Dancing Uphill 2019

Highlighting UVM dance student performers, the concert includes choreography by UVM dance faculty, UVM composition students, and professional guest dance artists. The show will feature works by dance students Abby Enders, Anna Gibson, Meghan McClure, Zoey November, and Chloe Schafer; dance faculty Julian Barnett, Paula Higa, and Lynn Ellen Schimoler; guest choreographer Alexander Hille. Directed by Paula Higa; technical direction and design coordination by Bert Crosby.

Doors open at 7:00 PM, with special performances by Bella and the Notables.

TICKET INFORMATION
Admission: $10 with student ID; $15 general admission

ONLINE - a small service fee applies - https://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=40250&schedule=list

WALK-UP or PHONE - Royall Tyler Theatre Box Office or (802-656-2094). Normal hours Tues-Thurs 12-4, Fri 11-4. Hours may be limited the week of spring break (March 11-15). A small service fee applies for phone orders.

or AT THE DOOR, subject to availability - cash/check only. We strongly recommend advance purchase for the Friday and Saturday shows as they often sell out!

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The Dance Program at The University of Vermont provides the opportunity to develop and expand technical, creative, and theoretical dance knowledge and facilitates rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, guest, and community artists. The heart of the program lies in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance, but multiple styles and approaches are offered, including African dance, Argentine tango, ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira, composition, hip hop, improvisation, site performance, somatics, and more. Part of the Department of Music and Dance, the program frequently collaborates with faculty and student composer/musician colleagues, and enjoys a close working relationship with the Department of Theatre as well. UVM Dance offers multiple performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the academic year, often in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

Participating artists

Blair Bean is a Burlington-based dancer, choreographer, and dance coach. She has trained in jazz and contemporary for the past 15 years. She is also a recreational tap and ballet dancer, and social salsa and bachata dancer. As a choreographer, Blair focuses primarily on contemporary and jazz movement as well as structured improvisation. Her work has been performed at the American College Dance Association’s New England Conference and UVM’s Dancing Uphill, among others. She is interested in expanding her work to include more site-specific work, multi-media performance, and to include more improvisation in the future. Blair is the Junior Varsity dance coach at South Burlington High School where she choreographs and coaches pom and jazz dances which are performed and competed statewide. She is currently an undergraduate at the University of Vermont. Blair is interested in the field of Arts Administration and hopes to pursue a career in the dance world after graduation.

Julian Barnett is a performer, choreographer, educator, and arts advocate. He creates performances that examine the social-political possibilities for transformation and empathy, through the lenses of philosophy, musicology, science, and the supernatural. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Northern California, Julian has lived and worked in New York (as well as the Netherlands and Germany) for the past 18 years and continues to keep a strong connection there. He is thrilled to be in Burlington, joining the faculty at the University of Vermont's Dance Program and interacting with the community of artists. Prior to UVM, Julian was on faculty at Middlebury College, and has also taught at Princeton, NYU Tisch, Juilliard, CalArts, and other contexts. As a student, Julian earned his BFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and his MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Julian's life in dance has been guided by the strong mentorship from choreographers he has had the privilege of working with including, Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, Wally Cardona, Larry Keigwin, Lar Lubovitch, Kota Yamazaki, Johannes Wieland, and others.

Paula Higa is a Brazilian-born choreographer who is interested in creating works that challenge her kinetic approach in dance. Higa earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a B.S in Chemical Engineering while still leaving in Brazil. She is the founder and artistic director of PH Dance & Ers as well as the founder of Encounters, an improvisational ensemble where two musicians and a dancer meet to improvise without a pre-determined score. Currently, Higa is a faculty member at the Music & Dance Department at the University of Vermont.

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The Dance Program at The University of Vermont provides the opportunity to develop and expand technical, creative, and theoretical dance knowledge and facilitates rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, guest, and community artists. The heart of the program lies in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance, but multiple styles and approaches are offered, including African dance, Argentine tango, ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira, composition, hip hop, improvisation, site performance, somatics, and more. Part of the Department of Music and Dance, the program frequently collaborates with faculty and student composer/musician colleagues, and enjoys a close working relationship with the Department of Theatre as well. UVM Dance offers multiple performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the academic year, often in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

When

March 20–23, 2019

Cost

$10 with student ID; $15 general admission

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Published March 8, 2019