment and the Humanities Center.
Independent Study Student Showcase
Sunday, April 30, 2017
More info TBA
End-of-Semester Dance Showing (Spring)
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00 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 email@example.com if you would like to present something!
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