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Upcoming Dance Events

Friday, April 25, 2014 – Sunday, April 27, 2014

Faculty Dance Concert

Featuring choreography by

Jean Churchill
Leah Cox
Peggy Florin
Bill T. Jones
Amii LeGendre
Aileen Passloff
Maria Simpson


April 25 and 26 at 7:30pm
April 27 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Tickets $15, free for the Bard community. Reservations required.
Box office: 845-758-7900.

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Faculty Dance Concert

A dynamic evening of choreography by the extraordinary faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Faculty Dance Concert

A dynamic evening of choreography by the extraordinary faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Faculty Dance Concert

A dynamic evening of choreography by the extraordinary faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Faculty Dance Concert

A dynamic evening of choreography by the extraordinary faculty of the Bard College Dance Program, performed by students in the program.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

An evening of Senior Projects in dance, this concert represents a culmination of four years of work by the graduating seniors in the Bard Dance Program. 
Friday, May 9, 2014 – Sunday, May 11, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

An evening of Senior Projects in dance, this concert represents a culmination of four years of work by the graduating seniors in the Bard Dance Program.

May 9 and 10 at 7:30pm
May 11 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Free for the Bard community. Reservations required.

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

An evening of Senior Projects in dance, this concert represents a culmination of four years of work by the graduating seniors in the Bard Dance Program. 
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

An evening of Senior Projects in dance, this concert represents a culmination of four years of work by the graduating seniors in the Bard Dance Program. 
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Senior Dance Concert

An evening of Senior Projects in dance, this concert represents a culmination of four years of work by the graduating seniors in the Bard Dance Program. 

Welcome

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.