2019-2020 PRODUCTIONS

Annual Site Performance Project

Quantum Complications

The light is the beginning of quantum. The smallest particles of energy travel through empty spaces.
The lines confine the spaces. Pulsating energy collides and shapes the unknown.
The paper is the macro lenses of quantum complications.
 
Working in the new Discovery Hall, this site-specific performance intends to bring art and science together. Influenced by the work of Debra Weisberg, Tape Drawings, faculty Paula Higa and students examine quantum physics, the vast space between areas, and atomic turbulences.
 
Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019
Discovery Hall
Two shows each night: 5:30 & 7:00 PM
Tickets: $5, general admission (cash or check only at the door)
NOTE: Limited availability. Please contact RTTTickests@uvm.edu to make a reservation

 

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 Lauren Blue (UVM Class of 2012), Laurel Jenkins, and Lida Winfield. Directed by Besaw; technical direction and design coordination by Bert Crosby.

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2019-2020 EVENTS

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.

UVM Dance Faculty – Informal Showcase

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 PM
Cohen Hall Dance Studio
Free and open to the public

Featuring work by Julian Barnett, Paul Besaw, Paula Higa, Julie Peoples-Clark, and more.

Artist Talk – Julian Barnett

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
4:30 PM
Billings Marsh Room
Free and open to the public

Dance Artist-in-Residence Julian Barnett will discuss recent creative scholarship and practice.

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.

Improvisation Laboratories

April 4, 2020
Cohen Hall Dance Studio

Two improvisation workshops:
Hannah Dennison will teach a workshop open to all levels from 9:00-12:00.
Susan Sgorbati will teach a workshop for experienced improvisors from 1:00-4:00.

Offered in conjunction with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Limited free spots for UVM students/faculty/staff. Contact Julian.Barnett@uvm.edu to register.

Student Improvisation Showcase

April 17, 2020
7:00 PM
Billings Library
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.

Senior Project – Mackenzie Zadworny

April 2020
Time tbd
Fleming Museum

Senior dance major Mickenzie Zadworny will present her capstone performance project, including original choreography inspired by the Fleming Museum’s exhibition of paintings by Wood Gaylor.

Artist Talk – Hannah Dennison

How sites create the dances. How the dances enliven the site. How the people involved are changed.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
5:00 PM
Billings Marsh Room
Free and open to the public

Hannah Dennison will discuss her large-scale, site-specific performance pieces, including The Quarry Project, set in the Wells Lamson quarry in Barre, VT. To be performed August 2020. The talk will include The Quarry Project performers Paul Besaw (UVM dance faculty) and Anna Martone (UVM dance alumnus).

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.