Contact jam February 27, 2011; 3-6pm
Join guest artists Jimmy Ortiz Chinchilla & Jose Andres Alvarez Sanou for a Brown Bag lunch discussion Friday, February 25 at 12:30 in Studio 5.
Tuesday, March 1
Professional Development Seminar, 8:15-10:15am
In addition to her 26 years of directing a grass roots arts non-profit, Bluethenthal brings her experience crafting an interdisciplinary MFA program, founding several arts festivals, community events, and campaigns, maintaining a private teaching practice, and raising a daughter, to the conversation of professional development. She is a firm believer in the individual, hand-crafted career; in alternative economies; art and social justice; multiple streams of service and satisfaction; and in the possibility of having both a domestic and professional life – at least she’s still working that out!
Art and Social Justice in Comp Class, 2:45-4:15pm, Studio 2
How can we make work that arises from and participates in community? How do we create performances of beauty and truth that speak to the difficult and disturbing issues of our time? Can our core values emerge through every aspect of our profession – technique, craft, production, direction? Bluethenthal’s choreographies have addressed issues as wide ranging as Palestine and Israel, globalization, genocide, the environment, and the gift economy. In this guest presentation, she will perform 3 short solos, discuss her creative process, share excerpts of ensemble work, and engage students in a conversation about issues of art and social justice.
Wednesday, March 2
Technique lab class with Alexander Technique. 10:30am-12pm, Studio 6 (sign-up required). A senior teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique, Anne Bluethenthal has pioneered its application to dance and performance. With a generous hands-on instruction, she will dedicate this class time to problem solving, rediscovering favorite techniques, and investigating traditional ideas about movement, effort, skill, and performance.
Art Education 595 (U) #27558 | Art Education 781 (G) #22286. Tues/Thurs 2:30-4:18pm
This 5-credit hour course provides a research framework for understanding participation in arts and cultural activities, current ideas of audience preferences for specific art forms, and organizational strategies for developing audiences. Course research examines socio demographic influences, personality factors & prior experience. Through class projects, students apply current research on audience decision making to organizational strategic planning. Organizational strategies will include Marketing, Artistic Programming, Arts Education, School Partnerships, and Community Collaborations.
Dancers needed to perform in 10-20 minute Improvisation Performance. Performance will be at ARTspace gallery for a reception benefit. March 9, from 6-9pm. More information: Doug (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alumni Grants for Graduate Scholarship and Research
Application Deadline: Friday, April 8 . The Graduate School’s AGGRS program provides up to $2,000 to support dissertation or thesis re search for doctoral or MFA candidates in a terminal degree program. Download application here.