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Postcard Image for Dance Masters 2018Chapman University kicks off the new year with our inaugural “Dance Masters at Chapman” weekend Jan 5-7, 2018.

Join legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor, and Clifford Williams for an intimate performance featuring these luminaries on Friday night, a day of thrilling master classes Saturday, and a closing class and showing of select Chapman student work for feedback from the masters on Sunday.

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+ - Artist Biographies

Headshot of Dwight RhodenDwight Rhoden is the founding Artistic Director/resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a leading dance company known for its multicultural, cutting-edge, and courageous programming.  His work has been presented on five continents in over 20 countries, appearing in prestigious theatres across the globe, including The Joyce Theatre, The Marinsky Theater, BAM, and Cairo Opera House, to name a few.  Rhoden was principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has earned distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day.”

Headshot of Ido TadmorIdo Tadmor is an internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer, who has performed with legendary dance companies such as Bat Dor, Batsheva, Lar Luvovitch, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, and the Bolshoi Ballet.  He was the 2011 winner of the highly respected Landau Prize in Israel for life achievement, and has toured numerous countries serving as Israel's "Ambassador of Dance” for more than three decades.  Tadmor was recently named a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.

 

 

Headshot of Clifford Williams

Clifford Williams has performed with renowned companies such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and with Nacho Duato's Compañia Nacional De Danza.  He has also partnered with Misty Copeland.  As artist-in-residence at Complexions he has assisted Dwight Rhoden on numerous projects including setting ballets for many prestigious American ballet companies, serving as assistant director and choreographer for the television show So You Think You Can Dance, and teaching Rhoden repertory to the Ailey School and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.   Williams is certified in teaching the official Contemporary Ballet technique of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

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A dancer performs a dramatic layoutFriday, January 5, 2018

On Friday, Jan 5, 2018 join legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor, and Clifford Williams for an intimate performance featuring these luminaries.

The performance includes highlights of Dwight Rhoden’s repertory in a lecture demonstration format, a solo to live music performed by Ido Tadmor, and a solo danced by Clifford Williams. Please join us for an artist’s talk back after the show!

Location: Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets:
$20 General Admission / $10 Chapman Alumni / Free to Chapman Students, Faculty and Staff
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Dancer jumping onstageSaturday, January 6, 2018

Dancers, join us for a day of thrilling master classes on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Partridge Dance Center.  The day concludes with a fun dance jam!  [NOTE: Dancers must take ALL THREE classes from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Dance Jam is optional.]

This event is pre-registration ONLY - tickets for the masterclasses will not be sold at the door and must be reserved in advance.

Location: Partridge Dance Center
Times: 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$50 General Public (Junior and Senior Intermediate to advanced level dancers only please) / $50 for Chapman Alumni and Industry Professionals / Free to Chapman Students, Faculty and Staff
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TIME

Partridge Dance Center

 

 

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Registration Check-in  

 

 

 

Studio 107

Annex Studio

Studio 108

11 – 11:15 a.m.

Group Welcome and Introductions

 

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #1

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #2

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #3

12:55 – 2:25 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #3

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #1

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #2

2:35 – 4:05 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #2

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #3

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #1

4:05 – 4:30 p.m.

Group Wrap-up

 

 

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

White Night Dance Jam with Ido Tadmor

 

 


Exterior photo of Partridge Dance CenterSunday, January 7, 2018

The final day of the Dance Masters weekend begins with a master class taught by Ido Tadmor, followed by a showing of select student work for feedback from our legendary guests.

Location: Partridge Dance Center
Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Closing Class / 12 - 1:30 p.m. - Feedback Session

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Location

The Department of Dance at Chapman University is located in the city of Orange just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District and minutes from many world class hotspots.

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