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UNCSA PREMIERES CHOREOGRAPHY BY SCHOOL OF DANCE FACULTY MEMBERS WITH THE FALL DANCE CONCERT

November 19th through 23rd at 7:30 pm and November 23rd at 2 pm, Agnes de Mille Theatre 

Tickets $13-15. (336) 721-1945

 


 

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Dance and the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) present the Fall Dance Concert, a performance featuring world premieres of choreography by dance faculty members.

 

On the program will be new works by Ming-Lung Yang, a new School of Dance faculty member; Kimberly Bartosik, a School of Dance alumna; and Associate Dean Brenda Daniels. Daniels’ piece will feature music by School of Music composer-in-residence Lawrence Dillon, who just won a N.C. Arts Council Fellowship. 

The dance concert will also feature a piece by exciting contemporary choreographer Larry Keigwin. 

The performance runs November 19th through 23rd at 7:30 pm and November 23rd at 2 pm at the Agnes de Mille Theatre on the UNC School of the Arts campus, 1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $15 regular and $13 for students with valid ID. Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

 

For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.

 

 




About Ming-Lung Yang
Ming-Lung Yang is a native of Taiwan. He earned his B.A. in Dance from Chinese Culture University and his M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.. Yang was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1994-1999 and has danced professionally with Henry Yu and Dancers, Ku and Dancers, Hilary Easton, Wally Cardona, and was a founding member of Dance Forum Taipei.  Yang was Choreographer in Residence of Dance Forum Taipei Dance Company from 1999-2005 and served as Artistic Director from 2002-2005. His choreography has been presented by numerous venues across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Foundation, Taipei Theatre (New York), Little Asia Dance Exchange Network (Hong Kong, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo), Crown Art Theatre (Taipei), Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Seoul), Pusan International Dance Festival, Het Muziektheater (Amsterdam), Bernese Dance Days International Festival (Bern), and Tropentheater (Amsterdam). Yang served as an Assistant Professor of Taipei National University of the Arts from 1999-2005, a Guest Professor at the Choreography Department of Korean National University of Arts from 2005-2006 and a Visiting Associate Professor in the Dance Department at the Ohio State University from 2006-2010. He is currently teaching at Taipei National University of the Arts as an Assistant Professor and has been teaching at the American Dance Festival since 2000. Yang joined UNCSA School of Dance contemporary dance faculty in 2012. 

About Kimberly Bartosik
Bessie Award-winning performer Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work, which is deeply informed by literature and cinema, involves complex plays on space, time, and audience perspective, dramatically illuminating the ephemeral nature of performance. Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line Festival, Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France), Artdanthe Festival (France), BEAT Festival, EMERGE (2014), The Kitchen, La Mama, Mount Tremper Arts, Barnard College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and Movement Research at Judson Church. In 2005 she founded the organization daela, in order to facilitate the development of the creation of her artistic work.

Bartosik has received support for her choreographic work from the Jerome Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International; New York Foundation for the Arts through Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); MAP Fund; the New Music USA through Live Music for Dance; and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists (nomination only). Bartosik is a 2010 and 2012 FUSED grantee (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange. FUSED supported a month-long creative development residency in March 2011 at the Centre Choreographique Nationale de Franche-Comté à Belfort, France, and her participation at the Artdanthé Festival at the Theatre de Vanves, France. For her second FUSED project, Bartosik will return to Belfort in 2014 for a long-term development period for her newest project, and…. In May 2013 she presented the European Premiere of “You are my heat and glare” at the Rencontres Choreographiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis (France). This multi-genre work, featuring designers, dancers and voice artists, had its Avant-Premiere as part of the 2012 BEAT Festival: Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Brooklyn.

She has been in creative residence at Governor’s Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University; Choreographique Centre Nationale de Franche-Comté à Belfort, France; Joyce Soho Artist Residency Program; La Guardia Performing Arts Center; Jacob’s Pillow; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; Mount Tremper Arts; White Oak Plantation; and Movement Research. Bartosik is a 2012-13 Studio Series artist through New York Live Arts.

From 1987-96, Bartosik was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, where she created over 19 original roles and toured extensively around the world. She performed in the 2011 restaging of Robert Ashley’s 1967 opera, That Morning Thing, at The Kitchen (NYC) as part of Performa.

