Calendar of Events for 2016-17
Dance Auditions for Chelonia 2017 and December Dance Workshop 2016
September 4, 2016
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 Sunday, September 4 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 2 and 3, 2016 well as the Chelonia Dance Concert on February 2-5, 2017
Modern Dance Residency with Katy Pyle and Ballez
October 24 - November 5, 2016
During the 2-week residency, Katy will hold open Adult Ballez classes for the entire campus community, as well as teaching scheduled dance classes within TDMS. Ms. Pyle will be workshopping material with Beloit students and will be creating a work to be performed in Chelonia 2017. More about Katy Pyle and her work is available on the guest artist page.
December Dance Workshop Performance of student choreography
7:30 p.m., December 2 & 3, 2016, Neese Theater
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. Admission is free!
Chelonia Dance Concert
February 2-5, 2017
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!
American College Dance Association (ACDA) Conference
Every year Beloit dance students and faculty travel to the American College Dance Association's regional conference. Past conferences (link this to the dance webpage section about ACDA) have been in various cities in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. At the conference students and faculty attend classes and performances 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 2016 Faux Fur choreographed by dance faculty Gina T’ai was selected for the gala and was also chosen as an alternate for the national conference. Physical Manifestations of Assent (2015) choreographed by Dance Professor Chris Johnson was selected for the gala at Iowa State University in Ames. In 2013 The Walls It Embraces, choreographed by Beloit dance major Mia Alcorn was selected for the gala at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. In 2011 Closure, choreographed by Beloit dance major Joey Hernandez, was selected for the gala at St Olaf College. Faculty choreographer Chris Johnson had her piece, Held/Accountable (2005) selected for the gala at Iowa State University in Ames. In 2004 Get in the Ring, choreographed by Beloit senior Allisa-Zee Hartmann, was also chosen as an alternate for the national conference. In 2003 Dance Professor Chris Johnson had her piece and Holding Patterns selected for the gala at U of WI in Madison and in 2001 Sunken Flight, choreographed by senior dance major Heather Budd was selected to be performed in the gala performance at the Krannert Center at U of IL in Urbana-Champaign.
Student Produced Shows
Every spring students self-produce a variety of dance performances in the new spaces of the Hendricks Center for the Arts as well as site specific work in places all over campus and the community such as the Wright Museum of Art, the Poetry Garden, the Center for the Sciences Garden and Atrium and the Water Tower Park. 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.