‘Rutgers In New York’ to showcase dance students
Archived article from Mar 8, 2004
Mason Gross School of The Arts’ department of dance will be featured prominently in this year’s Rutgers In New York performance March 31 at 8 p.m. The performance—Rutgers Dance at the Kaye—will take place at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. It includes dances choreographed by faculty members John Evans, Randy James and Julia Ritter, along with alumnae Lisa Race and Cleo Mack, and guest choreographer David Parsons.
Tickets, $10 and $20, are available at The Kaye Playhouse box office at 68th Street and Lexington Ave. For more information, contact the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center at ext. 2-7511 or the Kaye Playhouse at (212)772-4448.
The dances include “Unsound Elegance,” with choreography by Michele Silk and music by Chopin. “Bathtub Trio for Three Women,” choreographed by guest choreographer Cleo Mack with music by Beethoven, combines delicate gestures and aggressive physicality to confront the voyeuristic tendencies of American culture. “Lower/Higher,” a work by guest choreographer Lisa Race with music by Chris Peck, portrays dancers attempting to find a physical language that distinguishes them from their oppressive environment.
The Rutgers in New York series, which began in 2001 with a performance at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, is the brainchild of George B. Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Stauffer’s vision was to add to the educational experience of Mason Gross students by providing them with professional exposure to the arts Mecca of the world, New York City. Every year the series takes one of the school’s four disciplines to a different performance venue in New York. Next year’s performance is slated at Carnegie Hall, featuring the Mason Gross department of music.