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Dance Program Editor’s Report on the Duke University Dance Program: Editor: Purnima Shah Dear Friends of the Duke University Dance Program, It is with great excitement that we welcome choreographer, performer and scholar, Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz to Duke University. He will join us this Fall as a joint appointment between the Dance Program and the African and African-American Studies Department. His theatrical work using innovative technologies will add a new dimension to the diverse performance practices offered through the Dance Program, and his long-standing affiliation with the American Dance Festival will help Duke cultivate closer ties with ADF. Director of the Duke Dance Program, Keval Kaur Khalsa, says of Thomas F. DeFrantz,“As a leading scholar of contemporary dance and as an innovative creative artist, DeFrantz literally embodies the Duke Dance Program’s viewpoint that dance develops a total union of our physical, intellectual, and expressive capabilities.” Fall 2011 onwards, the Duke Dance Program will become the new home for DeFrantz’s company, SLIPPAGE, which explores connections between performance



and emergent technology in the service of theatrical storytelling. He will contribute greatly to the continued development of our Program’s interdisciplinary initiatives in research and course offerings in dance technology, African-American dance, and performance studies. DeFrantz earned his PhD. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His publications include the edited volume titled, Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002, winner of the CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Publication and the Errol Hill Award presented by the American Society for Theater Research), and Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2004, winner of the de la Torre Bueno Prize for Outstanding Publication in Dance). He has served on the Board for the Society of Dance History Scholars, as Book Editor for the Dance Critics Association, and adjudicated at the New England Region of the ACDFA.The dance faculty and students eagerly look forward to working with him.

Amanda Miller, founder, artistic director, and choreographer of Pretty Ugly Dance Company (1992-2009) was a visiting member of the Ballet faculty for the Fall 2010 semester. Her new piece, f.j.k. (for Jenny Koortbojian), premiered in November Dances for which she worked with the Duke dancers using different tools and techniques of improvisation. Amanda has toured internationally and won an array of awards and acclaims for PUDC ‘s unique collaborations with the German cities of Freiburg and Cologne. In Matsuyama, Japan, she created the improvisational dance collaborative Yummy Dance 2000. From 1984 to 1992 she was the principal dancer and resident choreographer of the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe. Between the years of 1978 and 1982 she was a dancer with Chicago Lyric Opera and Deutsche Opera. It was a pleasure to have her with us. The Dance Program extends its congratulations to newly-graduated Dance Minors, Annie Hogan and Noel Susberry. Annie and Noel – we wish you all the best!

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New Studio Space! The Dance Program is thrilled to acquire a second full-sized dance studio – The Hull Avenue Studio.This studio replaces Crowell Studio, which was convenient in its proximity to the Ark, but it was small, with 4 large pillars down the center of the space. Any of you who spent repertory rehearsals navigating around those pillars will fully appreciate our new pillar-free space! A second full-size studio has allowed us much greater flexibility in scheduling classes this past semester. The studio, which is the former gymnasium of the Duke School for Children Lower School, is equipped with a sound system, projector, and – thanks to the American Dance Festival – a sprung floor. Director Keval Kaur Khalsa remarks, “As the Dance Program has grown, our need for a second full-size dedicated studio has been dire. We now have the ability to schedule courses more strategically, have space for all our repertory needs, have the ability to host residencies/resident companies, and serve faculty and student rehearsal needs. I would like to publicly thank Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth, and Deans Srinivas Aravamudan and Al Crumbliss for their help and support in acquiring the space. I would also like to thank Jodee Nimerichter, the incoming Director of the American Dance Festival, for a crucial component -- the use of the ADF floor.”

Photographer Alec Himwich

Photographer Alec Himwich


In Fall 2010, Duke University Dance Program presented a semester-long Odissi dance residency with Ms. Sujata Mohapatra, a distinguished Odissi dancer from Orissa, India. Odissi is one of the many classical dance styles of India characterized by fluid movements and bhangis or sculptural poses inspired by the temple sculptures of Orissa. Sujata taught two dance pieces – a Mangalacharana and a Pallavi in Raag Shankarabharanam which were performed by 12 dancers as a part of the Dance Program main stage production, November Dances, at the Reynolds auditorium. On October 30, 2010, the Dance Program hosted a solo Odissi performance by Ms. Mohapatra at the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham. Sujata moved the audience members with an awe inspiring demonstration of her expressive artistry and the precision of her technical expertise. She also gave dance demonstrations for the Department of Religion, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program,Wednesdays at the Center – John Hope Franklin Humanities Center, and Outreach programs at the Durham Academy and Durham School of the Arts.

