About the Program

 


 

Guest Artists & Residencies

Guest artists and residencies play a key role in the education of the dance students at Emory. The Flora Glenn Candler Series (an endowment that funds performances on the Emory campus of artists of international status) has allowed the Dance Program to present some of the finest modern dance companies in North America. The Dance Program has greatly enhanced student learning experiences by creating multifaceted extended residencies with such companies as Doug Varone and Dancers, Urban Bush Women, the José Limón Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance. Residencies are often supported by the Emory Coca-Cola Artist-in-Residence program.

On occasion, the program hosts other visiting artists for class visits, such as the renowned composer Philip Glass, who spoke with dance students during the fall 2013 semester--see the video below!

 

Recent Guest Artists and Residencies:

 

(above) Run-In Meaningful Conincidence by Anat Grigorio, performed by the Emory Dance Company

EXPOSED: A Festival of Groundbreaking Dance and Theatre from Israel

October 2016

EXPOSED was a six-week festival of contemporary dance and physical theatre featuring Israeli and local artists, made possible through an unprecedented partnership between CORE, the award-winning contemporary dance organization based in Decatur, Ga. and Houston, Texas, 7 Stages Theatre, Emory University Dance Program/Candler Concert Series, Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

The Emory Dance Program proudly presented Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre, and Hillel Kogan, along with Anat Grigorio in October 2016 as part of the Candler Concert Series. While in residence, guest choreographers Yossi Berg, Oded Graf, and Anat Grigorio set work on the Emory Dance Company which was performed in November 2016. Emory Dance also hosted a Creativity Conversation where Anat Grigorio and Hillel Kogan discussed the process of creating political dance in a world of strident discourse.

(above) Danté Brown leads a Modern IV technique class for Emory students

Danté Brown

September 2016

Danté Brown was in residence with the Emory Dance program in September 2016 teaching technique and repertory. Brown also created a new work for the Emory Dance Company, which was performed in November 2016. Emory Dance also hosted a Creativity Conversation where Brown discussed his exchange with Emory students and his unique choreographic process.

Elizabeth Dishman and Christine Suarez

February 2015

Emory dance alumnae and choreographers Elizabeth Dishman and Christine Suarez each presented evening length concerts. Dishman and Suarez, along with Suarez's company members, taught master classes for Emory dance students. Suarez and Dishman also discussed their careers with Emory dance students in a Creativity Conversation.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

February 2015

Presented by the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performed classic selections from the Body Against Body program, a collection of duet works drawn from the company’s thirty year history. Company members also taught master classes for dance students.

Bebe Miller

September 2014

Bebe Miller set her work Prey on a cast of dancers from Emory and Agnes Scott College. The students performed the work at both Emory and Agnes Scott. Emory Dance also hosted a Creativity Conversation where Miller discussed the creative process and the restaging of Prey.

Emily Johnson

October 2013

Emily Johnson created a work for the Emory Dance Company (EDC), which was performed in November 2013.

Monica Bill Barnes

(above) Anna Bass and Monica Bill Barnes work with Emory dance students.

September 2012; February 28, March 1-2, 2013

Monica Bill Barnes was in residence in September 2012 to create awork for the Emory Dance Company, which was performed in November 2012. She returned to Emory in early 2013 as part of the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. With longtime collaborator Anna Bass, they presented an evening-length duet.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion

September 2011; February 23-25, 2012

Kyle Abraham choreographed a new work, Date Night, for the Emory Dance Company, performed in November 2011. He also conducted master classes for upper level dance students. Abraham and his company, Abraham.in.Motion, returned in February 2012 to perform The Radio Show, presented by the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.

(above) Kyle Abraham leades a master class for Emory students.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
February 24-26, 2010

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet was presented at Emory by the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series. The company performed Ohad Naharin's Decadance 2007. One performance was preceded by an Emory Friends of Dance lecture by Deborah Friedes Galili on American and Israeli Dance. While at Emory, the company taught master classes for advanced modern and ballet classes.

David Neumann and advanced beginner group
October 2009; performance of Big Eater October 16-17, 2009

David Neumann
returned to Emory in October 2009 with his dance company, advanced beginner group, to perform the completed Big Eater, the multi-disciplinary dance work inspired by the October 2008 Evolution Revolution symposium (see below). During this residency, Neumann and his company taught modern classes at Emory, visited Agnes Scott and Spelman Colleges to teach master classes, attended a theater design course, and participated in a Creativity Conversation with Emory Chemistry Department Chair David Lynn as part of the Emory Friends of Dance Lecture Series.

David Neumann
2008-2009; Performance of Big Eater February 26-28, 2009

David Neumann worked with students to develop a new piece, Big Eater (heart of glass) as part of Emory's Evolving Arts Festival. The festival featured artists who created work related to evolution, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" and the 200th anniversary of his birth. Neumann first attended the "Evolution Revolution" symposium at Emory in 2008, then worked with a group of Emory dancers to develop Big Eater (heart of glass).

David Dorfman Dance
October 12-21 2007; February 19-21 and March 16-29, 2008

David Dorfman Dance set underground on the Emory Dance Company, taught advanced level technique, taught classes at local high-schools and gave lectures in dance and psychology classes. David Dorfman gave the Emory Friends of Dance Lecture. The company performed at Emory March 20-22, 2008. The Dorfman company also rehearsed and performed underground at the Rialto Center for the Arts with dancers from Emory and the Atlanta community.

Jose Limon's Missa Brevis
(above) Dancers from the Atlanta community joined members of the José Limón Dance Company to perform Limon's signature work Missa Brevis in October 2006.

José Limón Dance Company
Fall 2006; performed October 12-15, 2006

The Limón Dance Company set Choreographic Offering on the Emory Dance Company, reconstructed and performed Limón’s signature work, Missa Brevis, with a cast of Limón Company dancers and Atlanta community dancers, taught upper level technique classes at Emory, and taught at two local high schools and at Moving in the Spirit. Ann Vachon of the José Limón Dance Company gave the Emory Friends of Dance lecture. The company performed at Emory October 12-15, 2006.

Toronto Dance Theater
March 21-25, 2006

The Toronto Dance Theater taught master classes for upper level technique students, a master class for the community, and presented three performances of Sly Verb at Emory.

Urban Bush Women
Fall 2004; performed February 5-6, 2005

During a three week residency, Urban Bush Women set work on the Emory Dance Company, taught upper level technique classes, and taught some classes at local high schools. They performed at Emory February 5-6, 2005.

Doug Varone and Dancers
Spring 2003; performed February 28-March 1, 2003

Doug Varone and Dancers set Bench Quartet on the Emory Dance Company, taught master classes for upper level technique classes, and performed February 28-March 1, 2003.