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August 20, 2010
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MAY 28
PC OFFERS OPEN DANCE CLASSES IN JUNE


Some of RI's top dance teachers will be teaching open dance at PC for the month of June. These classes are attended by many other RI teachers, other dance professionals and serious dance students. Come enjoy the thrill of dancing with your peers in a beautiful, sunny dance studio. [Click here for details]

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM RI'S PAST
FROM THE COLLECTION OF ELAINE COLANERI


See riDance History for a 1975 newspaper article on a performance by the Modern Jazz Dance Company and the Rhode Island Dance Repertory Company as well as an accompanying photo of Mary Reavey Gendreau and Carl Hardy.


MODERN DANCE CLASSES
EAST PROVIDENCE/RIVERSIDE
Riverside Dance Studio-md,c,t,a*

LINCOLN
Fusionworks-md,a,t,c*
*current sessions, md-modern dance, cb-contemporary ballet, im-improv, ch-choreography, a-adult, t-teen, c-child
PROVIDENCE
Henderson at PC-md,a,t (June 2011)
Perishable Theatre/Carrara-md,a,t*
Providence Ballet/Bolger-md,a,t
Providence College Summer Dance-md,bt,a,t (June only)
RIC-md,a

SEEKONK
Creative Dance-md,a,t*

SHORT TERM CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
PROVIDENCE


Motion Center
111 Chestnut Street, Ground Floor
Providence, RI, 02903
Phone: 401.338.5466
Email:
Website: http://www.motioncenter.com

Director: Kaeli Sutton, LMT, RYT, Naama Gidron, RYT

Our beautiful new location in the Jewelry District offers daily yoga and dance classes with certified teachers in a fully-equipped studio (including rope wall!). Additionally, we offer therapeutic, Prenatal, and Thai Yoga Massage sessions with RI licensed massage therapists.

Yoga styles include Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Viniyoga and Vinyasa, as well as specialty Pre-natal and Mom/Baby classes.

Dance styles include African, Afro-Contemporary and modern dance, as well as guest teachers in additional styles.

Friendly non-competitive atmosphere. Beginners welcome. Please see our website for more information.

Motion Center Summer 2009 Schedule

Modern Dance with Michelle Struckholz
Saturdays 12:30-2pm
This class draws from a variety of modern dance styles, and focuses on full body integration through efficient and organic motion. Students warm up with a combination of improvisation and technical phrases. Utilizing material from the warm-up, longer combinations are crafted to encompass weighted and released movements, floorwork, inversions, core strengthening, suspension and momentum.

Modern Dance with Katie MacNamara
Tuesdays July 7-August 25 5:30-7pm
This beginner/intermediate modern dance class will explore our innate sense of movement; our body's natural ability to step, swing, spiral, roll, fall and suspend. The class will involve basic modern technique supported with capoeira-style movement, yoga/pilates and rhythmic development; progressing from basic repetition to sequential phrase work. Great for those trying to stay in their body over the summer as well as those getting back into to dance.

Afro-Contemporary Dance with Kaeli Sutton
Tuesdays 7:15-8:45pm (summer recess from June-August. Classes resume in September.)
This class explores a synthesis of traditional West African and Modern Dance techniques. Students investigate the dynamic play of rhythm, release and control in their movements. Classes are energizing and vigorous, and incorporate a warm-up; technique, combination, and improvisational work; and a cool down/strech. Beginners are welcome.

PROVIDENCE


PROVIDENCE BALLET

194 Oxford St
Providence RI 02905
Phone 401-861-4842
Email: ProvBallet@cox.net
Director: Eva Marie Pacheco
This very well-known studio with excellent teachers offers many classes for children and adults in ballet, jazz and modern.
A second studio, Providence Ballet II, is located in East Greenwich.

updated 12Jul09

PROVIDENCE
JUNE 2010 OPEN DANCE AT PC
Smith Center for the Arts
Providence College
549 River Avenue
Providence RI 02918-0001
Information: 401-865-2327
Age: Adults

Price: $10 per class, $5 for full-time students, $70 for 8 classes, $35 for 4 classes

