Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2012
The fourth annual Texas Dance Improvisation Festival takes place October 4-6 in Fort Worth, TX at Texas Christian University.
"This year’s featured guest artist is Ray Chung, a performer, teacher, engineer, and artist, whose dancemaking is focused in improvisational methods. Chung is a master teacher of Contact Improvisation with an international reputation.
The festival opens with a Thursday night jam from 6-10 P.M., followed by two days of classes, performances, and jams with well-known teachers from Texas and beyond. Saturday night will feature performances by Chung and festival faculty at 7 P.M., followed by a jam from 9-12 P.M. The festival will be held at Erma Lowe Hall, 3000 South University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76129. Registration for the festival is $10 and provides participants access to all the classes and performances, $5 for those only attending the performance or a jam. Fees will be collected at the door. (Registration will be open soon.)"
Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2011
The third annual Texas Dance Improvisation Dance Festival 2011 takes place October 6-8 in San Antonio, TX at the Northwest Vista College Dance Program. Facilitated by Jayne King, the festival features two days of classes, jams, panels, a Saturday evening performance and guest artist Kirstie Simson. For more information and to register by the September 19 deadline, visit http://www.alamo.edu/nvc/programs/dance/tdif/default.htm.
Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2010
The Texas Dance Improvisation Dance Festival 2010 was October 7-9 in Houston, TX hosted by Leslie Scates and Rosie Trump of the Rice University Dance Program. The festival featured two days of classes, three jams, panel discussions, a Saturday evening performance at Barnevelder Movement Art Complex in downtown Houston and guest artist Los Angeles-based choreographer/performer and dance community activist, Meg Wolfe.
Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2009
Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance hosted the first Texas Dance Improvisation Festival on October 9-11, 2009. The festival, facilitated by Profs. Jordan Fuchs and Sarah Gamblin, was an opportunity to celebrate improvisational dance in Texas and beyond, by coming together as a community of dance artists to share, inspire and challenge.
More than a 115 students, faculty and professionals attended the festival from Austin, Northwest Vista College - San Antonio, Rice University - Houston, Richland College - Dallas, Texas Christian University, Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas - El Paso.
Classes were taught by guest artist K.J. Holmes from New York City and by Texas- based dance artists Nina Martin, Jordan Fuchs, Sarah Gamblin, Ellie Leonhardt, Emily Morgan, Leslie Scates and Lauren Tietz.
The festival included three wonderful jams bringing together 60-70 dancers each night with improvisational musicians from the TWU Department of Dance, UNT and the Denton community.
Saturday night featured a performance of improvisational dances by Pat Stone, Claudia Queen, K.J. Holmes, Leslie Scates, and Brandon Gonzalez, and concluded with a scored dance by Nina Martin for the festival faculty titled And Go.
The festival was a great success with many wonderful memories, images, insights, new friends and colleagues, as well as an expanded and strengthened network of dance improvisers.
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