Full Schedule

March 20 – 26, 2021

Saturday, March 20: Looking Back/ Looking Around

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: “Tʜᴇ Oᴛʜᴇʀ Cᴀᴍᴘᴜs Dᴀɴᴄᴇ”

Since 2012, Julie has been offering “The Other Campus Dance” during Commencement/Reunion Week-End which has attracted graduates from all years; current students – and often children of alumni and parents of graduating seniors. Join this muli-generation class designed for all movers.

12:00 – 1:15 PM: Lᴏᴏᴋɪɴɢ Bᴀᴄᴋ

Looking Back features presentations of archival material celebrating Julie Adams Strandberg (1969-present) and Michelle Bach-Coulibaly (1982-present). Dancers from the last 50 years can take a trip down memory lane…plus surprise announcements!

1:15 – 3:00 PM: Bʀᴇᴀᴋ

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Cᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ Cʟᴀss ᴡɪᴛʜ  Jᴀᴍᴀʟ Jᴀᴄᴋsᴏɴ

Jamal’s Contemporary African Dance Class implements various West African dance styles with Modern techniques and diverse contemporary music styles to create a new, unique technique that is relevant to a multifarious community. Using high energy movement that manipulates conventional rhythmic structure, the class will focus on new choreography that is a reinterpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

4:00 – 7:00 PM: Bʀᴇᴀᴋ

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Pᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ – Exᴛᴇɴsɪᴏɴ & Fʀɪᴇɴᴅs
Pᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ Sᴄʜᴇᴅᴜʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ Pʀᴏɢʀᴀᴍ Iɴғᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

Dance Extension, Brown’s modern repertory company has extended into the larger dance community since its founding in 1979 by Julie Adams Strandberg. This concert highlights those community friends, featuring three new works by choreographers from company-in-residence, Dancing Legacy. The concert also includes an archival retrospective of dances from the past and a video compilation of alumni in a new production of Parsons Etude.


Sunday, March 21: Light in the Depths – Bridges, Beauty, and Boundless Connections

Join Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) for a community dance class with David Leventhal, founder and program director, Dance for PD®; demonstrations by The Miracle Project®New England and DAPpers (Dance for All People); presentations by ASaP alumni (ASaPa) on what they are doing now and their plans for future projects engaging alumni and current students.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM: Cᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ Cʟᴀss ᴡɪᴛʜ Dᴀᴠɪᴅ Lᴇᴠᴇɴᴛʜᴀʟ

12:30 – 2:15 PM: Aʀᴛɪsᴛs ᴀɴᴅ Sᴄɪᴇɴᴛɪsᴛs ᴀs Pᴀʀᴛɴᴇʀs Lᴇᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ Dᴇᴍᴏɴsᴛʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴs

2:30 – 3:30 PM: Aʀᴛɪsᴛs ᴀɴᴅ Sᴄɪᴇɴᴛɪsᴛs ᴀs Pᴀʀᴛɴᴇʀs Aʟᴜᴍɴɪ Rᴇsᴇᴀʀᴄʜ Pʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛs Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴs

Members of the ASaP alumni community will share the bridges, beauty and boundless connections that ASaP has helped them create. This event will consist of short presentations on the work, projects, research, and other pursuits of those in the ASaP community, breakout rooms to meet others in the community with shared interests, and a chance to meet, speak with, and network with those in the community who share your interest. A chance to build new bridges and connections, celebrate the beauty and accomplishments of our alumni community, and share light. 


Monday, March 22

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Cᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ Cʟᴀss: Sʜᴀᴋᴇ Yᴏᴜʀ Sᴏᴜʟ Dᴀɴᴄᴇ Cʟᴀss ᴡɪᴛʜ Rᴀᴄʜᴇʟ Bᴀʟᴀʙᴀɴ

Shake Your Soul® is a movement practice that relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body, and awakens your soul through a powerful and fluid dance repertoire set to world music. It’s for “every body” and “everybody”–no dance experience necessary. What’s required is a desire to move and be moved. Please wear comfortable attire, shoes are optional. It’s best to have ample room for movement throughout but all movement can be adapted to the space you have available.


Tuesday, March 23

1:00 – 2:20 PM: Aʀᴛɪsᴛ Tᴀʟᴋ ᴀɴᴅ Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ Jᴀsᴍɪɴᴇ Hᴇᴀʀɴ

Renowned interdisciplinary dance artist, Jasmine Hearn—BAI 2020 Fitt Artist-in-Residence—will present an artist’s talk and movement experience on pleasure and the moving body.


Wednesday, March 24

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Cᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ Cʟᴀss: Bᴀʟʟᴇᴛ Cʟᴀss ᴡɪᴛʜ Pᴀᴛʀɪᴄɪᴀ Sᴇᴛᴏ-Wᴇɪss

This 60-minute open level ballet class taught by Patricia Seto-Weiss will focus on basic barre work and gentle stretches. The class will be optimized for small spaces and the online platform, so you can join right from the comfort of your home. Some basic prior ballet/dance knowledge is recommended.

