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MASTER CLASS INFO:  PILOBOLUS DANCE COMPANY 

DAY:  Wednesday January 31, 2018

TIME:  10:30am-12:00pm

LOCATION: Santa Rosa Junior College Dance Studio, Tauzer 951

SPONSORED BY: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

COST:  Free for ALL SRJC students!

LEVEL:  Beginning/Intermediate and up.

Pilobolus began at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1971. Moses Pendleton, an English literature major and cross-country skier; Jonathan Wolken, a philosophy science major and fencer; and Steve Johnson, a pre-med student and pole vaulter were enrolled in a dance composition class taught by Alison Becker Chase. In that class, they created their first dance, which they titled “Pilobolus” —and a legacy of movement and magic was born.

In the more than four decades since, Pilobolus has performed on Broadway, at the Oscars, and the Olympic games, and has appeared on television, in movies, in advertisements, and in schools and businesses and created over 120 dance works. The company continues to propel the seeds of expression via human movement to every corner of the world, growing and changing each year while reaching new audiences and exploring new visual and musical planes.

THE MISSION OF PILOBOLUS IS TO:

Create, perform, and preserve dances, applying the
collaborative creative methods of Pilobolus.

Expand and diversify audiences through projects of all types and scales in live
performance, film, and digital media, characterized by the qualities of our namesake fungus—
adventurous, adaptive, athletic, surprising and revealing of beauty in unexpected places.

Teach dancers, non-dancers, and organizations how to harness the
creative potential of groups using Pilobolus’s methods.

 

SPRING 2018 DANCE PRODUCTION MEETING - JANUARY, 18th - 1:30pm  

Calling all choreographers and performers! The Spring 2018 Dance Production meeting will take place on January, 18th, at 1:30pm.  

ARE YOU A DANCE MAJOR?

Make sure to make an appointment to speak with the Dance Coordinator about your dance schedule by emailing chillman@santarosa.edu.

MISSION STATEMENT

Dance, as an academic discipline, encompasses the elements of dance as a performing art, as well as the science of dance as movement. The mission of the dance program is to promote dance as a medium of communication and expression uniquely effective in the conveyance of meaning, emotion and cultural values. The mission is also to train dancers in sound dance techniques so their bodies are effective instruments for this artistic expression. The techniques of the program increases students' level of physical fitness, coordination, and grace through dance training, and presents dance as a rigorous and specialized area of the performing arts, demanding a high level of physical preparation as well as a thorough understanding of aesthetics.

SRJC DancersThe Dance mission includes the following objectives:
  1. Creating an environment in which the general student population may experience dance as a means to enhance physical fitness and wellness, understand and appreciate other cultures and periods of history, interact cooperatively with men and women of various ages and cultural/ethic backgrounds, and learn aesthetics
  2. Preparing dance students to transfer as dance majors to public state and private colleges and universities
  3. Providing preparation for careers in dance including the areas of choreography, dance performance and dance instruction
  4. Maintaining diversity of instruction and course offerings

Dance Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of a season with the SRJC dance department, the student will be able to:
1. Majors will develop proficiency in modern, jazz, and ballet dance forms, enabling them to pursue higher level dance degrees.
2. Majors will have practical experience in the performance and production aspects of dance.
3. Certificate dancers will have the skills and techniques to secure employment at local dance studios.
4. Recreational dancers will develop an appreciation to the rigors involved with learning a dance form, both physically and emotionally.