Summer 2017 Events

All events are open to the public.

 

American realness @ hollinsdance mfa

Friday, June 9, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre

Keith Hennessy, solo, 8 p.m.
Ligia Lewis, minor matter, 9:30 p.m.
Direct from New York and international performances, American Realness (AR) will feature performances from Ligia Lewis, minor matters and Keith Hennessy, solo. American Realness calls attention to new artistic production from socially and aesthetically marginal and subversive artists tearing at the boundaries of form and wrestling with the realities of identity. Through visual, visceral, and text-based explorations of perception, sensation, form and attention, the artists of American Realness propose ruptures in the fabric of contemporary thought. American Realness @ hollinsdance mfa is curated by AR founder Benjamin Pryor.

artist talk i: Paris Wilcox

Tuesday, June 13, 8 p.m., Ballator Gallery, Moody Center
Raised on a dairy farm in update New York and later performing with Kansas City Ballet and Orlando Ballet, M.F.A. in dance graduate student Paris Wilcox will present his professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. Paris will be sharing his extensive experiences in dance as he reflects upon his poignant journey as a performing and teaching dance artist.

Artist talk II: Amanda Miller

Wednesday, June 14, 8 p.m., Ballator Gallery, Moody Center
Amanda Miller was the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of Pretty Ugly Dance Company from 1992 till 2009 and was a founding member, principal dancer, and resident choreographer of Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe. Amanda will present her professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. She will be sharing her extensive experiences in dance as she reflects upon her poignant journey as a performing, teaching, and choreographing dance artist.

M.F.A. Dance Performance I

Friday, June 16, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
M.F.A. Dance Performance I features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. dance candidates. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

M.F.A. Dance Performance II

Saturday, June 17, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
M.F.A. Dance Performance II features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. dance candidates. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

Artist Talk III: Tyler Walters

Tuesday, June 20, 8 p.m., Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Currently Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University, Tyler Walters was founding director of the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, and as a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, was featured in hundreds of performances around the globe. Walters will present his professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. He will be sharing his extensive experiences in dance as he reflects upon his poignant journey as a performing and teaching dance artist.

Artist Talk IV: Julius Brewster Jr.

Wednesday, June 21, Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Julius Brewster Jr. will present his professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. He will be sharing his extensive experiences in dance as he reflects upon his poignant journey as a performing and teaching dance artist.

Faculty/Staff Dance Concert

Friday, June 23, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
The faculty and staff dance concert features choreographic and performance work of faculty and staff engaged with the Hollins M.F.A. dance 2017 summer gathering. Creative work is diverse, eclectic, and represents the amazing artistic talent of the Hollins summer gathering community.

M.F.A. Dance Performance III

Saturday, June 24, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
M.F.A Dance Performance III features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. dance candidates. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

Artist Talk V: Keith Saunders

Tuesday, June 27, 8 p.m., Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Keith Saunders performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) and other companies for 22 years and is currently a ballet master at DTH. Keith will present his professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. He will be sharing his extensive experiences in dance as he reflects upon his poignant journey as a performing and teaching dance artist.

Artist talk VI: Naimah Kioski

Wednesday, June 28, 8 p.m.Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Naimah Kioski has danced with Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech, Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Gazelle national touring cast of the Broadway production The Lion King to name a few. Naimah will present her professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. She will be sharing her extensive experiences in dance as she reflects upon her poignant journey as a performing, teaching, and choreographing dance artist.

M.F.A. DANCE PERFORMANCE IV

Friday, June 30, 8 p.m., Hollins Theatre
M.F.A. Dance Performance IV features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. Dance candidates. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

M.F.A. Dance Performance V / Mobile Tour

Sunday, July 2, 4:30 p.m., Various Sites – Hollins Campus
M.F.A. Dance Performance V features a collection of original work in performance and/or choreography by current M.F.A. dance candidates in site-specific locations on and around the Hollins campus. As part of the thesis capstone research project, performance and dance work featured in this concert highlight a diverse approach to contemporary dance practices, research, and making.

Audiences who are planning to watch the Mobile Tour should meet in the Main Quad (between Main and Cocke buildings) at 4:30 p.m. At that point the group will be split into two groups to see the works of Alice Blumenfeld, Dawn Morrow, and Mindy Rawlinson. The two groups will then meet and merge to witness the work of Amanda K. Miller, Truly A. Bennett, and conclude with Erika Tsimbrovsky. The tour will be led by guides to help facilitate the experience to each location.  

ARTIST TALK V: Erika Tsimbrovsky

Tuesday, July 4, 8 p.m.Frances Niederer Auditorium, Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center
Erika Tsimbrovsky is an innovator in the field of improvised dance performance. Born in Kazakhstan, she studied modern and contemporary dance in Belarus, Moscow, and Amsterdam. Erika will present her professional field portfolio in the form of an artist talk. She will be sharing her extensive experiences in dance as she reflects upon her poignant journey as a performing, teaching, and choreographing dance artist.