Renaud-Wilson Dance Festival 2006
Congratulations to eleven of our dance students who attended the Renaud-Wilson Dance Festival this last weekend at Cal State East Bay. Rob Cristiani, Sandi Lang, Ivory Reid, Sam Fulk, Sarah Furnish, Kaleena Quarles, Abby Rowland, Lani Gordon, Miranda Chisholm-Sims, Jennifer Schmitt and Penelope Sinor participated in two solid days of workshops presented by Bay Area dance professionals and master teachers.
Classes in Modern, Vietnamese/Modern fusion, African, hip hop, improvisation, alignment, salsa, Reggeaton, partnering, choreography, and dance theatre were offered. Students were also given tickets to two professional performances, one focusing on dance as a vehicle for social change. Students were also led through many stimulating discussions that asked them to think deeply and articulate clearly their thoughts and opinions.
For those of you who do not know much about dance, these are some of the discussion items that our students were asked to comment on:
- Should dance be responsible to comment on and shape the events of the day?
- How can movement languages transport people to new ways of seeing, thinking and understanding?
- How can the dance community, which is so clearly a celebration of the human body, participate in so many body negative attitudes and actions?
- How might each dance artist, teacher and student impact the form in a positive way? Impact our society? Impact each other?
- Can dance make the world a better place?
- How does your dance practice connect to people, issues and communities?
Our students also performed two dances from our most recent repertoire. Also performing were Stanford University, Mills College, Cal State East Bay, College of Alameda, Cabrillo College and lots more!
Created: February 07, 2006 @ 11:56 AM
Last Modified: February 07, 2006 @ 11:56 AM