A New Dance Work by Diane Frank
Tuesday, September 27 at 6:15-8pm & Friday, September 30 at 3:15-5pm || Roble Gym Studio 38
A new dance work by Dance Division faculty Diane Frank. An episodic, 11-minute dance combining layers of high-powered movement from fractured dance memory and daily life. Original music score by Dohi Moon, CCRMA affiliate composer. Please click here for more information on auditions, the rehearsal schedule, performance dates, etc., and here to download a copy of the audition flyer. Please direct questions to Diane Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artistic Director, Aleta Hayes
Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm || Roble Gym Studio 38
Seeking Multi Style Dancers and Performers for CHOCOLATE HEADS Winter 2012 Show. Please bring one minute of audition material for each style you'd like to demonstrate PLUS music (on ipod or CD). Be prepared to learn new material and improvise, and wear clothes that you can dance in. Questions may be addressed to Artistic Director/Choreographer Aleta Hayes at email@example.com.
Founded in 2009, The Chocolate Heads Movement Band is a platform for performers of many genres. The troupe's name is a descriptor for a "movement driven band " comprised of dancers, musicians, visual artists, writers, performance poets—referencing both dance and social movements as motivating forces for the work. Other trademarks of the work are original live music created in collaboration with the dance, and dancers who can source more than one style of movement. Click here to view their 2011 STAN Performance. Click here for more details.
DANCE MINOR LUNCH
with guest Denae Hannah (Choreographer/Videographer/ Assoc. Director of Programs &Development, Urban Bush Women)
October 21, 2011 || Noon-1pm || Roble Gym Lounge || Open to Stanford Dance Minors
Like many our Dance minors, (Ashley) Denae Hannah, solidified her artistic focus while dancing at Stanford as an undergraduate. Gifted as both a dancer and choreographer, Denae went on to complete graduate degree in Dance at Florida State University where she studied with Jowole Willa Jo Zollar, founder/choreographer of Urban Bush Women. Denae now lives and works in New York City as a choreographer/dancer and videographer. She has just assumed a new role as Associate Director of Programs and Development for Urban Bush Women. Denae will talk with us about her path and experiences, how she got from the "here" of her undergraduate years to the "there" of her professional career in the dance field. Please come together for this informal conversation and luncheon, and RSVP to Bee David.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM MINI-EVENT WORKSHOP: Informal Showing
WITH NY TIMES DANCE CRITIC ALASTAIR MACAULAY
October 31, 2011 || 7-8:30pm || Roble Gym Studio 38 || Free & Open to the Public
The event is an open rehearsal showing of a MinEvent. Stanford dancers will dance excerpts from several of Merce Cunningham's works, formatted as a Cunningham Event. Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic of the NY Times, and Carol Teitelbaum, former MCDC company member and teacher of this MinEvent, will then join in conversation about Cunningham's choreography. The setting is informal, in Roble Studio 38. The event will start promptly at 7pm, and should take about an hour. The event is free and open to the public. Studio will open at 6:50pm, no reservations, seating limited.
RODIN AND THE DANCING BODY
October 26 - December 3, 2011 || See Below for Time Schedule || Free & Open to the Public ||
In conjunction with the exhibition Rodin and America , Muriel Maffre, former principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet and lecturer in the Dance Division of the Drama Department, teaches a fall course that explores the intersection between Rodin and dance. Rodin's friendship with local dance artist Isadora Duncan is the starting point for this exhibit, during which students move through the museum's auditorium with their dancing bodies, providing a unique perspective on a significant aspect of Rodin's work.
Dance artist and LINES Contemporary Ballet Director Alonzo King joins Maffre and her students for a series of open rehearsals. We welcome you and other museum visitors to observe and to sketch (materials will be provided). A final performance will be held in Roble Gym on December 3rd.
Open Rehearsal Schedule || Cantor Arts Center Auditorium || Free & Open to the Public:
- Wednesdays, October 26 at 2:15–4:05 pm
- Thursdays, November 3 & 10 at 6–8 pm
- Thursday, December 1 at 6-8 pm
Final Showcase || Roble Gym, Studio 38 || Free & Open to the Public:
- Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm
November 2, 2011 || 4-6pm || Humanities Center Levinthal Hall || Free & Open to the Public
Presented by the Stanford Institute for Creativity in the Arts (SiCa) and the Stanford Humanities Center
Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of The New York Times and former chief theatre critic for The Financial Times, has written in the past year about the movie Black Swan, about Grand Central Station as choreography, and about the artist Degas's depictions of ballet in painting and sculpture. He speaks about reviewing the performing arts today within a wider cultural framework.
About the Residency. The role of the art critic is vital. Critics evaluate and assess artworks; they initiate public dialogue about the impact and significance of artworks in our lives. Arts critics also champion certain works or artists, guide readers in understanding artworks, and indicate directions and trends in artistic practice. They provide a mode of approaching art that serves as an interface between an interested public and the world of artistic practice, expression, and invention. This residency engages with one of the most essential and currently imperiled arenas of arts criticism: journalistic daily and weekly writing for the public. It brings leading arts critics to campus to enter into public conversations with art practitioners, humanistic scholars, and students interested in the arts.
November 11, 2011 || 9pm-1am || Roble Gym Studio 38 || Tickets $15-$25 || Open to the Public
Where will you be at 11:11pm on 11·11·11?: Make a Wish! This year's Fall Ball will feature live music by the Royal Soci ety Jazz Orchestra, who will play Swing, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Polka and more. Dance Exhibitions by Swingtime, Danse Libre, Decadance, Swing Cats, and Stanford Ceili Dance. Tickets are $15 for Stanford students, $25 for others. Tickets available at the door (if it's not sold out) and in the social dance classes. Come alone, with friends, or with a date. Bringing your favorite partner is sweet but not the only way to have fun dancing. What to wear: vintage, swing, retro or dressy attire will be admired but is optional. CLICK for more info.
BAY AREA DANCE EXCHANGE
November 12, 2011 || 9am-5pm || Roble Gym Dance Studios
To join Stanford's contingent of dancers, contact Diane Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org and get on the list. All levels welcome, lunch provided.
Bay Area university & College dance programs join together for a full day of peer exchange. Dance faculty & students focus on sharing current studio practices, creative processes, and informal performances/discussion. Participating schools: Univeristy of San Francisco, CS-East Bay, UC-Berkeley, Dominican Collee, MIlls College, San Francisco State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University.
9:30 am. Registration & Welcome
10:00 am. Technique Master Class with Katie Faulkner
11:30 am. 3 Choreographic Process Workshops taught by Dance Faculty from peer dance programs
1-2 pm. Shared Lunch Break (food provided)
2-5 pm. Informal Performance of Works, Works-in-Progress with Critique/Discussion led by Faculty
5 pm. Closing remarks.
FALL END-OF-QUARTER SHOWING
December 5, 2011 || 6:45pm || Roble Gym Dance Studio 52 & 38
The showing will begin at 6:45 pm in Roble 52 with Robert Moses's The Athletic Body and Draft, and continue at 7pm in Roble 38 with Liquid Flow, Beginning/Intermediate Ballet, Afro-Styles and Dance Making, Modern Dance 3, Advanced Ballet, and Hip Hop.