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The American Dance Legacy Institute
presents

SYNERGY
WINTER MINI-FEST 2004
March 6, 2004
A celebration of dance
past,present & future


Ashamu Dance Studio
Waterman Avenue
(between Brown & Thayer)
Catherine Bryan Dill Center for the Performing Arts
Providence Rhode Island
Concert Reservations 401-863-7596
Email info@adli.us
Website: ADLI

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,The Lawton Wehle Fitt Artist in Residence Fund, and Brown University Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance.

All Classes & Lectures are Free and Open to the Public

MARCH 6th SCHEDULE

MASTER CLASS with ROBERT BATTLE
10:00am - 11:30am
Robert Battle, artistic director of Battleworks Dance Company, holds a BFA in dance from the Juilliard School. As a member of the Parsons Dance Company (1994-2001), Mr Battle began setting his work on the company in 1998. His choreography was performed by the Parsons Dance Company across the United States as well as internationally. Mr Battle has been commissioned to create works for the Hubbard Street Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ruth Rosenberg Dance Ensemble and Evolving Arts Inc. His latest work, Juba, was premiered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at its 2003 City Center season in New York City.

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. Participants who do not wish to take the class are encouraged to observe.

RELATED WEBSITES:
BATTLEWORKS
PARSONS DANCE
ALVIN AILEY DANCE
DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE
DANCE SPACE (EVOLVING ARTS)

REPERTORY ETUDE WORKSHOP with ROBERT BATTLE & ELISA CLARK
11:45am - 1:15pm
Mr. Battle, joined by Battleworks Rehearsal Director Elisa Clark, will lead this workshop based on the Battle Etude. In creating this powerful tour de force, Mr.Battle used movement elements from three of his signature works - The Hunt, Rush Hour and Spoken . Battle Etude challenges dancers to express a range of emotions while executing bound, strong, unrelenting movement.

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. Participants who do not wish to take the class are encouraged to observe.


LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION with CAROLYN DORFMAN
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Carolyn Dorfman will lead high scholl students in a lecture demonstraion based on Mayne Mentshn, her master work based on the Jewish culture. As a child of Holocaust survivors, Dorfman has spent the last 18 years creating work that explores the pain of that experience and celebrates the life that was interrupted. Dorfman has created more than 50 works of contemporary dance that have been presented throughout the United States by her Company and by repertory companies and solo artists.
CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE

INTERVIEW & CONVERSATION with ROBERT BATTLE
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The interview will be conducted by Carolyn Adams, co-founder and curator of the American Dance Legacy Institute. The public will have the opportunity to pose questions as well.
FIFTH ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT
8:00pm
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students & Seniors
Reservation required
Concert Reservations 401-863-7596
The American Dance Legacy Institute is pleased to welcome two visiting companies to this year's Winter Mini-Fest: Battleworks Dance Company of New York City and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company of New Jersey. Battleworks artistic director, Robert Battle most recently created a premiere for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Carolyn Dorfman has created more than 50 works of contemporary dance that have been presented throughout the United States. Returning companies to the Mini-Fest's intergenerational roster are: the mature and exuberant Arabella Project, the fierce and energetic Catalyst Dance Company; the exhilarating and commanding Dance Extension; and the innovative and luminous Dancing Legacy.

The Mini-Fest Dance Concert features Robert Battle's pulsating Rush Hour; Danny Grossman's exquisite Ecce Homo Trio inspired by the paintings of Michelangelo to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach; Rhode Island's own Laura Bennett in Carla Maxwell's Limon Etude; and a solo from Carolyn Dorfman's Mayne Mentshn, her masterful celebration of Jewish culture. Dance Extension soloist, Niki Applebaum will perform Eve Gentry's 1936 classic, Tenant of the Street.

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 http://www.amtrak.com, Greyhound http://www.greyhound.com, Bonanza http://www.bonanzabus.com, 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

MINI FEST 2003



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