Body of Knowledge: Emory Dance Program’s 2013-2014 Season

With interdisciplinary collaborations, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the choreographic process, community workshops and classes, and imaginative new choreography by faculty and guest artists, the Emory Dance Program’s 2013-2014 season explores the evolution of movement languages, offering something for any dance enthusiast’s palate.

Emory Dance Company presents its Fall Concert, an evening of contemporary dance created by Emory dance faculty, Anna Leo, George Staib, and Lori Teague and guest artists Emily Johnson and Kristin O’Neal, November 21–23. The Emory Dance Company Spring Concert takes place April 24-26 and will feature new works created by students.

A Moving Exchange is a series of workshops led by Emory Dance faculty. On Tuesday, October 1, Sally Radell presents a GYROKINESIS® Movement Training Class for movers of all experience and levels. Anna Leo offers a relaxing evening of Iynegar-based yoga on Tuesday, October 29. George Staib leads “Dance and Music: Workshopping the Love Affair” on Tuesday, November 5.

pre-suf-fixes: Catellier Dance Projects… Gregory Catellier, artistic director of Catellier Dance Projects, looks back at previous work and forward to the next evening-length work, Corpus Mysteriis. Presenting insight into his creative process, Catellier exemplifies a transformation of concepts that cut across personal, social, and political layers, December 6-8.

For more information on these events and others, visit arts.emory.edu or call the Arts at Emory box office at 404.727.5050.

Celebrating Ten Years of the Schwartz Center

Check out a YouTube video celebrating 10 years of excitement and creativity in the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. On February 1, 2003, the Schwartz Center opened its doors, and since then it has raised the visibility of the arts in the community and continues to spark the imagination and vision of both artists and audiences alike.

http://arts.emory.edu/about/institutions/10th-anniversary.html

 

Greg Catellier 2011 “Dance in Progress”

Greg Catellier, senior lecturer in the Emory Dance Program, talks about the ideas behind his choreography and performances in this Emory Dance Program series. [November 1, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts]

http://dance.emory.edu


Introduction



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4

 


Part 5

 

Also check out…

Lori Teague “Dance in Progress” (Oct. 4, 2011)

Visiting Artist Kyle Abraham “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 27, 2011)

George Staib “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 20, 2011)

Anna Leo “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 6, 2011)

 

Lori Teague “Dance in Progress”

Lori Teague, director and associate professor in the Emory Dance Program, talks about the ideas behind her choreography in this Emory Dance Program series. [October 4, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts]

http://dance.emory.edu


Introduction



“Miles to the left”



On the Choreography of “Miles to the left”



On the Choreography of “Questions to ask a river, or a creek”



Segment of “Questions to ask a river, or a creek”


Also check out…

Greg Catalier “Dance in Progress” (Nov. 1, 2011) — Coming Soon

George Staib “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 20, 2011)

Anna Leo “Dance in Progress” (Sept. 6, 2011)

Breakdance and Step at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery

Brotherhood of Afrocentric Men (BAM) and Skeleton Crew met interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers (an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Visual Arts program) and showed off some moves (and added their imprint to those of many others around the world) on his floor piece “Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva II” (March 21, 2012 at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery). The event was sponsored by the Visual Arts Gallery and Art Papers Live!

Also check out the original breakdance video (2000) using the floor piece.

Choreographer Kyle Abraham Returns to Emory

As part of the Coca-Cola Artist in Residency Program, dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham worked with Emory students last fall to create “Date Night,” a piece that explored the tension, awkwardness and momentum of dating. He also talked about his work in “Dance in Progress” series sponsored by the Emory Dance Program (September 27, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts).

On February 23-25, Abraham returns to Emory, along with his company, Abraham.In.Motion, to perform “The Radio Show,” an investigation of communication, identity and personal history. See links below for more information.

“The Radio Show” Promotional Video

Emory Calendar Info

Abraham.In.Motion Homepage

Emory Dance Program

Seniors Choose to Create Art for a Living

See the Emory Wheel article (01.23.12) on Emory College seniors who are planning to work in art after graduation. The article profiles Gillian Kramer (Theater), Kala Seidenberg (Dance), Matt Gaynes (Film), and Charlotte Watts (Visual Arts).

With graduation fast approaching, Emory seniors are faced with a question: What’s next? This question is a particularly difficult one for students whose passions lie in the arts. Artists cannot spring forth into the world expecting to find a desk job awaiting them — they must work hard to get their names out there, network with others in their field and find a niche. So what, exactly, do the graduating artists of Emory have planned?

Read the full article

 

George Staib “Dance in Progress”

George Staib, senior lecturer in the Emory Dance Program and artistic director of Staibdance, talks about the ideas behind his choreography in this five-part Emory Dance Program series. Each video includes an introduction by Staib and a dance segment performed by Staibdance. [September 20, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts]


Staib Dance in Progress Series (1 of 6)


Staib Dance in Progress Series (2 of 6)


Staib Dance in Progress Series (3 of 6)


Staib Dance in Progress Series (4 of 6)


Staib Dance in Progress Series (5 of 6)


Staib Dance in Progress Series (6 of 6)

 

Web Links

http://dance.emory.edu/events/season.html

https://sites.google.com/site/staibdance/

Anna Leo “Dance in Progress” Program

“Water Study” dance explores Baker Woodlands

Structured as a tour of a scientific experiment, “Water Study” takes the audience on a journey through the environment of the Baker Woodlands ravine where they encounter a team of scientists–and the subjects of the experiment.

The movement piece, featuring Emory students and members of Beacon Dance, is a site-specific collaborative work created by D. Patton White, Emory dance alumnus and artistic director of Beacon Dance. The project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts.

Performances: Sat., Oct. 15 – Wed., Oct. 19 — 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Free, reservation required. Call 404-727-5050 to reserve your ticket.

http://dance.emory.edu/events/

For more information about the site sculpture in Baker Woodlands, “Source Route,” by George Trakas, see an Emory Creativity Conversation between Trakas and Emory VP Rosemary Magee that took place in the ravine.

 

“Dance in Progress” features solo by Anna Leo

Emory’s “Dance in Progress” series is an ongoing sharing of various stages of the choreographic process. Choreographers may present after performances, sharing their findings and illuminations; or while they are living the dynamic, chaotic process of crafting and discovering; or during the initial, impulsive cultivation of concepts, thoughts, images, and movement.

In this first event of the series, Emory Dance faculty member Anna Leo talks about the process of creating her piece “Warrior Woman,'” a dance solo performed by Bridget Roosa, Director of Dance at Agnes Scott College, that translates the poetry pantoum form into movement (September 6, 2011, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts).


Emory Dance faculty member Anna Leo on the choreography


Bridget Roosa on the dance solo


Steve Everett, Professor of Music, on composition


Leslie Taylor, chair of the Theater Studies Program, on costume design

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