Bard Faculty Dance Concert Features Renowned Guest Choreographer Zvi Gotheiner
Staging His Seminal Work "Chairs," April 10–12ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The 2015 Faculty Dance Concert features choreography and performance by Bard Dance Faculty with special guest choreographer Zvi Gotheiner. Gotheiner, Artistic Director of ZviDance, a New York City–based contemporary dance company, will stage excerpts from his 1991 seminal work, “Chairs,” for 10 students from the Bard Dance Program. An athletic and lyrical dance set to a diverse soundscape of music from movie soundtracks to Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Chairs” has been called “flawless,” “visually stunning,” and “beautifully shaped.” The solos, duets, and group work reveal the full spectrum of human emotion in a fierce and haunting piece that explores the relationship of individuals to each other and their environments. Gotheiner’s seamless merging of his folk dance roots with classical vocabulary is in full expression in “Chairs.” “Chairs” is the inauguration of the Choreography Licensing Project, a project to support the licensing of professional work from artists outside of Bard on undergraduate dancers. This launch was made possible by the generous donations of two Bard alumni. Works by Peter Kyle, Amii LeGendre, Peggy Florin will also be performed at the concert.
The Faculty Dance Concert performances are Friday, April 10 at 7:30pm; Saturday, April 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm; and Sunday, April 12 at 4pm in the Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater. Tickets are $15. For more information, please call the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-7900 or e-mail email@example.com.
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About the Bard College Dance Program
The Bard Dance Program sees the pursuit of artistry and intellect as a single endeavor. We believe that the study of the body is a cognitive act demanding both physical practice and academic exploration. We focus on dance and choreography as a performing art with an interdisciplinary scope. Students are exposed to areas of inquiry that represent the broader contexts in which the art form exists, in and outside of the arts. We expect students to take risks—risks that call on their participation as citizens of the world and cultivate their perceptive sensibilities. We foster the discovery of a dance vocabulary that is meaningful to the dancer/choreographer and essential to her or his creative ambitions. This discovery leads to the cultivation of original choices—choices informed by a full exploration of a student’s surroundings, choices that find expression in new and dynamic ways. We prepare dancers for the versatility and integration necessary to face the questions: Where will dance go next? What will the next dance revolution look like and where will it come from? We believe that serious inquiry in all areas of the liberal arts is critical to the development of the whole person and to the success of our future artists. For more information, please visit http://dance.bard.edu/ or contact director Maria Simpson at 845-758-7996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is an independent, nonsectarian, residential, coeducational college offering a four-year B.A. program in the liberal arts and sciences and a five-year B.A./B.S. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music—and offers an M.Music in vocal arts and in conducting. Bard also bestows an M.Music degree at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College, a public school with campuses in New York City, Cleveland, and Newark, New Jersey; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State; M.A. in curatorial studies, M.S. in economic theory and policy, and M.S. in environmental policy and in climate science and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.
Bard offers nearly 50 academic programs in four divisions. Total enrollment for Bard College and its affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate College has an enrollment of more than 1,900 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. For more information about Bard College, visit www.bard.edu.
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