The Program in Dance presents an exciting and innovative, reimagined virtual edition of the annual Princeton Dance Festival featuring six diverse, professional choreographers who have created new dances with Princeton students despite the restrictions of the COVID pandemic.
Led by Peter Chu, Francesca Harper, Rebecca Lazier, Dean Moss, Silas Riener, and Olivier Tarpaga, students explore the intersections of dance and multimedia performance, digital animation, filmmaking, site based work, and music. Each evening is a completely different and unique experience followed by a question and answer session with the choreographers.
November 23, 2020 at 8:30 PM — Choreography by Peter Chu
December 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM — Led by Francesca Harper
December 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM — Led by Rebecca Lazier + Dean Moss
December 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM — Choreography by Merce Cunningham staged by Silas Riener + choreography by Olivier Tarpaga
PRINCETON DANCE FESTIVAL REIMAGINED: Led by REBECCA LAZIER + DEAN MOSS
Rebecca Lazier explores “Site Dance” and asks, Where can dance happen? What can it do? Students will share site based performance projects built from research into their communities. Each project traces different intersections of personal, cultural, and geographic stories with movement, dance, and performance.
Dean Moss works with dance student Lucy Sirrs on “Live and Surreal: Lucy Sirrs.” Sirrs presents a video dance project inspired by women’s historic struggle for reproductive rights and the surreal artwork of Martha Rosler. It portrays her exploration of her desires, her pride, and her courage through the lens of her childhood bedroom.
JOIN THE EVENT
All festival events are free and open to the public. Performances will take place on Zoom Webinar; registration required. Separate Zoom registration required for each event in the festival. Live audience Q+A on Zoom follows each performance.
Pre-recorded content will be closed captioned and live performances and conversations will be open captioned. Guests needing other access accommodations in order to participate in this event are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email LewisCenter@princeton.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.