Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati, Artistic Directors. Come experience the excitement and learn about other cultures through performances by SMC dancers showcasing world dance styles—including West African, Flamenco, Ballet, Asian, French Neoclassical, Mexican Folklórico, Salsa, and more! Please see
www.smc.edu/dance for details.
Sat, December 10 | 4 & 7:30pm | $20/$18
Sun, December 11 | 7:30pm | $20/$18
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center
You are invited to attend and participate in our exciting FREE series of lectures and master classes featuring experts in the field of dance. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates
) and SMC Dance Department. Please see www.smc.edu/dance
or call (310) 434-3467
for more information. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early.
Known as the “jazz dance specialist,” California State University Long Beach Dance Department Chair Andrew Vaca—a dancer and award-winning dance team choreographer—will explore Modern Jazz dance technique in a class that focuses on the use of rhythm, dynamics, space, and energy, as well as creative self expression. Wear comfortable clothing.
Thu, September 29 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 104
Jackie Lopez—co-founder, co-artistic director, and choreographer of Versa-Style Dance Company and Versa-Style Next Generation, as well as adjunct lecturer at the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, Director of the UCLA Summer Dance/Performing Arts Intensive for high school students, and Executive Director for The Flourish Foundation—will lead a class in hip-hop social dances from the early 90s to the modern era, and show you how to add some flavor to your freestyle! Wear comfortable clothing.
Thu, October 27 | 12:30pm | Free | Gym 104
Renowned dancer and teacher Marie-France Levesque—who is currently on the dance faculty at the prestigious Viewpoint School in Calabasas, has been a teacher for the Sunday Intensives for the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and has worked and performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Agnes De Mille, Twlya Tharp, and other master dancers and choreographers—will lead a class in Classical Ballet that explores her unique style and approach rooted in a strong classical base. Please note: This master class is designed for the students at the advanced level of ballet technique.
Wed, November 16 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 104
Tribute to Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds,
Donald O’Connor, and Stanley Donen
& Screening of Film Singin’ in the Rain
Join us for a screening of the classic film about the on- and off-screen lives of two dancing film stars. Year released: 1952. Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin and SMC Dance Department chair Judith Douglas will moderate an audience discussion following the screening. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates) and SMC Dance Department (www.smc.edu/dance).
Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis.
Sat, October 15 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165