23 posts tagged

chapman dance department


Dance Tour Ensemble Attend Criss Angel Dress Rehearsal

February 7, 2014 by | CoPA News

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

Student Choreography Featured in Dance Works in Progress

January 29, 2014 by | CoPA News

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

Students Tour New Cirque du Soleil Production

December 11, 2013 by | CoPA News

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.

Chapman Global Arts Program Initiative

October 21, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium Returns This Fall

August 28, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

College of Performing Arts Faculty Work in Europe This Summer

August 27, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Fall Dance Concert Choreographer Liz Maxwell

August 26, 2013 by | CoPA News

Associate professor of dance Liz Maxwell is one of several faculty choreographers who will be contributing to the Department of Dance’s Fall Dance Concert.  The theme of Professor Maxwell’s piece is related to the idea of “liminal space”, which is defined as “occupying a position at or on both sides of a boundary or threshold.”

Dance Works in Progress, February 16-17

January 29, 2013 by | CoPA News

The Department of Dance’s annual Works in Progress show will feature 31 first-time choreographers  and 66 dancers split into two separate concerts Saturday and Sunday.  Says director Robin Kish, assistant professor of dance, “the students have been rehearsing since January 2 and are excited to present their final works on stage!”   Works in Progress

CoPA Dean Judges the Palm Desert Choreography Festival

November 14, 2012 by | CoPA News

Dale Merrill, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, served on a panel of judges for the 15 th Annual Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, CA.  The panel included legendary dancers Donald McKayle, Jodie Gates and Larry Billman and pioneering talent agent Julie McDonald.  The festival highlights new and exciting choreography, offers cash

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