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  Events for August 31, 2015

Open Master Class - Contemporary Dance Technique for any Context

- Location: Miller Performing Arts Center - Studio 300
(11:20 AM - 12:35 PM)
- Attachment 1: doggie_8-18-15.pdf
From Cunningham to Cloven Hooves/Contemporary Dance technique for any Context

Monday Aug/ 31 11:20 a.m. - 12:25 p.m., Studio 300, taught by Diane Frank

This class is connected to Ann Carlson’s residency creating "Doggie Hamlet"

Diane Frank - Stanford University Dance Faculty since 1988, Modern Dance, Merce Cunningham Technique, Choreography. After completing a B.F.A in Theater (Ohio University) and an M.A. in Dance (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), Diane Frank taught for four years in the Dance Department at the University of Maryland, where she was a founding member of the Maryland Dance Theater. She then moved to New York City to begin an 11-year career with Douglas Dunn and Dancers, touring nationally and internationally.

As a scholarship student, she was invited by Merce Cunningham to join the teaching staff of the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, where she taught for eight years. At Cunningham’s request, she taught both technique and repertory at the American Center’s Atelier Cunningham in Paris. A frequent guest teacher at the Paris Opera, she assisted Douglas Dunn in both the creation of new work for the Opera and the setting of established repertory.

Frank has been the recipient of seven NEA Choreography Fellowships for collaborative choreographic projects with Deborah Riley, as well as commissions from the Jerome Foundation, DTW, Dance Bay Area, and Meet the Composer, and Arts Silicon Valley. Her work has been performed both in the United States and abroad.

Yoga Classes

- Location: Multipurpose room, McLane Annex
(5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
All levels welcome.

Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

All donations will go to the Alfred-to-Kumbo fundraising project to help create libraries and health clinics in villages in Cameroon.

Contact me for information (fbeach@alfred.edu).

AU Choreography Auditions

- Location: Miller Performing Arts Center - Studio 301
(6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Bring your completed proposal form and be ready to propose your choreographic idea to the AU Dance Theater panel.