On November 15, 2010, thirty Duke Dance students participated in a master class with Congolese dancer/choreographer Vivien Bassouamina, and drummer, Pline Mounzeo. Bassouamina and Mounzeo demonstrated how traditional dances as learned in their homeland, Congo-Brazzaville, fuse with contemporary forms creating unique performance styles. Duke Performances presented Ralph Lemon in performance in November 2010 and the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Company in February 2011. Ralph Lemon gave a master class and as part of their Duke residency, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company presented an in-depth and behindthe-scenes introduction to Cunningham’s work with a performance and discussion, History Matters:“Suite for Five.” The Company performed their iconic piece Suite for Five, featuring music by John Cage and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg. Spare and meditative, Suite for Five is an illustrative example of Merce Cunningham’s aesthetic.A highlight of the residency was a Merce Cunningham Dance Company master class with MCDC Director of Choreography Robert Swinston. Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro and community students attended the exceptional master class. In recognition of Black History Month, Greensboro based Sugarfoote Productions’ Arts Extension Project presented a series of dance and music workshops from the African Diaspora.As part of this project, the Duke Dance Program hosted a West African master class on February 25 with the renowned trio: Emmy Award nominated Dancer/ Choreographer/Producer Jeffrey Page; Marie Basse-Wiles, who is a former principal dancer with Ballet National du Senegal,Artistic Director of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance, and choreographer for FESPAC; and drummer “Papa” Assane Mbaye, former lead musician for Ballet Mansour Gueye,Thione Seck, Ballet Noir and current Musical Director for Kankouran Dance Company.About forty dancers and nine musicians participated in this master class at the Hull Studio at Duke.

Guest artist Maureen Freehill taught a Butoh master class on April 7, and offered an open workshop at the Duke Dance Program. During the workshop, Ms. Freehill gave a brief lecture on Butoh’s history and origins in Japan and discussed the contemporary international Butoh Diaspora. In both the master class and the workshop, students had the opportunity to experience Butoh practices created by Maureen: The Twelve Senses Practice and the Significant Other Practice as well as intermodal arts cycles (with drawing/poetry/movement). Maureen “momo” Freehill, MFA, is Artistic Director of MomoButoh International Dance Company. Based in the Seattle area, she has 30 years experience as a performer, educator & director of body-based performing art. Choreographer Gaspard Louis taught two master classes that were open to Duke and UNC students on April 18th & 20th. Louis is a former Pilobolus dancer and is currently directing his own company, Gaspard & Dancers, based in Durham. He challenged students with work that emphasized weight sharing, partnering and rigorous lifting. Through a new and exciting arrangement with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Performing Arts Series, Duke dance students were invited to attend master classes of visiting companies inresidence: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Beijing Contemporary Dance Company. In Spring, Carolina Performing Arts sponsored the Nederlands Danz Theatre Repertory workshop at Duke which challenged the students’ perspective on dance and provided them with an insight into the superb performance presented by the company. Other exciting events this year included a master class and fundraiser performance with the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti.The benefit performance went toward rebuilding two homes destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti.This was a joint venture between the Duke Dance Program and the Theatre Studies Department.

Performances November Dances, our Fall main stage show, was a draw this year with two guest artists – internationally renowned Odissi dancer Ms. Sujata Mohapatra and Amanda Miller. Each taught a repertory course leading to a choreographic work presented on November Dances. Dance faculty members Andrea E. Woods and Ava LaVonne Vinesett and Dance majors Danika Manso-Brown and Monica Hogan also presented new works. Ark Dances is a student-run endeavor presenting informal dance concerts in the Ark Studio every semester. Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to showcase a variety of dance styles from ballet variations, to original choreography, to break dance freestyles, to works-in-progress.The Fall semester Ark Dances performance was the Dance Program’s contribution to the Duke Arts Festival – an initiative hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts to bring greater visibility to the myriad arts offerings and opportunities on Duke’s campus. As benefit performances, fall and spring Ark Dances raised funds for the Walltown Children’s Theater in Durham and relief efforts in Japan. Our Spring main stage show, ChoreoLab, was an inspirational evening featuring choreographic works by Duke Dance faculty Barbara Dickinson, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Andrea E. Woods, Julie Janus Walters,Tyler Walters, and Nina Wheeler. In collaboration with Music major Mark Thysell, Dance major Monica Hogan choreographed a trio that emulated the imagery and legend of the sirens from Greek mythology. Dance minor Noel Susberry and major Danika Manso-Brown also presented a collaborative work.

