Glenn Edgerton Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Repertory and Ballet Master Class
Glenn Edgerton, Artistic Director of acclaimed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present a repertory and ballet master class on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 to 6:20 PM in the Patricia Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau Street. The class in which Princeton dance students will participate is free and open to the public to observe. Edgerton’s class opens a series of dance master classes to be held through March.
Edgerton joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago after an international career as a dancer and director. He began his dancing career at The Joffrey Ballet where, mentored by Robert Joffrey, he performed leading roles in the company's contemporary and classical repertoire for 11 years. In 1989, Edgerton joined the Nederlands Dans Theater, and after dancing for five years retired from performing to become artistic director of the main company, leading it for a decade and presenting the works of Jirí Kylián, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Jorma Elo, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, among others. From 2006 to 2008, he directed The Colburn Dance Institute at The Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Edgerton joined Hubbard Street’s artistic leadership team full-time as associate artistic director in 2008. Since 2009, Edgerton has guided the company forward as artistic director, building on more than three decades of artistic leadership from both Lou Conte and Jim Vincent, whose extraordinary work has established the company as a leader in dance performance, education and appreciation.
The Lewis Center’s Director of the Program in Dance, Susan Marshall, notes, “Glenn’s experience as a dancer and director of two of the most influential and visible companies here and in Europe, give him a uniquely informed perspective on how dance is practiced today. We are so pleased to bring him to Princeton for this special training opportunity for our students and to open this exciting class to a wider audience.”
Other master classes in the series include:
All master classes will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio.
Friday, February 10, 2012
4:30 - 6:20 PM
Free and open to the public
Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street