Backhausdance returns to the Chapman University campus this July/August for the 2014 Summer Intensives. In addition to the annual one or two-week Advanced/Professional Program , geared toward dancers ages 16 to 24, we will offer a new four-day Pre-Professional Program geared toward younger dancers (ages 12 to 15). Once again, all programs will be housed in
The film Still , directed and choreographed by William Lu ’03, will be screened at the Asians On Film Festival in North Hollywood February 14-16. It has been nominated for Best Editing and Best Short Film.
Department of Dance alumna Monica Mordaunt (’12) was part of San Diego Dance Theatre’s annual Trolley Dances, which are site-specific performances where the audience travels on a trolley to the different performance sites. Read all about this unique event, now in its 14th year, in the U-T San Diego at http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/sep/29/guest-choreographers-help-make-trolley-dances-a/ .
Backhausdance, the acclaimed Orange-County based modern dance company led by instructor of dance and alumna Jennifer Backhaus (’94), will receive the Arts OC “Outstanding Arts Organization” award at their annual arts awards on September 18. At the forefront of Southern California contemporary dance, this company is now in its 10th year and
The Chapman University College of Performing Arts is working in collaboration with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to administer a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. This fall, all performing arts graduates of Chapman University will receive an email invitation to participate in the SNAAP online survey. By verifying
The Chapman University Tap Ensemble (CUTE) and adjunct instructor of dance Brandee Lara took part in the week-long 10th Annual LA Tap Fest, held at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles August 6-11. CUTE was invited to perform in the 10th Anniversary All-Star LA Tap Fest Concert, starring Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe
Dance alumna Elke Calvert (’11) won the Division II Grand Prize Award at the Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival with her original choreography, “Framed”, working with pre-professional dancers, at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. The Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival is dedicated to the advancement of dance as an art form,