Bartosik received her BFA from the (University of) North Carolina School of the Arts, and MA in 20th Century Art and Art Criticism from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. From 2002-03, she was a dramaturg for The Kitchen's "Dance-In-Progress" and "2 on 2" series, where she acted as a choreographic advisor and cultural and art historical liaison, helping to create connections between the artists' visions and those of other artists, philosophers and theorists. Bartosik’s critical writings on art and dance have been published in the Village Voice, Movement Research Performance Journal, Canon Magazine, and various online arts journals.

About Brenda Daniels
Brenda Daniels holds the Betsy Friday Distinguished Professorship in Contemporary Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She joined the faculty at UNCSA in 1995, became the Assistant Dean for Contemporary Dance in 2004, Interim Dean in 2011, and Associate Dean in 2012. She received the UNCSA Teaching Excellence Award in 1999 and again in 2008. Daniels is also on the summer faculty of the American Dance Festival. She was Artistic Director of her own company, Brenda Daniels Dance Company, from 1985-1995. The company presented annual seasons in New York, and toured in the United States and Europe. Daniels is a recipient of choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her choreography has been commissioned by Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, St. Mark’s Church, and theatres throughout Germany and the Netherlands.  Performance credits include Ton Simons and Dancers, Mel Wong, Ellen Cornfield, Shelley Lee, Douglas Dunn, William Douglas, Bill Young, and the Palindrome Dance Company. Teaching credits include the Merce Cunningham Studio (1985-1995), Purchase College, Hollins University, UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest University, Harvard Summer Dance Center, Cornish College, Texas Christian University, Stephens College, Sam Houston State University, Connecticut College, California State University at Long Beach, Vassar, Brigham Young, and the Rotterdam Dance Academy. Brenda Daniels earned a B.F.A. in Dance from Purchase College and an M.F.A. in Dance from Hollins University. Daniels joined UNCSA School of Dance in 1995.

About Larry Keigwin

Larry Keigwin is a native New Yorker and graduate from Hofstra University, where he received a BA in Dance. He founded KEIGWIN + COMPANY in 2003 and as Artistic Director, Keigwin has lead the company as it has performed at theaters and dance festivals throughout New York City and across the country. 

In addition to his work with K+C, recent commissions include Works & Process at the Guggenheim, The Juilliard School, The New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute, and The Martha Graham Dance Company, among many others. In 2010, Keigwin was named the Vail International Dance Festival’s first artist in residence, during which time he created and premiered a new work with four of ballet’s most prominent stars. Also in 2010, he staged the opening event of Fashion Week: “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show,” which was produced by Vogue and featured over 150 of the industry’s top models. In 2011, Keigwin choreographed the new musical Tales of the City, at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, as well as the new off-Broadway production of RENT, running at New World Stages. Keigwin received the Joe A. Callaway Award for his choreography in RENT in 2011. Keigwin created a new ballet with the Royal New Zealand Ballet in February 2012.
Keigwin’s other choreographic credits include work with the pop band Fischerspooner, comedian Murray Hill, and as an associate choreographer for both The Radio City Rockettes and the Off-Broadway musical The Wild Party. Keigwin has also created Keigwin Kabaret, a fusion of modern dance, vaudeville, and burlesque presented by the Public Theater at Joe's Pub and by Symphony Space. He is a co-founder of the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, a multi-disciplinary festival designed to increase cultural opportunities in the region, as well as provide creative residencies to young, emerging choreographers. Keigwin is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

 About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“the City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu

 

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Calendar Listing
FALL DANCE CONCERT

Agnes de Mille Theatre, UNCSA, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC
November 19th through 23rd at 7:30 pm, and November 23rd at 2 pm
World premieres by new School of Dance faculty member Ming-Lung Yang, School of Dance alumna Kimberly Bartosik, and Associate Dean Brenda Daniels (featuring music by School of Music faculty member Lawrence Dillon). A work by contemporary choreographer Larry Keigwin is also on the program. 
MORE INFO: http://uncsaevents.com/event/31091-fall-dance-concert 
WEB: www.uncsaevents.com
PHONE: 336-721-1945

MEDIA CONTACT FOR UNCSA PERFORMANCES: 
Amy Consiglio
amy@everwondr.com
(336) 509-0529

 

 

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