Dance
Contact
Department Chair:
Ann Cooper Albright

Phone: 440 7758152
Fax: 440 7758340

Location:
Warner Center 100
30 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

News

News


Neos Dance Theatre Partners with Dance Department

                                                                                                                                                                           Departmental

Oberlin College dance professors Bobby Wesner and Holly Handman-Lopez perform in Tappan Square on July 10. The pair's piece was part of a program that also featured performances by Neos Dance Theatre, a professional ballet company based in Mansfield, Ohio. Oberlin’s Dance Department partnered with Neos for this free event that took place during a week-long summer dance intensive for high school students. From July 6 to 11 participating students attended workshops that included those led by And What?, Oberlin’s student-led hip-hop group, as well as contemporary dance and composition sessions by Handman-Lopez and ballet by Wesner, who also served as artistic director for the performance in Tappan.

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posted 7.29.14



Fall Internships at Dance Place

                                                                                                                                                                             Student News

Dance Place is currently seeking applicants for the Fall 2014 session (August 25th-December 19th)

Fall 2014 Application Deadline: June 6, 2014 by 6pm 

Come spend the summer in Washington, DC learning about non-profit arts organizations first hand at Dance Place. The experience will enhance participants' abilities to shape sustainable, creative careers. Interns are selected for specific departments including:technical theater, production, development, arts administration, marketing and youth development. Internships are available with housing provided, or if you are located in the DC area consider the non-housing option!

Provided is a link to our website that explains in further detail the positions we have available and how to apply. Please send all applications via email to internships@danceplace.org.

http://www.danceplace.org/get-involved/internships/

 

posted 4.30.14



Other Words opens May 2nd

                                                                                                                                                                               Productions

Oberlin Dance Company Presents

Other Worlds

May 2, 3 | 8pm

Hall Auditorium

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The swirl of a Cuban skirt and steady beat of the cajon. Red boots brushing the floor to the precise steps of a Ukrainian Hopak dance. Dancers circling as one, joined by the drone of a centuries-old hymn from Germany. Two bodies filling out the stage in their expressions of love's ever-changing dance. All of these stories under one roof, in one night of dance. This year's Oberlin Dance Company concert emphasizes movement through space and time, both the large-scale movements of emigration and diaspora and the intimate shifts of love and personal spirit. More than a celebration of what dance is capable of transmitting, the concert also includes costumes by Inda Blatch-Geib and musical collaborations with Collegium Musicum, the Balkan Ensemble and the musicians of Dance Diaspora Collective. This diverse program celebrates the local and the global, the artistic talent available at Oberlin College presenting the stories that need to be told from all over the globe.

Media Contact:

Eric Steggall

Managing Director

Oberlin College & Conservatory

Depts. of Theater, Dance, & Opera

theater.dance@oberlin.edu

posted 4.30.14



Join Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Live Online!

                                                                                                                                                                             Student News

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will be hosting several live streams of their latest performance, From Time to Time at the Oasis. Click here for more info about how to tune in!

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posted 4.27.14



Deviant Bodies: An Experience with Brazilian Rhythms

                                                                                                                                                                             Student News

Deviant Bodies: an Experience with Brazilian Rhythms

May 2 and 3, 2014

@ South Studios (West)

From 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Everybody is welcomed.

In this workshop, Carolina Teixeira invites the participants to experience new and creative ways with Brazilian rhythms, and discover their own bodies beyond the idea of stereotypical repetitions of Brazilian dances. The workshop will focus on creative perceptions using different types of Brazilian Rhythms such as Experimental Music, Maracatu, Coco, Afoxé, Congo, Carimbó, Cavalo Marinho, Brazilian rock, Funk, and others. This workshop includes experiences with these rhythms in different contexts, and mobilizes the idea of deviance over bodies like an action of autonomy and proximity of different/other cultures. This experience promotes other views about popular music of Brazil, about rhythms and body like an act of resistance and celebration.

Carolina Teixeira is a Visitor Scholar Associate from Dance Department of Oberlin College, she is a Brazilian artist and PhD scholar from Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. She was a director and choreographer, and she has been working with different companies in Brazil such as Roda Viva Company Dance, which is the first group in Brazil to include disabled people in contemporary dance and she is currently studying the disability aesthetic and the Performing Arts.

For more info, please email cmaringo@oberlin.edu.

deviant bodies

posted 4.27.14



Hear Say opens March 14th

                                                                                                                                                                               Productions

Oberlin Theater Presents

Hear Say

by Leila Goldstein '14

March 14, 15 | 8pm

Warner Mainspace, Oberlin College

Hear Say

 

As Leila Goldstein (‘14) puts on a set of headphones, she inhabits the words and worlds of women affected by the BRCA mutation, a genetic mutation which greatly increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  Based on interviews Goldstein conducted, the stories the women tell expose both the difficulties and fears linked to these cancers, but also how personal health issues intertwine with family secrets, generational differences, and divergent memories.  Complete with live original music by Valerie Perczek ('14), Hear Say is a verbatim style, solo performance full of the intimate, yet immediate visceral impact of documentary theater.

Media Contact:

Eric Steggall

Managing Director

Oberlin College & Conservatory

Depts. of Theater, Dance, & Opera

theater.dance@oberlin.edu

posted 3.4.14



Sarah-Violet Bliss '06 wins award at SXSW Film Festival

                                                                                                                                                                            Alumni News

Congratulations, Sarah! "Fort Tilden", a movie co-written and co-directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss '06, won the narrative feature grand jury prize at this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. Read more about the film's victory here.

posted 3.12.14



Queens Rule opens March 7th

                                                                                                                                                                             Productions

Africana Studies & Theater and Dance Departments

Essence Presents

Queens Rule

March 7, 8 | 8pm

Warner Main Space, Oberlin College

Greetings to the Dance Diaspora Community!

We are embarking on another journey into the time and space continuum as we premier our next work "Queens Rule."  Under my direction and members of Dance Diaspora and the spring class Essence, we'll tell the story of women and their role in Hip Hop.  We are excited as the show will feature choreography to Hip Hop jams spinning live throughout the show.
Please come join us on Friday and Saturday, March 7th and 8th at 8 p.m. in Warner Main. Tickets are on sale at Central Ticket Service (CTS) for $5 before the show and $7 at the door. CTS can be contacted at 440-775-8169 or via email at central.ticket.service@oberlin.edu.

 

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