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Bard Presents New Dance Performance Choreographed to Bach's Goldberg Variations
Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
In an unconventional staging to create a warm, inclusive setting, performers and audience members are side by side on the stage of the Sosnoff Theater, removing the traditional divisions of artist and audience. Dancers, choreographers, and musicians represent a creative fusion of five Bard departments, including members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company on faculty in partnership with the Bard Dance Program; and students and faculty of Bard’s programs in dance and music, the Bard Conservatory of Music, and the Conservatory’s Artist-Fellow Program. Dancers include Leah Cox, Stuart Singer, Liza Batkin ’14, Emily Mayer ’12, Kalena Fuji ’14, and Stephanie Saywell ’14. Musicians include Helena Baillie (violin ), Marka Gustavsson (viola), and Emma Schmiedecke (cello).
Beginning in fall 2009, the dance program at Bard College has partnered with the world-renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to offer new classes in dance technique and choreographic methods, as well as special campus-wide forums and workshops, such as this event. Courses are taught by current and former members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company under the direction of Leah Cox, the company’s education director.
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This event was last updated on 03-28-2011