4:00 – 5:20 PM: Cᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ Cʟᴀss ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴡɪᴛʜ Jᴀsᴍɪɴᴇ Hᴇᴀʀɴ

Renowned interdisciplinary dance artist, Jasmine Hearn—BAI 2020 Fitt Artist-in-Residence—will present an artist’s talk and movement experience on pleasure and the moving body.


Thursday, March 25

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Dᴀɴᴄɪɴɢ Wʀɪᴛɪɴɢ, Wʀɪᴛɪɴɢ Dᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ J. Dᴇʟʟᴇᴄᴀᴠᴇ

For dancers who write, and writers who dance, and everyone in between—a facilitated series of exercises that explore the reciprocal and nuanced relationships between our words on the page and our moving bodies.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lᴜɴᴄʜ Wɪᴛʜ Tʜᴇ Dᴀɴᴄᴇ Fᴀᴄᴜʟᴛʏ

Join the dance faculty as they share their current work and their visions for the future.

1:00 – 2:30 PM: Bʀᴇᴀᴋ

2:30 – 3:50 PM: Bᴀʟʟᴇᴛ ғᴏʀ Aʟʟ Kɪᴅs Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

Discover how the Schlachte method, which is successfully reaching dance students of all abilities, body types, & learning styles, can inform ALL teachers of ALL subjects on how to reach ALL students.

3:50 – 7:00 PM: Bʀᴇᴀᴋ

7:00 PM: Cʟᴏsɪɴɢ Pᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ – Dᴀɴᴄɪɴɢ Iɴ Tʜᴇ Tɪᴍᴇ Oғ Cᴏᴠɪᴅ
Pᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ Sᴄʜᴇᴅᴜʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ Pʀᴏɢʀᴀᴍ Iɴғᴏʀᴍᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

Dancers always find a way to dance and to create. Dancers always find ways to build and sustain community. Dancers always find the upside of challenge. This year-long period of Covid 19 has been no different. Faculty, alumni, current students, and guest artists present a range of dances that explore frontiers that have revealed new ways to make art, to communicate, and to build community. Senior, Lily Edgerton will present her capstone project and student companies Fusion, What’s On Tap, Attitude, Impulse and Abhinaya will be represented.


Friday, March 26

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Pᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ Uɴ/Cᴏᴍᴍᴏɴɪɴɢ Pᴇᴅᴀɢᴏɢɪᴇs- Dᴀɴᴄɪɴɢ Tᴏɢᴇᴛʜᴇʀ

The Un/Commoning Pedagogies Collective are a fully-collaborative experimental group, rising from the collective energy of seven dancer-scholars, variably positioned, who bring movement- based pedagogies into their teaching across the intersections of diverse fields: Anthropology, Sociology, Black and Africana Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Dance, and Performance Studies. In this iteration of our working together—DANCING TOGETHER—we draw upon our emergent body-based, dance-informed, multi-disciplinary approaches to create an engaged, experimental, improvised performance. The Un/Commoning Pedagogies Collective are Dasha A. Chapman, J Dellecave, Adanna Kai Jones, Sharon Kivenko, Mario LaMothe, Lailye Weidman, and Queen Mecca Zabriskie.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Dᴀɴᴄᴇ Sᴛᴜᴅɪᴇs/Sᴄʜᴏʟᴀʀsʜɪᴘ Pᴀɴᴇʟ ᴡɪᴛʜ Bʀᴏᴡɴ Aʟᴜᴍɴɪ

An impressive roster of Brown alumni working in dance, dance studies, and dance-making will comment and converse on the past/future/present of studies in dance. Featuring Morgan Bassichis, Doria Charlson, Casey Llewlyn, Zavé Martohardjono, Stephanie Miller, Ethan Philbrick, and Hannah Schwadron.

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Vɪᴄᴛᴏʀɪᴀ Fᴏʀᴛᴜɴᴀ Bᴏᴏᴋ Eᴠᴇɴᴛ

Moving Otherwise examines how contemporary dance practices in Buenos Aires, Argentina enacted politics within climates of political and economic violence from the mid-1960s to the mid-2010s. Drawing on archival research, over fifty interviews with dancers and choreographers, and the author’s embodied experiences as a collaborator and performer with active groups, the book analyzes how a wide range of practices moved otherwise, including concert works, community dance initiatives, and the everyday labor that animates dance. It demonstrates how these diverse practices represent, resist, and remember violence and engender new forms of social mobilization on and off the theatrical stage.

3:00 PM: Sᴄʀᴀᴛᴄʜ Nɪɢʜᴛ – Gʀᴀᴅ Sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛ Sᴀʟᴏɴ

The Grad Salon was conceived of as a place for students working in dance, dance studies, and movement-based performance to share their creative works with each other and the larger community. Current TAPS students were invited to participate as an opportunity to create some dance or movement-based performance, a place to share performance with each other, a venue to push the boundaries of theory/practice, and/or an offering to simply dance for the joy of it.