The Chapman University Department of Dance ended its academic year last weekend on May 5 and 6 with the Spring Dance Concert. This concert, directed by Liz Curtis and Jennifer Backhaus, debuted the choreography of 11 senior BFA dance majors. We connected with choreographer Cole Neville to talk about his Chapman experience and the story
Two Chapman dance faculty members will travel with a select student ensemble to perform at an iconic dance venue this weekend in New York City. Dean Dale A. Merrill was invited to bring a student ensemble to perform in the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s (NYCDAF) annual dance concert benefit ” Destiny
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
Current dance major Zak Schlegel (’13) has been hard at work over the winter break. Zak is performing with Backhausdance, the award-winning Orange County modern dance company formed by alumna Jennifer Backhaus (’94). First stop was New York City, where he danced in Backhausdance’s “Incandescent” for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference.