The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance presents the 2015 Spring Dance Festival, a dance concert showcasing more than 50 students performing repertory by distinguished, internationally renowned choreographers Jodie Gates, Zvi Gotheiner, Susan Marshall, and Stephen Petronio, and premieres of new works by Marjani Forté and David Neumann. The Festival will be presented on Friday, February 20, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 22, at 1:00 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present a series of events featuring acclaimed dancers and choreographers in January and February, featuring Memphis jookin’ star Lil Buck, ballet dancer/director Damien Woetzel, choreographer Stephen Petronio, visual artist Janine Antoni, and American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland.
Ze'eva Cohen: Creating A Life In Dance, a new documentary film on Ze’eva’s career as a dancer and choreographer and founder of the Dance Program at Princeton, was accepted to the Dance On Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center. The film will be screened at Lincoln Center on February 3 at 3:00 p.m. A screening of the film at Princeton is planned for March.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will preview works that will be performed at the 2015 Spring Dance Festival on December 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio on the Princeton campus. The Center will also present a series of showings of new choreography created by students during the past semester on December 8, 10, 11 and 12 and on January 8 in the Hagan Dance Studio and New South Dance Studio. All performances are free and open to the public.
Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and 2014-15 Hodder Fellow Nora Chipaumire will give a presentation and performance as part of the ongoing "What You Get Is What You See" series at UnionDocs in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 23.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2014-15 Hodder Fellow Nora Chipaumire has received a 2014 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for Outstanding Revival for Dark Swan, a solo reimagined as a powerful group piece and performed by Urban Bush Women at The Joyce Theater.
Long before she came to Princeton, Tula Strong ’15 was a dancer. But until she came to Princeton, Strong thought she would choose another field for her career. “Princeton gave me the opportunity to turn something that I love into something that is respected in the academic field,” Strong said.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance will present the second “Choreographers in Residence and in Conversation” series, featuring three choreographers currently creating new work at Princeton, on two Tuesdays, October 14 and November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan ’48 Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street. Resident choreographers Nora Chipaumire, Marjani Forté and David Neumann will present their works-in-progress, as well as discuss the uncertainties, complexities, dead ends and revelations of their current artistic undertakings. These events are free and open to the public.
Award-winning performance studies scholar Judith Hamera will join the Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Dance faculty at Princeton University in September. The addition of this new, full-time faculty position within the program signals a deepened commitment to the study of dance at Princeton by adding faculty dedicated to the history, theory and criticism of dance, and their relationship to dance practice and to other areas of inquiry across the University. Hamera's scholarship is interdisciplinary; she works at the intersection of American, communication, and cultural studies, as well as performance and dance studies.