Date: June 1 to 28, 2010
JUNE 2010 OPEN DANCE AT PC
Smith Center for the Arts
Providence College
549 River Avenue
Providence RI 02918-0001
information: 401-865-2327

Date: June 1 through 28, 2010
Monday
930am-11am...Tap with Nikki Carrara

Tuesday
930am-11am...Intermediate Modern with Heidi Henderson and Kathy Smith

11am-1230pm...Contact Improvisation with Olase Freeman (June 1,3,8 & 10 only)

Wednesday
930am-11am...Intermediate Ballet with Eva Marie Pacheco

Thursday
930am-11am...Intermediate Modern with Heidi Henderson and Kathy Smith

11am-1230pm...Contact Improvisation with Olase Freeman (June 1,3,8 & 10 only)

Friday
930am-11am...Intermediate Contemporary Jazz with Lindsay Guarino

Age: Adults
Reserve your space in advance! Send a check made out to Providence College-TDF to Dr. Wendy Oliver, Dept of Theatre, Dance, and Film, Providence COllege, Providence RI 02918. PLease include your name, email,phone and address along eith the classes you want to take.

Price: Class cards $70.00 for 8 classes, $35.00 for 5 classes
$10 per class, $5 for full-time students

Here's a rare chance to get in a good solid month of dance with great teachers!

updated 28May10

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INTERMEDIATE MODERN DANCE AT PERISHABLE
Perishable Theatre
95 Empire St (3rd floor)
Providence RI 02903
Phone: 401-331-2695x102 (Perishable)
Email: (instructor)
Website: http://www.perishable.org/class.htm
Date: Wedhesdays
Time: 730pm-9pm
Price: $13.00
Class cards are available, 6 classes for $60, no expiration. Student rate cards are also available. Cards may be used for other classes in the Perishable Rush Hour Dance and Fitness Series
Instructor: Nikki Carrara
Dancers with experience in Ballet, Jazz, Lyric and Modern will find this class accessible and fun. Includes sequencial exercises from multiple styles, choreography, and cooldown stretching with great music. Modern Dance is For Every Body! Drop-ins welcome.
Nikki Carrara dances for Boston-based choreographer Daniel McCusker and choreographs for her own group of roving dancers. In addition she designs costumes and is a dance photographer.
posted 31May0.updated 20Aug10

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CONTACT IMPROV
Brown University
Hillel
80 Brown Street
corner of Brown and Angell Streets
Providence, RI
Dates: Wednesdays/Thursdays
Time: 8pm-10pm
Price: free
Phone: 401-351-5747
Email:
Contact improv jam
Upcoming: Wednesday February 27, 2008
Starts up with a warm up and merges into a dance jam
Call or email for next date
posted 12Nov06.updated 26Feb08

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CREATIVE DANCE - CREATIVE DANCE, IMPROV
Jacobs Barn
120 Jacob Street
Seekonk, MA
Date: Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cost: $4.00 donation
Contact: Renee DeMarco, Coordinator 401-316-9526
E-mail:
A weekly creative dance group moving freely for movement's sake in the spirit of the approach to creative dance pioneered by Barbara Mettler, Doug Victor's teacher.
Attendance: Open to those who have previously studied with Doug or another teacher in this Mettler-based approach by permission. If you wish to know more about this group or do not have experience in the Mettler-based approach and want information about upcoming workshops, contact Doug at . See more Creative dance at at riDance's Creative Dance posting.
posted 10May06

