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Fall 2014 Events

Jon Lehrer, Modern Guest Artist in Residence: September 6-15
Patricia Ackerman, Modern Guest Artist in Residence: October 3-11
Gail Corbin, Modern Guest Coach: October 24-26

Guest Artist Residency Recaps:


Meredith Rainey Residency Interview from Cuonquer on Vimeo.

Modern Guest Artist Jon Lehrer from Cuonquer on Vimeo.

Doris Humphrey’s “Grieg Concerto” Residency from Cuonquer on Vimeo.

Meet the Artists:
Sunday, September 14
Todd Dance Studio, 5pm
Meet Jon Lehrer, artistic director of LehrerDance, and former dancer with Erick Hawkins Dance Company and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Hear about his creative endeavors, and watch Goucher dancers in rehearsal for the upcoming Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 5
Todd Dance Studio, 3pm
Meet Patricia Ackerman, MOMENTA company member, and watch a rehearsal of Doris Humphrey's Grieg Concerto, to be performed on the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble on November 14 and 15. Free and open to the public.

Open Marley
Friday, September 26
Todd Dance Studio, 6:30 pm
Goucher students will present original choreography-in-progress to receive critical feedback and analysis. This informal showing is open to all as observers or participants.

"Reflections" Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert
November 14, 7:30 pm
November 15, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Kraushaar Auditorium and Merrick Lecture Hall
"Reflections" highlights the creative work of some of the dance world's most exciting artists. The program features ballet and modern works by guest artists Meredith Rainey, former soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Jon Lehrer, founder and artistic/executive director of LehrerDance. In addition, Goucher dancers will perform the 1929 Grieg Concerto in A Minor, a pageant-like work for a corps of 15 dancers and a leader, by the great modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. The work was restaged by Patricia Ackerman, company member of MOMENTA, a dance company dedicated to preserving works by early modern dance greats. The work was coached by Gail Corbin, a leading exponent in the technique and work of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Students will also be performing Doris Humphrey's Air for the G String that was staged by senior dance major Tiffini Jones from Labanotation score. Rounding out the program will be ballet and modern dance premieres by Goucher dance faculty Elizabeth Ahearn and Linda Garofalo. You are also welcome to join us on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. in Merrick Hall, adjacent to Kraushaar Auditorium, to hear about the evening's choreography from some of the artists themselves. $15 general admission; $5 for students with ID, and senior citizens. Reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets.

Todd 361 Series
November 21, 7:30 pm
November 22, 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Todd Dance Studio
This year's advanced choreography students will showcase original works set on Goucher dancers and presented in a studio-theatre environment. Each choreographer will share her unique choreographic vision. $8 general admission; $5 for students with ID and senior citizens. Reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets. Some of the proceeds will be donated to City of Joy Aid, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to helping some of the world's most underprivileged. Based in Calcutta, India, this network of clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers and hospital boats has brought relief since 1981. www.cityofjoyaid.org.

For more information and class schedules, call the Dance Department at 410-337-6390 unless otherwise indicated.  Information can also be found at www.goucher.edu/dance.

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