Upcoming Dance Events
The Ailey Legacy College Residency
February 2- 4
Explore the genius of Alvin Ailey through the eyes of those who knew him in this college-level lecture, technique, and repertory residency. Sylvia Waters, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and founding Artistic Director of Ailey II is offering a college-level intensive residency for students to take a definitive look into the history of the legacy created by Alvin Ailey—a celebration of the African-American heritage and the Modern Dance tradition. Ms. Waters will present lecture/discussion sessions and teach sections of iconic Ailey repertory, including excerpts of Blues Suits, Streams, and Mr. Ailey's signature masterpiece, Revelations. A master teacher of the Horton technique, will lead Horton classes that focus on developing range of movement in an anatomically-corrective manner. Working closely in tandem, the instructors will enable students to create an interactive discourse about history, theory and applied practice.
While enrollment in technique and repertory classes is limited to Salem State University and Endicott College students, the daily lecture/discussion sessions are free and open to all.
Saturday, February 2 - 1-2:30 pm, Endicott College
Sunday, February 3 - 1-2:30 pm, Salem State University (O'Keefe Center Dance Studio)
Monday, February 4 - 11 am-12:20 pm, Salem State University (O'Keefe Center Dance Studio)
Caitlin Corbett Dance Company
April 1, 11 am
Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center (North Campus)
Salem State dance faculty Caitlin Corbett continues her exploration of movement-driven dance that celebrates human quirkiness and challenges our notion of beauty. In collaboration with members of her dance company she will show new and repertory work and discuss her creative process.
I’m Like, No Way considers the trajectory of restlessness and is set to the music of experimental Icelandic rock band múm. Nothing for Twins and Something for Twins are companion trios investigating how we compare things. Set to Schubert’s Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Major these works play at blurring the line of what is “pretty” and “good”. Also included in the program are two repertory works, nop,e (2010) and Rain (2003).
Caitlin Corbett, artistic director of Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, has presented work in the Boston area since 1984. Corbett’s early involvement with the leading voices of New York's avant-garde helped shape an aesthetic that juxtaposes the sublime beauty of everyday movement with the innovation of contemporary dance.
Salem State Dance Ensemble: Reach
April 26 and 27, 7:30 pm
Suggested donation of $10 at the door
Free with Salem State student ID
Reach beyond your physical, emotional, and mental barriers as you witness the Salem State Dance Ensemble’s presentation of Reach. This dance concert is a collection of original dance works by faculty and student choreographers. The Mainstage will come alive with dancers reaching through space.