2019-20 Season

50 years dance princeton

Celebrating 50 years of dance at Princeton in 2019!

The Program in Dance presented a variety of performances including repertory and new work by professional and student choreographers, along with presentations of works by Caroline Hearst Choreographers-in-Residence.

Fri Oct 18, 2019 · 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

When Birds Refused to Fly

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in DanceDepartment of Music

Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.

Thu Dec 5, 2019 · 8:30 pm

2019 Princeton Dance Festival

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center · Presented by: Program in Dance

The 2019 Princeton Dance Festival will feature new and repertory works by choreographers Zvi Gotheiner, Rebecca Lazier, Cameron McKinney, Christopher Ralph, Hofesh Shechter (staged by Alexandra Damiani), and Netta Yerushalmy.

Sat Dec 7, 2019 · 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

50 Years of Dance at Princeton

Forum, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Dance invites Princeton alumni, current and former faculty and guests, and friends of dance to join Founding Director of Dance Ze'eva Cohen and current dance faculty members in celebrating 50 years of dance at Princeton at a special reception held between Princeton Dance Festival performances.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

Join the acclaimed Urban Bush Women as they rehearse various works in Legacy + Lineage + Liberation, their touring program that celebrates the company’s 35th anniversary and the power of Women(+). This collection of classic works, all choreographed by UBW Founder and Visioning Partner Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, transcend genres and amplify the voices of Women(+) of color and give multiple dimensions of life that are timely and relevant and continue to resonate especially in this era of #MeToo and Black Lives Matter.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in DanceProgram in Theater

A new pop-punk musical written and choreographed by senior Marshall Dylan Schaffer using contemporary popular music and exploring relationships through music and dance to ask the question: How do we form our personal relationships and most importantly, how do we develop our relationships with ourselves? Featuring senior Katja Stroke-Adolphe '20, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Eugenio Herrera, with musical direction by Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh, musical arrangements by Vince DiMura, and stage-managed by senior Milan Eldridge '20.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

Program in Dance seniors Sofia Bisogno '20 and Aleksandra Kostic '20 present an evening of original choreography. Sofia’s work uses music composed by Uruguayan and Argentine composers, particularly tango, to question the forms of intimacy we see reflected on stage. Aleksandra's work explores the exchange of clothing as a representation of the experiences we have with others, and the profound effects they have on us.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

Senior Jhor van der Horst invites audiences to experience a three-hour improvised dance work, presented in the round, which seeks to complicate the relationship between performers’ embodied experience and audiences’ practiced readership, with audiences encouraged to move between the “performance space” and a “supplementary space,” which includes a library with dozens of texts and practices from which the work is constructed.

Hearst Dance Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Dance

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. The Program in Dance presents a collaborative senior dance production including works by professional choreographers Omri Drumlevich, Jessica Lang, Crystal Pite, and senior Cooper Young, along with performances by dance students Sarah Betancourt, Peyton Cunningham, Jorina Kardhashi, Abby Kostolansky, and Serena Lu.