MINI FEST 2003
The American Dance Legacy Institute
Ashamu Dance Studio|
(between Brown & Thayer)
Catherine Bryan Dill Center for the Performing Arts
Providence Rhode Island
Reservations Phone 401-863-7596
|The American Dance Legacy Institute|
Julie A. Strandberg, Executive Director
Carolyn Adams, Curator
Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Brown University Creative Arts Council,Brown University Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance and The National College Choreography Initiative.
All classes are Free and Open to the Public
MARCH 2nd SCHEDULE|
10:00am - 11:30am
Designed for 8-12 year-olds
No dance experience is required
Led by energetic and enthusiastic dancers from Brown University, this workshop focuses on fun and exploration. Participants learn dance excerpts and are guided in making up dances of their own. At the end of the session, participants perform what they have learned alongside their workshop leaders.
MASTER CLASS with FRED BENJAMIN
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tom Farrell, accompanist
Fred Benjamin is the artistic director of the Jazz program of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. This advanced technique class is rooted in the Talley Beatty tradition. Participants who do not wish to take the class are encouraged to observe. Those who have little dance training or who have not danced for a while may still want to do the first part of the class as a warm-up and then observe at any point where they feel that the class has become too difficult.
You can learn more about Mr Benjamin at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/freetodance/biographies/benjamin.html.)
JOSE LIMON REPERTORY ETUDE WORKSHOP
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Working intensively on style, nuance and detail, participants examine quintessential elements of Jose Limon's style and aesthetic. They also learn excerpts from the Limon Repertory Etude, choreographed by Carla Maxwell, artistic director of the Limon Dance Company. Workshop leaders Laura Bennett and Margaret Kilroy learned the Etude from Ms. Maxwell and have been trained in the Limon style.
SEMINAR with FRED BENJAMIN
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Artists and scholars from the American Dance Legacy Institute engage in a working session to design a documentary on American dance legend, Talley Beatty. Attendees are invited to witness and participate in this early crucial step in the research process.
WINTER MINI-FEST DANCE CONCERT
Tickets: $10 General, $5 Students & Seniors
A journey through time and style, the concert opens with Village Etude, which memorializes an endangered Eastern European culture, and ends with a dance from a 1950s film - On the Riviera. In between, a cast, ranging in age from 15-60, performs classic and contemporary works that reflect the spectrum of American dance.
Directions to Brown University
From the east: Follow I-195 West, exit at South Main Street (exit 2), and proceed to the traffic light at College Street (large courthouse at corner), where you will turn right. When College Street ends at Prospect Street, you will be facing the Brown campus. Ashamu is in the Catherine Bryan Dill Center for the Performing Arts. The entrance is off Lincoln Field, just below the Main Green.
From the west, north and south: Follow I-95 to I-195 East, exit at Downtown Providence (exit 1), and follow exit ramp along river. At second light (College Street), turn right. Proceed through the next light (South Main Street) and up hill as above.
From the northwest: Route 146 leads to I-95 and then to I-195. Then follow above North-South directions.
Providence is also served by Amtrak, Greyhound, Bonanza, and the Commuter Rail http://www.mbta.com.
If you would like information on hotels in the area or maps of campus, please visit: http://www.brown.edu/webmaster/visitors.html