End of Semester Showings
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of showings of new work created and repertory work learned during the past semester on May 2 and 6. All showings will be held in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The showings are free and open to the public.
The schedule for these showings, performed by students in the Dance Program, is as follows:
Thursday, May 2
3:00 p.m. – In “Introduction to Movement and Dance” taught by Aynsley Vandenbroucke, students studied movement techniques, improvisation, and choreography while investigating their own movement patterns and many facets of dance, including the aesthetic and cultural questions surrounding it. Their presentation will demonstrate solo works they have created.
Monday, May 6
11:00 a.m. – Students who have studied the past semester with Susan Marshall, Director of the Program in Dance, in “Modern Dance: Beginning/Intermediate Technique and Choreography” and in “Contemporary Dance: Advanced Technique and Choreography” will perform works which demonstrate both their learning in movement in a range of dance styles and showcase new choreography they have created individually or collaboratively.
3:00-5:00 p.m. – In a course cross-listed in Dance and African American Studies, “The American Dance Experience and Africanist Dance Practices,” students who studied with Dyane Harvey Salaam will demonstrate work based on their study of the influence of African American choreographers and dancers on American dance aesthetics and practices, along with movement practices from traditional African dances and those of the African diaspora including jazz, modern and ballet.
5:30 p.m. – From “Ballet as an Evolving Form: Technique and Repertory,” taught by Tina Fehlandt, advanced students will perform contemporary ballet choreography with a focus on three modern masters: James Kudelka, Alexei Ratmansky and William Forsythe. Guest artists who worked with the students over the semester include Sylvain Lafortune, Jeffrey Edwards and Helen Picket.
For more information on this event, the Program in Dance, or any of the more than 100 events presented annually by the Lewis Center for the Arts, visit: princeton.edu/arts.
All showings will take place in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio
Lewis Center for the Arts
at 185 Nassau Street
Free and open to the public