Choreographies and Presentations by Dance Students For ChoreoLab, Danika Manso-Brown and Noel Susberry co-choreographed Brotha, a piece which addressed how black men are raised and the impact of their upbringing on black women. Danika Manso-Brown also choreographed a new solo piece, Letters to Haiti. She is the co-founder (with Noel Susberry) of Duke’s only spoken word organization, Spoken Verb, in which she and Noel combine their passion for dance, music, and poetry. During the fall semester, Dance major Monica Hogan set a new choreographic work on seven dancers, titled Common Threads, an exploration of women’s emotions and responses to contemporary social conditions and stereotypes.Throughout the fall semester, Monica also worked on Dance for the Camera projects, including Lumiere and Reverie, a collaboration with sophomore Catherine Bittar. Reverie was inspired by the “impossible geometry” depicted in the works of artist M.C. Escher, and involved underwater videography in addition to other techniques. In February this year, Monica presented HEARTWORK II, her second full dance concert with five new choreographic works. With the help of a Benenson Award in the Arts, Monica was able to do a Summer internship with the American Ballet Theatre conducting research and beginning the preliminary planning for next year’s choreographic projects. Recipient of the Duke Dance Project Award, Katrina Wisdom presented Fouetté Turns and Fourier Series: The Science Behind Ballet Class, a lunchbox event that was an informative demonstration and the culmination of her interdisciplinary research in Mechanical Engineering and Dance.

Outreach Performances As part of our Outreach, Duke Dance Program faculty and students visited two schools, Shepard Middle School and Burton Elementary School on April 12, and shared excerpts of the ChoreoLab Concert in an assembly performance entitled Dance Languages.

Upcoming events The Dance Program in collaboration with Arts of the Moving Image will host the first “Dance for the Camera-Out-Doors” event on the Quad of Duke University East Campus on Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm. Event is free and open to the Duke students as well as the public. The evening will consist of a selection of eclectic and innovative video/film works from the New York City based Dance Films Association as well as previous works from Duke Dance Program Dance for the Camera course. Fall 2010 Duke Dance for the Camera blog:

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There will be a public screening of the new dance documentary directed by Dr. Purnima Shah,“Dancing with the Goddess: the Garba Tradition of Gujarat, India” during Fall 2011. It is a first attempt at documenting some of the traditions of religious dances of Gujarat which have been threatened by evolving cultures of modernity and globalization.The documentary was made possible by funding from the Major Collaborative Faculty Grant from the Provost’s Council for the Arts, Duke University.The venue and date will be announced on the Dance Program website.

New Courses for 2011/12 New Courses offered for Fall 2011 Our new faculty, Dr.Thomas F. Defrantz will offer two new courses: Dance/AAAS 201S, Black Beauty: Concert Dance in the Africanist Grain will focus on issues of aesthetics and ideologies in relation to dance, with focused attention on Africanist artistry in the United States. It will engage discussions on how “beauty” has provided a prism of imagination that feeds artists and audiences interested in black corporealities. Dance 144, Performance and Technology is a workshop exploration of technologies embedded in performance: robots, media and computer interface. Students will create performance projects and discuss theoretical and historical implications of technologies in performance.The course is open to dancers, actors, musicians, spoken word artists and all those interested in technology and the arts. Julie Janus Walters will offer a new course Dance 89, Pointe and Variations: Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet.The course will focus on the following: classical and contemporary pointe technique and variations, refinement of the classical style and the exploration of contemporary studies en pointe in the ballet lexicon; training in and analysis of the principles of classical and neo classical variations and their historical and aesthetic context leading to development of interpretative skill and performance qualities.

