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summerdance

50th anniversary summer Workshop series

Summer 2015 // Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

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    Work with incredible artists from around the country

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    Multiple options for busy lifestyles

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    Join RDT as we celebrate our 50th anniversary

An entire summer of master classes & workshops with incredible artists.

Repertory Dance Theatre is excited to announce our 50th Anniversary Summer Workshop Series. Throughout the summer, RDT will be offering master classes and full day workshops with incredible artists and teachers like Molissa Fenley, Bill Evans, Tiffany Rea Fisher, Claire Porter, and Nina Watt. Classes begin in May and run in various weeks throughout the summer.

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Week Long Workshops

Molissa Fenley

June 29-July 3 // 9:00-4:00
Full Workshop: $400 // Molissa Only: $250 // Meghan only: $150

9:00-1:00 // Technique & Repertory
Students will learn part of "Energizer" that Fenley is setting on the Company for the 2015-16 season.
1:00-4:00 // Composition with Meghan Durham Wall

Molissa Fenley (Choreographer and Performer) was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1954. She was six years old when her family moved to Ibadan, Nigeria where her father worked with USAID. She attended high school in Spain and then returned to the US to attend and graduate from Mills College in Oakland, California with a BA in Dance in 1975. She moved to New York City that year and formed Molissa Fenley and Company in 1977. In her 38-year career she has choreographed over 80 works.

Meghan Durham Wall is a dance artist, educator, and advocate. Meghan’s research agenda is centered upon the unexpected dancing body. Her creative work embeds interdisciplinary inquiry within dance choreography and performance, however the human body and experience remain at the foreground of her work.

 

Molissa Fenley

Bill Evans

July 20-24
Full Workshop: $400 // Bill only: $250 // RDT only: $150

9:00-1:00 // Dance technique - teaching & methodology
1:00-4:00 // Repertory with RDT

Bill Evans is a performer, teacher, choreographer, lecturer, administrator, movement analyst, writer, adjudicator and dance advocate with a uniquely varied and comprehensive background of experiences and accomplishments.

Bill Evans

One-Day Workshops

Bill Evans Tap Workshop

August 8
$60

Evans will offer a one-day workshop in his unique style of rhythm tap.

Bill Evans has been a performer since childhood, making thousands of appearances with ballet, modern dance and tap companies and as a solo concert artist. He was selected as one of three favorite national tap dance artists (with Savion Glover and Brenda Bufalino) in the 2004 Dance Magazine Readers Choice Poll. 

Bill Evans

Claire Porter Community Workshop

August 15
$60

Claire Porter, known for her smart comedic work mixing language and movement, has performed Claire Porter / PORTABLES around the country and internationally. Porter’s work has highlighted special events and she was a Resident Artist at The Baryshnikov Art Center. Porter has taught Laban Movement Analysis and/or Choreography for numerous schools across the country. She teaches her Dancing Workout in Bergen County, New Jersey, and serves on the Board of DanceNJ. Porter has an M.A. in Dance from Ohio State, a B.A. in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, and is a Laban Movement Analyst.

Claire Porter

Master Classes

Nina Watt

May 4-24 // 9:00-10:30 am
$15 / class or $60 / Week

Nina Watt toured internationally with the Limón Dance Company from 1972-2001, serving as Artistic Associate from 1992-2006. Critically cited as "the perfect Limón dancer," "a dancer of genius" and "one of the most important modern dancers of her generation. She teaches technique and stages Limón repertory worldwide, and is currently Assistant Professor at The Hartt School. She holds a BA from State University of New York, Empire State College and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Integrated Movement Studies Program.

Nina Watt

Tiffany Rea-Fisher

June 24-26 // 9:00-10:30 am
$15 / class or $60 / Week

TIFFANY REA-FISHER (Associate Artistic Director & Director of Operations) is in her tenth year with the New York City based internationally acclaimed modern dance company Elisa Monte Dance and currently holds the positions of Associate Artistic Director and Director of Operations. Tiffany joined Elisa Monte Dance in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010, performing lead roles in such classic works as Treading, Pigs and Fishes, Shattered, and Volkmann Suite.

Tiffany Rea-Fisher

Todd Allen

August 24-28 // 9:00-10:30 am
$15 / class or $60 / Week

Todd Allen (Dancer) a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, began dancing at age three with Virginia Tanner's Childrens' Dance Theater. He received a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University, and in 1993 joined Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT), where he danced for six years. Todd received his M.F.A. in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he was the recipient of the Dean's Fellowship. He has performed with ZviDance, Andrea Haenggi/AmDAT, David Parker and the Bang Group, The Mark Morris Dance Group, David Gordon's Pick Up Performance Group, Keigwin+Company, Amos Pinhasi, Jeanette Stoner, Mark Dendy, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Chris Yon, Ben Munisteri, Heidi Latsky and The Radio City Rockettes. He has taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and at The University of Utah.Â

Todd Allen