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SEEKONK
METTLER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Jacobs Barn Studio
130 Jacob Street
Seekonk, Massachusetts
Contact: Doug Victor
Phone: 401-521-0546
Email: doug.dance@juno.com
See the Creative Dance page for complete details
Date: Saturday November 18, 2006
Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Price: $50 (some scholarship available)
Creative Dance Workshop
Awaken your kinesthetic sense!
Deepen your feelings for movement expression!
Our day together will focus on the art of body movement following an improvisational approach in the creation of dances. Explore your own movement abilities in relation to yourself and to others. Immerse your total self in a progression of movement studies that will lead to the making of individual, small and large group dance improvisations.
Details
Our day together will serve as an introduction to the art of body movement which comes out of the Mettler-based tradition. The study of creative dance deepens our understanding of movement expression as a basic human need. It is open to anyone who wishes to further develop his/her capacity for movement expression and move creatively with others.
Expect to explore movement possibilities, be open to making discoveries as dances unfold, and to immerse yourself fully in this fun yet focused workshop. The study of creative dance is recommended for everyone... teachers, therapists, clergy, dancers, artists, musicians, or anyone who is interested in movement expression. Applications of the work are many and include the fields of education, counseling, recreation, all the arts, and life itself.
Doug Victor
Doug has taught creative dance for over 30 years. In addition to his private teaching, he directs Creative Dance Providence and teaches nationally for the Creative Arts in Learning Graduate Program at Lesley University in Cambridge. A founder of the International Association for Creative Dance, he has taught extensively across the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii. Upcoming teaching venues include South Carolina, Georgia and Scotland. posted 31May06/updated 12Nov06

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OF INTEREST

RAINER'S 'NO' MANIFESTO
Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. She was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater in 1962, the genesis of a movement that proved to be a vital force in modern dance in the following decades. She wrote the famed 'No Manifesto'. Between 1962 and 1975 she presented her choreography throughout the United States and Europe. Since 1972 Rainer has completed seven feature-length films, beginning with Lives of Performers and, more recently, Privilege (1990, winner of the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival; and the Geyer Werke Prize at the 1991 International Documentary Film Festival in Munich), and MURDER and murder (1996, winner of the Teddy Award at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Award at the 1999 Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival).

She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, notably two Guggenheim Fellowships, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Wexner Prize, seven NEA awards, three Rockefeller Fellowships, and four honorary doctor of fine arts degrees. Her latest book, A Woman Who ...: Essays, Interviews, Scripts, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1999. Her latest dance, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project, had its New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in June 2000. In 2002 Rainer had a solo exhibition at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia, which included a video installation called After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid.

The complete text of Rainer's Manifesto below is courtesy of Dance critic Debra Cash (http://blog.debracash.com).



No Manifesto
No to spectacle no to virtuosity no to transformations and magic and make believe no to glamour and transcendency of the star image no to the heroic no to the anti-heroic no to trash imagery no to involvement of performer or spectator no to style no to camp no to seduction of spectator by the wiles of the performer no to eccentricity no to moving or being moved.
Yvonne Rainer- 1965
posted march (no to capital letters!) 25, 2005

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ERICK HAWKINS INTERVIEW ONLINE
Erick Hawkins married and divorced modern dance legend, Martha Graham and went on to to become an important choreographer in his own right. Although Mr.Hawkins died in 1994, his dance company is still performing. A very rare performance and interview with Mr Hawkins and UCLA Dance Department founder Alma Hawkins is online at http://www.oid.ucla.edu/Imp/Archives/Titles/Index.html. Select 'erick hawkins 1964' from the contents. You will need Realplayer to download and play the video. Realplayer is available for download free at real.com (caveat - RealPlayer monitors what you do and often will not properly uninstall from your computer). posted march 25, 2005

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LINKS
American Dance Legacy Institute
http://www.adli.us
American Dance Legacy Institute, based in both New York City and at Brown University in Providence, documents and preserves dances (both historical and contemporary) by important modern choreographers. In addition ADLI makes these dances available to studios, schools, independent teachers, their students or any interested person (!!) at amazingly low prices. Dances are fully taught and documented on video (dvd in the works), cd, notebooks and notation. ANYONE and EVERYONE has access to these masterworks thereby allowing many more people the opportunity to experience exceptional choreography. See website above or riDance's ADLI page.

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Dance Heritage - America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures
http://www.danceheritage.org/publications/dance_treasures.html
The Dance Heritage Coalition list of the first 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures (US only). Many, many modern dancers are included with excellent enlargable photographs.

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Free To Dance
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/freetodance
A massive website based on and expanded from the PBS documentary by the same name which showed the influence of black dancers and african dance on the development of modern dance in the United States. The Website includes a detailed dance timeline, biographies of important early modern dancers, the sociological & historical influences on dance (both for black people and European whites) in the United States, extensive links and much more.

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