Dance Chat: Opportunities for Summer Study, Exchange Programs, Internships, Graduate School, and Professional Work in Dance
Friday, March 8, 4:15 pm in Vollum 110
Are you interested in opportunities in dance, including summer study, internships, domestic and international exchange programs, graduate school, and professional opportunities? Members of the dance faculty will discuss some of the current opportunities in dance as well as opportunities and facilities soon to be available in the new performing arts building.
More than Just a Trend: Native American Appropriation in the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 27, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Eliot Hall chapel
Free & open to the public
*The NAYA Youth Dancers will perform at the start of the event with the Bulls & Bears drum circle.
This panel discussion presents Native American perspectives and deconstructs the issues surrounding the misrepresentation of "the Native" in fashion, sports, and music and provides examples of ethical solutions to help avoid damaging controversies that perpetuate racism in popular culture.
- Louie Gong (Nooksack): Seattle-based artist, activist, and educator; founder of Eighth Generation
- Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation): Author of Native Appropriations (nativeappropriations.com)
- Jessica Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa): Author of Beyond Buckskin (beyondbuckskin.com)
- Moderated by Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, & Yakama).
Guest Lecture by Lynn Garafola: The Rite of Spring at 100
Thursday, March 28, 6:15 p.m. in Bio 19
Free and open to the public
Since the premiere of The Rite of Spring in 1913, scores of choreographic works to the celebrated Stravinsky music have seen the light of day. Like Vaslav Nijinsky’s original, the vast majority have disappeared. Yet the work continues to occupy cultural space. In the introduction to her book The Archive and the Reperetoire, performance scholar Diana Taylor muses: “Is performance that which disappears, or that which persists, transmitted through a nonarchival system of transfer that I...call the repertoire?” In other words is the cultural relevance of The Rite of Spring linked to what Taylor calls “the paradoxical omnipresence of the disappeared”? Or does the cycle of loss and renewal built into the very identity of the ballet—to say nothing of its original scenario—inspire its continuous reinvention? In this presentation I argue that The Rite of Spring, precisely because it is a lost ballet, comprises a body of ideas rather than a detailed choreographic script, and that this conceptual freedom allows both for the ballet’s reinvention and for the persistence of ideas associated with the original. With no standard choreographic text the work ventures into realms the score alone cannot take it; it undergoes a process of reinvention that updates and transforms the work, even when the music remains untouched. A reason—perhaps, the reason—The Rite of Spring remains so popular a musical text is because it keeps remaking itself as a dance.
Lynn Garafola is a Professor of Dance at Barnard College. A historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, editor of The Ballets Russes and Its World and other books, and curator of the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet, and several shows at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, including New York Story: Jerome Robbins and His World and, most recently, Diaghilev’s Theater of Marvels: The Ballets Russes and Its Aftermath. She is currently working on a book about the choreographer Bronislava Nijinska.
This event is sponsored by the Dance and Music Departments at Reed in conjunction with the course Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes. It is supported in part by the Weitkamp Fund.
Lunch with Lynn Garafola
Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Eliot 405
Bring your lunch and talk with Lynn Garafola about her work, her lecture, and the field of dance studies. All are welcome.
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Auditions for Spring Dance Concert - Friday, April 19, 3:15-5:00 p.m.
Prepare and audition your choreography to be shown in the Spring Dance Concert! Click here for audition information.
WHAT: Spring Dance Concert featuring Reed College choreographers and dancers.
Students and faculty of the Reed College dance department’s intermediate and advanced technique dance classes will present a program of dance for the Spring Semester. Featuring choreography work by advanced dance students to original music by the Portland-based band 3 Leg Torso, as well as dance work by students from the Special Projects in Choreography class, inspired by the literary work of Khaled Hosseini’s "The Kite Runner." The concert will also showcase independent student choreography by the Reed College Dance Troupe.
WHEN: Friday & Saturday May 10 & 11, 2013 @ 7PM
WHERE: Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
COST: $1 (Reed Community Members)
$2 (Students and Seniors)
$3 (non-Reed community)
CONTACT: For more information, please visit Reed's public events website, http://events.reed.edu/, or to call the events line, 503/777-7755.
Sponsored in part by the Weitkamp Fund and Reed College Dance Department.
Dive into Dance!
Saturday, August 25 in Gym II
Join the Dance Department as we kick off the academic year with a day-long dance festival. The day will include:
10:00-11:15 – Modern
11:15-12:30 – Ballet
12:30-2:00 – Lunch break
2:00-3:15 – Hip Hop
3:15-4:30 – African
Bharatha Natyam Master Class with Subashini Ganesan
Thursday, September 13, 2:40-4:00 p.m. in Gym II
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A Master Class with Trisha Brown Dance Company
For Students at Reed -- FREE
In association with the White Bird Uncaged presentation of Trisha Brown Dance Company, company member of Trisha Brown Dance Company will teach a master class based on Trisha Brown’s distinctive choreographic language. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop focused on the movement of the most widely acclaimed artist of the postmodern era.
Wednesday, October 10, 3:10 – 4:30PM
Sports Center, Gym 2
White Bird Uncaged presents Trisha Brown Dance Company, Oct. 11-3, 8pm
At the Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway (at Main St.).
Tickets $20 Students/Seniors/Dance Community; $30 Adult
Order online at www.whitebird.org (no fees)
Auditions for Winter Dance Concert - Friday, November 16
Prepare and audition your choreography to be shown in the Winter Dance Concert! Click here for more information.
Winter Dance Concert
Sunday, December 9 in Gym II
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Plus Upcoming Dance Performances in Portland
White Bird Dance presents dance companies from around the world.
The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's (PICA) Time-Based Arts Festival (TBA) presents more than a dozen performances, lectures, and classes by and with contemproary artists from September 6-16.