2019-2020 PRODUCTIONS

Fall Site Performance Project

TBD - Fall 2019
Votey/Discovery Halls

UVM dance faculty Paula Higa will direct students in the creation and performance of a site specific movement work that interacts with science and engineering spaces/departments in Votey and Discovery Halls.

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Dancing Uphill 2020

Wednesday-Saturday, January 22 - 25, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Mann Gymnasium (Trinity Campus)
Tickets: $10 for Students; $15 General Admission

Highlighting UVM dance student performers, the concert includes choreography by UVM dance faculty, UVM composition students, and professional guest dance artists. The show will include works by dance faculty Julian Barnett and Paul Besaw, and feature the work of guest artists Laurel Jenkins and Lida Winfield. Directed by Besaw; technical direction and design coordination by Bert Crosby.

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2019-2020 EVENTS

Dance Program – Info & Auditions, part 1

Dancing Uphill 2018 (photo by Lindsay Raymondjack)

Monday, September 2, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Cohen Hall Dance Studio

Learn about dance program offerings and opportunities. 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!

Looking to cast the following projects:

Site Performance Practicum (see event listing below)

  • Paula Higa, dance faculty. Higa will direct a new site-specific performance to be created and performed in the fall semester (For credit opportunity: DNCE 177 – rehearsal times TBD).

Miguel Gutierrez Guest Artist Residency

  • Performance Making Workshop with Miguel Gutierrez. Group will meet every night, September 17-20, with an informal performance showing on Friday, September 20.

Dancing Uphill – to be performed January 2020 (see event listing below). Two faculty/guest artist works to rehearse during the fall semester:

  • Julian Barnett, dance faculty (For credit opportunity: DNCE 175 Dance Repertory – rehearsals on Monday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm)
  • Laurel Jenkins, guest artist (rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, 2:00-4:00 pm)

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

Burack Lecture & Guest Artist Residency

Miguel Gutierrez (photo by Bylan Douglas)

Miguel Gutierrez
Dates: September 17-20, 2019

List of Events:
Wednesday, September 18
12:00-12:50 pm  Class Visit – Drugs, Demons and Dancing (Fleming 101)
4:30 pm  Burack Lecture (Davis Center Livak Ballroom)

Thursday, September 19
2:30-3:45 pm Class Visit – Sex, Gender & Social Dance (Cohen 201)

Friday, September 20
7:30 pm Performance Making Workshop Informal Showing (Cohen Dance Studio)

Check back for more details!

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

Dance Program – Auditions, part 2

Dancing Uphill 2018 (photo by Lindsay Raymondjack)

Sunday, October 6, 2019
7:00-9:00 pm
Cohen Hall Dance Studio

Learn about dance program offerings and opportunities. 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!

Looking to cast the following projects:

Fall Student Projects

  • Projects created by DNCE 160 Dance Composition students.

Dancing Uphill – to be performed January 2020 (see event listing below).
Two faculty/guest artist works to rehearse late in the fall semester or right away in the spring semester:

  • Paul Besaw, dance faculty, in collaboration with guest artist Lida Winfield, on a Middlebury College/University of Vermont collaboration (students from both campuses performing together – all day rehearsals Oct 19 & 20 and Nov 16 & 17).
  • To-be-announced, guest artist (intensive January 11-14)

Saturday Dance Day

UVM contemporary dance class

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Cohen Hall Dance Studio

A day-long series of dance classes and workshops, featuring notable dance artists from Vermont and beyond. Exact list of events will be posted early in the fall semester but will feature workshops by Hannah Dennison, Susan Sgorbati, and more. Limited free spots for UVM students/faculty/staff. Contact Julian.Barnett@uvm.edu to register.

Vermont College Dance Exchange

American College Dance Association 2018 - photo by Jim Coleman

Friday & Saturday, November 1-2, 2019
Middlebury College

The sixth annual gathering of dance students and faculty from around the Green Mountain State. A great collection of master classes and choreography showings! Contact Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu for more information or if you would like to participate!

Student Choreography Showcase #1

African Forms dance class

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Music Recital Hall (Redstone Campus)
Free and open to the public.

Come see original work by UVM student choreographers.

End-of-Semester Dance Showing (Fall)

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:00 PM
Cohen Hall Dance Studio
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!

Student Choreography Showcase #2

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Music Recital Hall (Redstone Campus)
Free and open to the public.

Come see original work by UVM student choreographers.

American College Dance Association 2020 - New England Conference

March 25-28, 2020
Hosts: Middlebury College & the University of Vermont
Location: Middlebury College

UVM is co-hosting this major regional dance conference. We need students to help organize and work the event. Students, faculty, and staff will also participate; 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 working on or participating in the event.

Saturday Dance Day

April 2020
Date: tbd
Cohen Hall Dance Studio

A day-long series of dance classes and workshops, featuring notable dance artists from Vermont and beyond. Features workshops by Hannah Dennison, Susan Sgorbati, and more. Limited free spots for UVM students/faculty/staff. Contact Julian.Barnett@uvm.edu to register.

Student Improvisation Showcase

April 2020
Date/Location: tbd
Free and open to the public.

Come see an evening of fresh scores and improvisational experiments, featuring the work of Julian Barnett’s Advanced Improvisation class.

End-of-Semester Dance Showing (Spring)

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Cohen Hall Dance Studio
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!

Street Addresses

Cohen Hall - 14 South Williams St.

Mann Hall - 208 Colchester Ave.

Music Building Recital Hall - 384 South Prospect St.