Dance Program faculty member and choreographer Rebecca Lazier welcomes seven dancers and choreographers from three countries for an exciting series of master classes, informal showings, and panels leading up to Princeton and New York Live Arts premiere performances of Lazier’s new work There Might be Others. Presented in collaboration with Princeton’s Institute for International and Regional Studies and Program in Canadian Studies.
FREE and open to the public to observe.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday, Feb. 27, 12:00-2:00 p.m. | TAN TEMEL: Sufi Whirling, “Spinning Around The Heart,” Hagan Dance Studio
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2:15-4:00 p.m. | SARA COFFIN: “Contact Improvisation,” Hagan Dance Studio
Monday, Feb. 29, 4:30-6:20 p.m. | RAMONA NAGABCZYNSKA: “The Art of Stealing (Badly),” New South Dance Studio
Monday, Feb. 29, 7:30-9:20 p.m. | RHONDA BAKER: “Contemporary Technique with Influences from Axis Syllabus and Gaga Technique,” Hagan Dance Studio
Tuesday, March 1, 4:30-6:20 p.m. | JAN LORYS: “Partnering and Fighting Monkey Practice,” Hagan Dance Studio
Monday, Feb. 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m. | Politics of Artistic Production: Canada, Poland, and Turkey
Join independent artists from each country as they discuss how their work evolved in the social, political, cultural, economic conditions of their homelands. Panelists will examine how is dance is transmitted through education and production in each country and share how choreographers train, produce, and support themselves in shifting landscapes. In the Katzenbach Room 207 at 185 Nassau Street
Sunday, Feb. 28, 5:00 p.m. | Open rehearsal of There Might Be Others
Ten senior dance certificate students will join the international guest artists and dancers from the New York Live Arts premiere cast to rehearse and present Rebecca Lazier’s There Might Be Others. Inspired by Terry Riley’s In C, this work builds on traditions of open scores where performers compose in real-time based on a predetermined array of content to stage negotiation. Lazier developed the score during residencies in Poland, Turkey, Canada, and NYC and has taught the work to Princeton students who will perform a unique, condensed version of the piece as part of their senior thesis concert in the Berlind Theater on March 25 & 26, 2016. In the Hagan Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street
Tuesday, March 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
A showing of international guest choreographer work by Tan Temel, Sara Coffin, Pawel Sakowicz, and Ramona Nagabczynska. In the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street
RHONDA BAKER is a Dora Award nominated artist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has performed for Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Mocean Dance, and Gallim Dance since graduating from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2009. Rhonda maintains a practice of solo improvisation and has trained in Gaga and the Axis Syllabus. She also works independently as a soloist and had the pleasure of performing Nutshell (choreography by Sharon Moore) at the Guelph Dance Festival.
SARA COFFIN is a Halifax-based dance artist and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. She completed her MFA at Smith College, holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser and a BSc. in Kinesiology from Dalhousie. Coffin has worked with many collaborators and companies across Canada and the US including Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, and Annie Kloppenberg. Sara has taught at Smith College, Hampshire College, Earth Dance, and Holland College School for Performing Arts (PEI). Her work has been presented in many of Canada’s major dance festivals, commissioned by Mocean Dance (2014, 2016), and her 2011 self-produced piece Taking Your Experience for Mine was been described by the press (Georgia Straight) as “hauntingly gorgeous.” www.saracoffin.com
Sara Coffin and Rhonda Baker appear courtesy of MOCEAN DANCE. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mocean Dance is nationally recognized as a leading company from the Atlantic region. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Susanne Chui and Sara Coffin, Mocean commissions Canadian and international choreographers to create dance that is highly physical, collaborative, and technically and emotionally rich. Founded in 2001, Mocean is committed to its home base in Nova Scotia and contributes to the provincial art scene through creation, performance, collaboration and dance education. Mocean’s participation in this production is generously supported by The Province of Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage. www.moceandance.com
AGNIESZKA KRYST graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with a MA diploma in Choreography and dance theory. In 2013 she received a scholarship from the Alternative Dance Academy, Old Brewery New Dance, Poznań, Poland and was a finalist of the choreographic competition New Europe Festival in Prague. As a performer she has collaborated with Karolina Kroczak, Tomas Nepsinski, Juan Domìnguez Rojo, Małgorzata Haduch, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, and Marta Ziółek and has presented her own choreography throughout Poland and abroad.
JAN LORYS was born in Kraków, attended the private acting school “Lart Studio” and graduated as a Master of Art from PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow Dance Department in Bytom. In addition to acting and choreographing, has danced with Anna Piotrowska, Eryk Makohon, Kamils Wawrzuta, Jozef Frocek, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet, Sharon Reshef, and Rebecca Lazier, among others. He also likes to travel and eat lots of ice cream.
RAMONA NAGABCZYNSKA was born in Toronto but trained in ballet at the Warsaw State Ballet School and contemporary dance in Frankfurt and London. Ramona has performed with Polish Dance Theatre, Fleur Darkin, Junk Ensemble, Lucy Guerin, Emma Martin, David Wampach, Ula Sickle, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, Maria Stoklosa, Paulina Ołowska, and Clod Ensemble. She has been making her own work since 2009 and became the Aerowaves Priority Company in 2014.
PAWEL SAKOWICZ graduated from the University of Warsaw with a degree in political studies and holds an MA in Performance and Choreography from the London Contemporary Dance School. He has collaborated with Jeannie Steele, Paolo Mangiola, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Sjoerd Vreugdenhil, Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, Marta Ziółek, Rebecca Lazier, Iza Szostak, Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, and Isabelle Schad. His own works were supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.
TAN TEMEL graduated from Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory Modern Dance Department and has since been on faculty at Yıldız Technical University Modern Dance Program. He received his MA at Yildiz and his MFA at Case Western University. He has danced with CRR Dance Theater Company and worked with Istanbul Dance Theater (IDT+) as dancer, choreographer, and instructor. He received the “International Choreographer Award” from the Dance Chicago Festival and in 2011 both started his own company TORK Dance Art and was appointed artistic director of L’Officina Dance Company based in Florence, Italy.