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Events - Visiting Artists, Open House, Benefits Performance and Majors Meeting

Fall 2014

 

Masters of Dance Series

 

Presented by the Santa Monica College Dance Department   

 
All are invited to attend this FREE series of lectures and master classes by experts from the world of dance.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
 
  
Laura Karlin, Choreographer/Dancer
 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Gym 104
 
 
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Laura Karlin is graduated from Cornell University with degrees in Choreography/Production and LGBT Rights.  Artistic Director for the contemporary dance company, Invertigo.  She is a lively presence in LA through performance, education, outreach and collaboration.  Her work has been presented at venues including the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Broad Stage and LACMA.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Master Dance Class will explore the importance of technique with a delicious theatrical exploration, movement ranging from subtle, intimate moments to big, spiraling and rich physicality.

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Wilfried Souly, Choreographer/Dancer/Drummer
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 4:15pm - 6:10pm
Gym 104
 
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Wilfried Souly is originally from Burkina Faso in West Africa and performed in the acclaimed company “The Bourgeon du Burkina.” In 2007, he moved to Los Angeles and joined Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project as an Associate Director, where he co-choreographed and performed Arbre D’Adaptation (2007), which won the Best Choreography award at “Emerging Above Ground 07”; Sira Kan (2008), presented at the NOW Festival 08; and “Dar Es Salaam” (2009). He is a faculty member at the UCLA World Arts & Cultures/Dance Dept. and American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). 

 

West African Master Dance

 
The class will focus on the rhythms of Tomankan/Liberte, created in the late 50’s, during the independence of many African countries.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Kim Blank, Choreographer/Dancer

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Gym 104
 
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Kim Blank, her professional experience ranges from dancing in music videos for Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, to earning an Emmy nomination for her choreography in the HBO film “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” starring Halle Berry. She continues to choreograph for film, TV, and commercials, and teaches ongoing classes which integrate dance, fitness, and her globe-spanning musical taste.
 

 

Pop Dance & Audition Master Class

 
The class includes movements for enhancing somatic awareness and gaining an aerobic benefit; a dance routine based on her  
eclectic background in pop, jazz, and Latin dance vocabulary; and an informal simulated audition, where aspects of the commercial dance world will be explored and experienced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Dance Department Masters of Dance Series is generously funded by the SMC Associates.(www.smc.edu/associates)
 


 Dance Department Open House 
 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 
11:00am
 
Gym 104

Learn about being a dance major or minor
Scholarships in dance
Careers in dance
Dance in media
Meet the faculty
 
Free and open to all
For further information contact Mark Tomasic at tomasic_mark@smc.edu
 

 SMC Dance Benefit Performance
 
Join SMC Global Motion World Dance Company and support our student performances in Beijing, China
 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 
7:30pm
 
SMC Studio Stage
 
Ticket information:
Advance Tickets or At-The-Door Price: $18.00
For further information contact Raquel Ramirez at ramirez_raquel@smc.edu
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Dance Majors Meeting
 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 
11:00am -12:30pm
 
The Skybox

Free and open to all
For further information contact Mark Tomasic at tomasic_mark@smc.edu

  
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