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 Spring Dance Concert will feature the work of eleven accomplished student choreographers who will present their new dances in the Waltmar Theatre. Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance major students have created all the new works made for this concert, and the dances include a variety of moods and styles. The works focus on themes
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.
Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, Don Guy, assistant professor of entertainment technology, Chancellor Daniele Struppa and Dr. Lisa Sparks, director of the health and strategic communication program, along with their daughters, and our dance touring ensemble were invited by Criss Angel to attend a closed dress rehearsal of his new show Magic Jam soon to
Dance Works in Progress, an intimate and informal studio dance performance showcasing the works of emerging student choreographers, will be performed February 8-9 in Partridge Dance Center 107. Directed by Robin Kish, Nancy Dickson-Lewis and Jennifer Backhaus, the performances will be followed by dialogue with the dancers. Performances are both days at 2pm and 7:30pm, and
Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, and Don Guy, assistant professor of theatre, took a group of dance majors and technical theatre students to see a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem in Irvine and then did a backstage tour lead by the company manager, technical director and operations manager.
Coming this winter, the Chapman Global Arts Program (C-GAP) Initiative, made possible by the Steeve Kay Foundation, will engage students, artists and everyday people in exploring diverse cultures through the performing arts. The program will offer performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for students, artists, youth and adults who share our commitment to learning about different
Robin Kish, assistant professor of dance, was invited as a guest faculty member for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science course titled Healthy Dance Practice and Performance, and guest speaker at the preconference education workshop at the annual conference of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Snowmass, CO, where she also presented original
The third annual Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium, directed by Professor Alicia Guy, Department of Dance and Professor Don Guy, Head of Entertainment Technology, will take place at Chapman University September 28-29, 2013. This year’s event will include performance and technical classes led by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, plus many of the
Many of our faculty members traveled across the Atlantic this summer to teach and perform. Highlights include: Robert Becker, assistant professor of music, was invited to Cremona, Italy as a guest concerto soloist, chamber music artist, and string adjudicator for the International Music Competition and Festival. Assistant professor of theatre Donald Guy and associate professor of