Calendar of Events for 2012-13
Modern Dance residency with Linda Lehovec August 29-30, 2012
Modern Dance residency with Jesse Zaritt September 2-14, 2012
Dance Auditions for Chelonia 2013 and the December Dance
Workshop 2012 September 15, 2012
December Dance Workshop Performance of student choreography December 7 & 8, 2012
Hip Hop Residency with Angeline Holmes January 20-26, 2013
Chelonia Dance Concert January 31-February 3, 2013
Linda will spend two days on campus teaching classes in modern dance technique. Linda Lehovec, associate professor in dance at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, holds a BFA degree from The Juilliard School and an MFA degree from the University of Illinois. She has performed in the works of contemporary choreographers Joe Goode, Ralph Lemon, Stephen Koester, Bill Young, Sara Hook / David Parker, and Tere O’Connor. Her choreography has been presented in California, Illinois, Florida, Georgia, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada and Korea. Linda has been awarded two fellowships in choreography from the Illinois Arts Council and recently completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training through the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. Linda directs the BFA program for Dance at Illinois in addition to teaching ballet, modern dance technique and yoga.
Jesse will spend two weeks on campus teaching classes in modern dance technique and will choreograph a new work for our students to perform in Chelonia 2013. Jesse Zaritt received an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ The American Dance Festival (2008). Jesse has recently taught at the University of the Arts (PA), the American Dance Festival (NC), Hollins University (VA), Pomona College (CA), and the University of the Americas Puebla (Mexico) as well as at festivals in Japan, Korea, and Russia. He has performed his solo work in Russia, Korea, Germany, New York, Japan, Mexico and Israel. His solo ‘Binding’ is the recipient of three 2010 New York Innovative Theater Awards: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Solo Performance, and Outstanding Performance Art Production. From September 2008 through June 2011, he was an artist in residence at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan as part of LABA, a laboratory for new Jewish culture. He has created choreography for the Seminar HaKibbutzim College and the Acco Theater Festival (Israel). Jesse was the recipient of a 2006-2007 Dorot Fellowship in Israel which enabled him to study the relationship between political conflict and choreography. Jesse was a performer with the Shen Wei Dance Arts Company (NYC/2001-2006), and the Inbal Pinto Dance Company (Tel Aviv/2008). He currently dances in the work of Faye Driscoll and Netta Yerushalmy. Jesse graduated Cum Laude in 2000 from Pomona College (CA).
Chelonia is Beloit College's student dance company. Dancers in Chelonia perform student choreographed works as well as faculty and guest artist pieces.
Chelonia Auditions will be on Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m. in the Hendricks Center for the Arts Dance Studio 1. Dancers should be warmed up and ready to dance by 1 p.m.
Dancers who are cast will be performing in the December Workshop Performance on December 7 and 8, 2012 well as the Chelonia Dance Concert on January 31-February 3, 2013.
Every December student choreographers offer a free dance concert in the Laura Aldrich Neese Theater. This is a showcase of student choreography from the fall semester.
Angeline will spend a week on campus teaching classes in hip hop dance as well as offering workshops and lessons in Alexander Technique. She will also give a lecture on the role of hip hop in dance history. Angeline L. Holmes, BFA graduate in Dance ’98 - University of Illinois andan MFA in Dance ’09 – University of Illinois, is also a certified teacher in the Alexander Technique – trained by Alex and Joan Murray. She has been an instructor for Modern Dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop Improvisation at the University of Illinois and the Springer Cultural Arts Center in Champaign, IL. She has appeared in over 20 productions at the St. Louis Muny Opera - often as a featured dancer. Favorite roles include “Topsy” in The King and I, and Martha Cox in “High School Musical”. In addition to her love for dancing, Holmes has many other interests, which have led her to appear on TV shows such as NBC’s “American Dreams”, Disney’s “Even Stevens”, and numerous TV commercials. Interested in working with large casts, her MFA thesis work included 37 dancers and was performed at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in March 2009. Concert Dance performance credits include Dr. Cynthia Oliver’s “Whisper to Shout”, Renée Wadleigh’s “Split Second”, and Rebecca Nettl-Fiol’s “Paper Song” and her very own thesis work “Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It.” She most recently danced in a new work by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol “In the String Room” with original score by Toby Twining at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts. Holmes currently resides in Los Angeles where she teaches the Alexander Technique and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild.
January 31- February 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. | Matinee on February 3 at 2 p.m. | For ticket information call (608)363-2755
The Chelonia Dance Concert is Beloit College's annual mainstage dance performance. It includes student, faculty and guest artist choreography. It is an eclectic blend of dance styles and always has something for everyone!
This year we will travel to the University of Minnesota, Mankato for the North Central Region Conference.
Every year Beloit dance students and faculty travel to the American College Dance Festival Association's regional conference. Past conferences have been in various cities in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. At the conference students and faculty attend classes for 4 days and perform in adjudicated concerts as well as informal performances.
Dances choreographed by Beloit College students and faculty have been repeatedly selected for the gala concert at the end of the conference. In 2011 Closure, choreographed by Beloit dance major Joey Hernandez, was selected for the gala at St Olaf College. In 2004 Get in the Ring, choreographed by Beloit senior Allisa-Zee Hartmann, was also chosen as an alternate for the national conference. Faculty choreographer Chris Johnson had her pieces, Held/Accountable (2005) and Holding Patterns (2003) selected for the gala and in 2001 Sunken Flight, choreographed by Beloit senior Heather Budd '01, was selected from over 50 works to be performed in the gala performance at the Krannert Center.
Every spring students self-produce a variety of dance performances in the new spaces of the Hendricks Center for the Arts. These performances range from avant garde reinterpretations of classic pieces like the Cinder Ella ballet, to evening length works presented as thesis pieces by dance majors, to a potpourri of student and faculty choreographed dances for an evening of revelry.