Events and Performances for 2018-2019

2016-05-01_cd_7-gridlock_0727 (1)SEPTEMBER 2018

AUDITIONS FOR DANCE COMPANIES –
Auditions for Companydance and Veselica are open to all students. 

COMPANYDANCE AUDITIONS FOR SENIORS AND JUNIORS

Monday, September 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

COMPANYDANCE AUDITIONS FOR SOPHOMORES AND FIRST-YEARS

Tuesday, September 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

VESELICA AUDITIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Tuesday, September 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Studio 3, Center for Art and Dance

SHAPIRO & SMITH DANCE CONCERT

Shapiro & Smith Dance is fascinated with ideas and experiences that define us as individuals, families and societies. “Supple as snakes and brave beyond belief,” we perform tales of absurdity and beauty with outrageous athleticism, caustic wit and psychological insight. “Hilarious and provocative, these story-tellers take you for a plunge into the human condition.” Through outreach and performance, we mine stories of who we are individually to showcase how exceptional we can be collectively. We have brought this unique blend of comedy and tragedy to stages and communities throughout the U.S.

Saturday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

Tickets:  Reserved seating $5 (complimentary for faculty/staff/students). Ticket reservations are available here, you will pick up and pay for them (cash only) at the performance.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

FIRST GLIMPSE –
Preview this year’s upcoming dances in an informal showing at the beginning of the creative process.

Friday, September 21, 4:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

OCTOBER 2018

FALL SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS –
High school seniors applying to St. Olaf for the fall of 2019 may apply for a dance merit scholarship. More information can be found at stolaf.edu/dance/scholarships.

Friday, October 19, 2:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS #1 –
Four dances are performed–a student moderator poses a question–audience, choreographer, and dancers begin a conversation.

Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

   NOVEMBER 2018

FRESH SPACE –
A performance of student, faculty and community work highlighting dances-in-progress as well as completed dances.

Saturday, November 10, 2:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

DECEMBER 2018

SENIOR DANCE CONCERT –
Senior dance majors present their senior capstone projects.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 6, 7, 8, 7:30 p.m.
Theater Building, Kelsey Theater
Free and open to the public.  There are no tickets.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the performance, you can watch a live stream of the Thursday, December 6, performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance will also be archived for future viewings.

CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWING –
A showing of final collaborative projects between the Beginning Choreography and Music Composition classes.

Thursday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

JANUARY 2019

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS #2 –

Four dances are performed–a student moderator poses a question–audience, choreographer, and dancers begin a conversation.

Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

FEBRUARY 2019

FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP WEEKEND – SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS –
High school seniors applying to St. Olaf for the fall of 2019 may apply for a dance merit scholarship.  More information can be found at stolaf.edu/dance/scholarships.

Friday, February 22, 2:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

APRIL 2019

VESELICA©  SPRING CONCERT –
St. Olaf’s international dance ensemble performs.

Thursday and Friday, April 11, 12, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

Receptions will be held after the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances.

MAY 2019

COMPANYDANCE©  SPRING CONCERT –
A spring celebration of dance created by faculty, students, and guest artists.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.
Theater Building, Kelsey Theater

Tickets:  $8 (complimentary for faculty/staff/students). Tickets will be available by phone (507-786-8987) during regular box office hours (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and via the web (stolaf.edu/apps/tickets/) starting April 24.  Check website for dates to get your tickets.  If you are unable to attend the performance, you can watch a live stream of the Friday, May 3 performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. The performance will also be archived for future viewings.

FIRST YEAR DANCE PROJECT –
First Year Dance Project dancers perform pieces that have been created by and with faculty during the year. Genres include modern, improvisation, ballet, and international. 

Friday, May 10, 4:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

MOVEMENT, THE CAMERA, & THE CREATIVE PROCESS SHOWING –
Final showing of screendances (dance + video) created by the students of DANCE 150: Movement, The Camera, & The Creative Process.

Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance

ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY SHOWING –
Final showing of choreographic works by the Advanced Choreography class.

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Wagner Bundgaard Studio One, Center for Art and Dance