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Dance @ the J presents The Power of Dance

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The Dance at the J Virtual Series will let viewers experience The Power of Dance with four different companies, each with their own unique style. Viewers can gain insight into the life of the artistic director concerning their vision, process and how they continued to create during the pandemic. They can also view pieces from their repertory followed by a Q&A.

Schedule of events

  • February 18: Israeli-born Igal Perry founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center, a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master and dance educator with moderator Jeff Friedman an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
  • March 11: Israeli-born New Yorker Ephrat “ Bounce” Asherie a b-girl, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance with moderator Naomi Jackson from Arizona State University who received her bachelors in art history and philosophy from McGill University, masters in dance studies from the University of Surrey (UK), and doctorate in performance studies from New York University.
  • March 21: Israeli-American Ronen (Roni) Koresh a choreographer, teacher, collaborator and founding Artistic Director of Koresh Dance Company with moderator Merilyn Jackson, a dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pointe and Dance Magazine, also writes about food and Eastern European literature.
  • March 25: Michigan native Carolyn Dorfman, a choreographer and founding Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, with moderator Rebecca Rossen a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer is a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Jewish Studies and American Studies at The University of Texas in Austin.

The Dance at the J Virtual Series will let viewers experience The Power of Dance with four different companies, each with their own unique style. Viewers can gain insight into the life of the artistic director concerning their vision, process and how they continued to create during the pandemic. They can also view pieces from their repertory followed by a Q&A.

Schedule of events

  • February 18: Israeli-born Igal Perry founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center, a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master and dance educator with moderator Jeff Friedman an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
  • March 11: Israeli-born New Yorker Ephrat “ Bounce” Asherie a b-girl, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance with moderator Naomi Jackson from Arizona State University who received her bachelors in art history and philosophy from McGill University, masters in dance studies from the University of Surrey (UK), and doctorate in performance studies from New York University.
  • March 21: Israeli-American Ronen (Roni) Koresh a choreographer, teacher, collaborator and founding Artistic Director of Koresh Dance Company with moderator Merilyn Jackson, a dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pointe and Dance Magazine, also writes about food and Eastern European literature.
  • March 25: Michigan native Carolyn Dorfman, a choreographer and founding Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, with moderator Rebecca Rossen a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer is a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Jewish Studies and American Studies at The University of Texas in Austin.

The Dance at the J Virtual Series will let viewers experience The Power of Dance with four different companies, each with their own unique style. Viewers can gain insight into the life of the artistic director concerning their vision, process and how they continued to create during the pandemic. They can also view pieces from their repertory followed by a Q&A.

Schedule of events

  • February 18: Israeli-born Igal Perry founder and Artistic Director of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Capezio Center, a world-renowned choreographer, ballet master and dance educator with moderator Jeff Friedman an Associate Professor in the Department of Dance, Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Graduate Faculty in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
  • March 11: Israeli-born New Yorker Ephrat “ Bounce” Asherie a b-girl, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Ephrat Asherie Dance with moderator Naomi Jackson from Arizona State University who received her bachelors in art history and philosophy from McGill University, masters in dance studies from the University of Surrey (UK), and doctorate in performance studies from New York University.
  • March 21: Israeli-American Ronen (Roni) Koresh a choreographer, teacher, collaborator and founding Artistic Director of Koresh Dance Company with moderator Merilyn Jackson, a dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pointe and Dance Magazine, also writes about food and Eastern European literature.
  • March 25: Michigan native Carolyn Dorfman, a choreographer and founding Artistic Director of Carolyn Dorfman Dance, with moderator Rebecca Rossen a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer is a faculty affiliate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Jewish Studies and American Studies at The University of Texas in Austin.

WHEN

WHERE

Virtual
https://www.erjcchouston.org/arts/dance-at-the-j/

TICKET INFO

$10-$35
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