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Upcoming Dance Events

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fall Dance Concert

Featuring choroegrapy by

Kayla Bobalek
Maddie Hopfield
Savannah Lyons-Anthony
Leigh Taylor
Joanna Warren
Anna Witenberg

Choreography in partial fulfillment of the requirements for acceptance into Bard College Dance Program.

Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 25, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 26 at 4pmTheater Two, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Free, reservations required; Box office 845-758-7900

Friday, December 12, 2014 – Sunday, December 14, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

December 12–14, 7:30 pm
December 14, 2:00 pmTheater Two, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Free, reservations required; Box office 845-758-7900

Friday, March 6, 2015 – Sunday, March 8, 2015

March Dance Concert, Spring 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015 – Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Faculty Dance Concert

Friday, May 8, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015

Senior Dance Concert


In the Bard College Dance Program we see the pursuit of artistry and intellect as a single endeavor. We believe that the study of dance is a cognitive act demanding both physical practice and academic exploration. We focus on dance and choreography as performing art with an interdisciplinary scope. Students are exposed to areas of inquiry that represent the broader context in which the art form exists, in and outside of the arts. We expect students to take risks–risks that call on their participation as citizens of the world and cultivate their perceptive sensibilities. We foster the discovery of a dance vocabulary that is meaningful to the dancer/choreographer and essential to his or her creative ambitions. This discovery leads to the cultivation of original choices–choices informed by a full exploration of a student’s surroundings, choices that find expression in new and dynamic ways. We prepare dancers for the versatility and integration necessary to face the questions: Where will dance go next? What will the next dance revolution look like, and where will it come from? We believe that serious inquiry in all areas of the liberal arts is critical to the development of the whole person and to the success of our future artists.

Bill T. Jones Talks about A Rite at Bard SummerScape

Bill T. Jones, executive artistic director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, talks about the significance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and A Rite. The latter is a new work created in collaboration with SITI Company, which premiered at Bard SummerScape in July 2013. Bill T. Jones and his company are in residence at the College.

Why I Chose Bard

"Essentially through making dance a central part of my life here, I have found a new frame of mind to enter academics and the rest of my interests in life, using this daily physical and creative practice to ground my energy and focus it on a multitude of ideas both inside and outside the studio." —Dance Major, 2014

“What I knew was that any academic pursuit was going to be integral to my growth and evolution as an artist. I decided on philosophy as my second major, and I think they fit together beautifully and they're inseparable. ... One makes me better at the other." —Dance/Philosophy Major Samuel Pratt '14

Live Arts On Campus Day 2012

Live Arts on Campus Day is one of the many activities that occur each semester as part of the partnership between the Bard College Dance Program and New York Live Arts / Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

New York Live Arts/Bard College Partnership from New York Live Arts on Vimeo.

Video created by Ayana Enomoto-Hurst, Bard '12, with music by Dean Sharp.