New Courses to be offered Spring 2012 Dance 181, Special Topics: Ragtime will culminate in a production of Ragtime, a Theater Studies, Dance, Music and Hoof n’Horn collaboration. Ragtime is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; Mother, the matriarch of a WASP family in New Rochelle, NY; and Tateh, a Latvian Jewish immigrant.The Duke production will be directed by Jeff Storer, choreographed by Barbara Dickinson, with musical direction by Anthony Kelley, and with Jules Odendahl-James as dramaturg.This full credit course will include a period of researching the context and time period of the musical and the issues it raises, the production period and the performances. Class members will be performers, musicians and crew members of the production.

Faculty Activities and Research Barbara Dickinson Barbara Dickinson is continuing her association with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. She attended an intensive Institute for dancers 50 and older in April, and a second Institute in August. A highlight of fall 2010 was co-teaching, with Tyler Walters, the STS designated course entitled Ballet, Science and Technology: the First 400 Years. It was a very different take on ballet history and turned out to be endlessly fascinating both for faculty and students. In July she visited southern Africa for the first time, photographing hordes of animals. She looks forward to working with Manbites Dog Theater as an actress in Fall 2011. In Spring 2012, she will be part of the creative team for Ragtime, the Theater Studies/Dance Program/ Music Department/Hoof n’Horn collaboration to be mounted in April, 2012. John Hanks Duke Dance musician John Hanks plays for most of the Dance Program classes and master classes, including guest classes taught this year by Merce Cunningham Company’s Robert Swinston, and Butoh Artist Maureen Freehill. He accompanied classes for our jazz dance faculty, Nina Wheeler, at the Mid-East Regional American College Dance Festival (ACDF) held at Elon University in March. In Fall 2011, he will be collaborating with Tyler Walters on a new music and dance project. John is the webmaster for the Dance Program website, and also helps with other publicity outlets. As faculty advisor for the new Duke University Percussion Ensemble, he looks forward to seeing this group enter its second year. This summer, John returned to the American Dance Festival for his 26th year as a faculty musician. He has had a busy season as a timpanist for many choral concerts at Duke Chapel, under the direction of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, including Mendelsohn’s Saint Paul, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Bach’s B Minor Mass, and Handel’s Messiah. He also participated in a concert at Durham’s Judea Reform Synagogue, under the direction of Dr. Wynkoop, in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in celebration of their 50th year anniversary. As a drummer for the North Carolina Theater, he performed in several shows, including The Producers, Hello Dolly, and Little Shop of Horrors, and continues to perform widely with several blues and rock bands.

Keval Kaur Khalsa Keval Kaur Khalsa is entering her fifth year as Director of the Duke Dance Program. She has served on the following University Committees: Arts and Sciences Humanities Chairs, Performing Arts Executive Committee, Council for the Arts and Sudler Prize Committee. During her leave in Fall, 2010, Keval travelled to Rishikesh, India for an advanced study in Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.This year, she served as an Associate Trainer for a 200-hour Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training course in Ashville, North Carolina, and in June was promoted to the level of Professional Trainer by the Kundalini Research Institute’s Aquarian Teacher Academy. Keval is now the Regional Program Coordinator for the international non-profit Y.O.G.A. for Youth, which brings the tools of yoga and meditation to urban youth. This year,Y.O.G.A. for Youth-NC has conducted ongoing yoga and meditation classes with mothers and children from the Durham Crisis Response Center’s Latina Women’s Support Group, and hosted a Y.O.G.A. for Youth Teacher Training. Keval conducts weekly community Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes at the Yoga Practice Center, Durham, NC. In August, Keval traveled to West Africa, teaching at a yoga festival in Togo, and as part of a Kundalini Yoga training course in Ghana. Closer to home, she coordinated Y.O.G.A. for Youth programming in Durham and Raleigh with Voyager Academy, Durham Crisis Response Center, and the Justice Theater Projects’ summer camps. Purnima Shah Purnima Shah will complete her documentary film, Dancing with the Goddess: the Garba Tradition by the end of this Summer.This is an archival film that documents some of the fading dance traditions in the western state of Gujarat, India. In September 2010, her book titled, Bhakti Andolana Prerita Natya Nritya Prakaromam Bhaktirasa ane Madhurabhava was released by the B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, Ahmedabad, India.The book, written in Gujarati language for the benefit of university students in Gujarat, is the first work detailing the history and development of the bhakti forms of Dance Theatre (16th-19th centuries) and the devotional poetic concepts that were represented through performance. It provides an analytical study of the devotional dance poetry used in majority of the neo-classical forms of India. In February this year, her essay titled,“Randala Ritual: Women’s Heritage and Identity in Gujarat” was published in the anthology, Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The

Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalized World, edited by Chistiane Brosius and Karin Polit, Routledge. In Fall 2010, Purnima offered the Indian Classical Dance repertory course in collaboration with the renowned Odissi dancer, Sujata Mohapatra, and performed in her choreographic piece showcased for the main stage show, November Dances. She is a member of the Duke University Academic Council and serves on the University Program II committee. She is a Reviewer for the American Ethnologist, the Asian Women and the Dance Research Journal. Ava LaVonne Vinesett Ava LaVonne Vinesett continues to research how individual and group identities are constructed and represented in African rooted music and dance traditions and their presentation in sacred and secular rites. In Fall 2011, Crossing the Color of the Sky will be reconstructed and set on the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble.The choreography centers on a bottle tree, constructed by installation artist, Cici Stevens. Bottle trees were used to guide wayward spirits and their use became a part of Southern African-American practice. Focusing on the centrality of the arts in contemporary societies has allowed Ava to develop a relationship with Sarah S. Bergstedt, Director of International Outreach for the Office of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Ava and Sarah have been discussing several possibilities for a student centered immersion program which emphasizes among other things, the role of the arts in imprinting cultural identity.They are looking to structure an exchange program which engages Duke and Appalachian State students in the actual creative process required to carve out spaces for artistic expression. Establishing connections for reciprocal programs is at the top of their priority list and they are very excited about this collaborative project. In early June, Sarah conducted site visits to Recife, Fortaleza and Salvador da Bahía. In Salvador da Bahía, Sarah met up with Nem Brito, Ava’s former instructor, director and founder of ASSOCIAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA E CULTURAL DIÁSPORA. His center is located in the heart of Salvador’s Historic District and his work continues to nurture the artistic voice of the local youth.

Julie Janus Walters In the Spring of 2011, Julie Janus Walters took the initiative with Tyler Walters to collaborate with Carolina Performing Arts in developing a Master class Exchange Program between the Duke Dance Program and Carolina Performing Arts in which a select group of Duke Dance students attended master classes at UNC- Chapel Hill from visiting companies: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and BeijingDance/LDTX.The highlight of the collaboration was a master class held at Duke University with Nederlands Dans Theater in March 2011. As Assistant Director of the Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, Julie was instrumental in organizing a teacher training seminar in June 2011 with world renowned master teacher Suki Schorer of the School of American Ballet / New York City Ballet.The Summer Intensive, held in Raleigh, NC, enrolled over 160 talented students. In July, Julie choreographed for The Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive Performance that was held at the Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Performing Arts Center in Raleigh. She will also introduce a new course -- Dance 89, Pointe and Variations -- to the Dance curriculum this Fall. Tyler Walters In the fall of 2010 Tyler Walters served as Acting Director for the Duke Dance Program. The same semester he co-taught (with Barbara Dickinson) the new course Ballet, Science and Technology: the First 400 Years which examines ballet history from 1500 through 1910 studied through the lens of contemporary science and philosophy as facilitated by technological developments.Tyler continues to serve as Director of the Ruth S. Shur Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. During January and February this year,Tyler (with Assistant Director Julie Walters) held 14 audition master classes in major cities across the country.This summer’s intensive brought over 160 students

to the Triangle area to study with renowned guest faculty, artistic staff, and artists of the Carolina Ballet for five weeks in June and July. Following on last summer’s successful final performance at the Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh,Tyler again choreographed a new work for the program?s advanced students and professional trainees.Tyler also continues to work with Carolina Ballet as teacher and performer. In the fall of 2011, he is looking forward to another creative collaboration with Staff Associate musician John Hanks on a new work for Duke Ballet Repertory. Andrea E. Woods Andrea E. Woods was awarded a Collaboration Development Grant for a new project in which she will collaborate with musician/ choreographer Vladimir Espinosa to organize dance and music workshops in “Rueda de Casino” (Cuban style salsa) in January 2012. The workshops will take place during one intense weekend, Friday through Sunday, in

A Most Grateful THANK YOU to our 2010-11 donors to the Duke Dance Program: The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Marion T. R. Watkins Heather Larson Shaw Bevin Franks Newton Miriam Cohen Susannah G. D’Oench Katherine E. Pappas Raymond and Patricia Stefanich

Duke University Dance Program and will be open to Duke University dance students as well as other interested Duke students. Woods then plans to use the movement and musical elements to create new choreography for Spring 2012 Modern Dance Repertory class and ChoreoLab dance concert.

