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Fall 2015 Events


Koresh Dance Company, Modern Dance Guest Residency:  September 4 - 12

Matthew Neenan, Ballet Guest Artist in Residence:  October 5 - 8 and 12 - 16


Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Concert
November 13, 7:30 p.m.
November 14, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Kraushaar Auditorium and Merrick Lecture Hall

"Meeting Ground" highlights the creative work of some of the dance world's most exciting artists.  The program features ballet and modern works by guest artists Matthew Neenan, founder and artistic director of BalletX, and Ken Skrzesz, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education.  Also on the program will be Koresh Dance Company repertory by artistic director Ronen Koresh.  In addition, Goucher dancers will perform works by Goucher dance faculty, including new works by Iyun Harrison and Amanda Thom Woodson.  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. Purchase tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets.

"Sonder  n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own"
Todd 361 Series
December 4, 7:30 p.m.
December 5, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Todd Dance Studio Theatre

This year's advanced choreography students, Grace Cassar, Alaysia Corley, Marissa Cox, Katie Graham, Julia Larcenaire, Raven Nee, and Emma Voorhes are pleased to present seven works in their show entitled "Sonder  n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own."  Come see our interpretations of unique excerpts of life, as we magnify the tiny MOMENTS, exaggerate the speed of life, and ponder the meaning of where we are in the world and in time.  $8 general admission; $5 for students with ID and senior citizens. Reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets.

Meet the Artists:

Friday, October 16
Todd Dance Studio, 6 p.m.
Meet Matthew Neenan, this fall's ballet guest artist-in-residence, watch a rehearsal of his work that will be performed on the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble fall concert on November 13 and 14, and participate in a Q&A session.  Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 13
Merrick Lecture Hall, 6:45 p.m.
Prior to the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble concert, hear about the evening's choreography from some of the artists themselves.

Dance Related Events:

Victoria Tennant Lecture
October 21, 7 p.m.
The Athenaeum, Hyman Forum

Victoria Tennant celebrates her mother, Irina Baronova, prima ballerina for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and later for Ballet Theatre in New York.  Tennant will discuss her book, Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo which recounts Baronova's dramatic life, from her earliest aspirations to her time on tour to her later years as a pioneer of the art.  Tennant drew on letters, correspondence, oral histories and interviews to tell the story of the rise of modern ballet and its popularity through the life story of one of ballet's most glamorous stars.  The story begins with the Baronov family's flight from Russia during the Revolution.  In Paris, at the age of thirteen, Baronova was chosen by the legendary George Balanchine to join the Ballets Russes, where she danced the lead in Swan Lake. Tennant provides an intimate account of Baronova's life as a dancer and stories of life on the road with the company. Beautiful photographs, a mix of archival images and family snapshots, offer views of rehearsals, costumes, set designs, and the dancers themselves.  Victoria Tennant played the title role in her first film, The Ragman's Daughter, in 1972, and she has since then worked in film, television, theater, and radio, receiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. She lives in Los Angeles.  A book signing will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Please call the Dance Department at 410-337-6390 to reserve a seat.  The lecture is being funded by the Elizabeth B. and Davad Allan Robertson Lectureship Fund.  

Caring for the Dancer's Foot Workshop
October 25, 9 a.m. - Noon
Eisner Dance Studio

Caring for the Dancer's Foot is a practical workshop where dancers will learn best practices to improve use of feet in dance.  The symposium will be led by Megan Rich, physiotherapist and dance specialist.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Lew Schon, board certified orthopedic surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is Chief of Foot and Ankle Services at Union Memorial Hospital (UMH) in Baltimore, Maryland, Director of UMH's Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University, and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Registration fee for Goucher students $45 and others $60.  To register go to MRPTevents.com.  For more information contact Amanda Thom Woodson at awoodson@goucher.edu.   

Open Marley
Friday, October 30
Todd Dance Studio, 5:30 p.m.
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.

Guest Artist Residency Recaps from Fall 2014:

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.

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