Dance Awards The Julia Wray Dance Award celebrates the memory of a much beloved Julia Wray, who for many years was the leader and passionate protagonist for dance at Duke and in North Carolina. It is awarded to a senior who has shown outstanding leadership in our program. This year’s recipient is Noel Susberry. The Clay Taliaferro Dance Award, instituted in 2006 to honor this extraordinary performing artist, choreographer and teacher, recognizes the artistic and technical growth

Alumni information Sarah Adams Bean (T’91) is currently a

dance teacher at Durham School of the Arts, a public magnet school in Durham, NC for grades 6-12. She relocated back to Durham in 2008 after ten years in New York City, and is enjoying family life with her husband and two step-sons. She performs locally when her schedule allows, most recently with fellow DSA teacher Heather Rose and with Chapel Hill-based choreographer Killian Manning. Quinn Lipton

Quinn currently lives in Los Angeles, CA working as a commercial dancer. She has recently danced for top artists such as Britney Spears and Katy Perry. Her television credits include appearances on “How I Met Your Mother”,“Eli Stone”,“America’s Got Talent” and a recurring role as a member of “Vocal Adrenaline” on Fox’s hit show “Glee”. Her commercial credits include “Chevrolet” and Xbox’s “Dance Central”. Furthermore, she has worked on

of an undergraduate sophomore or junior student who has the “potential to become a professional dancer, teacher, or choreographer.” Junior Monica Hogan received the award this year. The Dance Writing Award recognizes the Duke University undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in dance writing and has proven her ability to translate the moving text to the written word.This year’s award goes to junior Kadeisha Kilgore for her research paper Spirituality in Krumping. Dance Project Awards are competitive awards given to students from any class, freshman through senior, and can be used for summer study, performance and/or research projects.This year’s recipients were Betsy Boxberger (Dance major T’13) for intensive Summer study with North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Wanda Jin (Dance minor,T’12) for study at American Dance Festival.

films such as “Gnomeo and Juliet” and can be seen in “The Muppets” being released this November. In addition to performing, Quinn has assisted multiple choreographers, most recently Michael Rooney on “So You Think You Can Dance”. Kimberly Stegmaier is Assistant Professor

at the Department of Pediatric Oncology, DanaFaber Cancer Institute, Boston. In Fall 2011, she will perform for choreographer Elizabeth Lapuh at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.

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Save the Dates Dance for the Camera-Out-Doors On the Quad of Duke University East Campus. Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm Co-hosted with Art of the Moving Image, this event is free and open to the Duke students as well as the public.

Chunky Move – Connected Friday, October 28 @ 8:00 pm. Reynolds Industries Theater. Residency: Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28, hosted by Duke Performances.

November Dances 2011 Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm. Reynolds Industries Theater. New works by Duke Dance Program faculty and students, hosted by Duke Dance Program.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana – La Pasion Flamenca Saturday, February 11 @ 8:00 pm. Page Auditorium Residency: Selected dates in the fall and spring of 2011-12, hosted by Duke Performances and Duke Dance Program.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance – FAR Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 @ 8:00 pm. Reynolds Industries Theater. Residency: Monday, February 20 through Saturday, February 25, hosted by Duke Performances.

Dance/Music/Theater Studies/Hoof ‘n’ Horn Collaboration – Ragtime Performances: April 5-15, 2012, Reynolds Industries Theater Hosted by Duke Dance Program, Duke Department of Music, Duke Department of Theatre Studies, Hoof ‘n’ Horn.

Choreolab 2012 Saturday, April 21 @ 8:00pm and Sunday, April 22 @ 3pm. Reynolds Industries Theater. New works by Duke faculty and students, hosted by the Duke Dance Program.

Check the Dance Program website for details on all the above-listed performances – For ticket information call the Duke University Box Office 919-684-4444 or go to

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