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Bill Evans’ Fall 2017 Calendar of Residencies, Performances and Master Classes:

BILL EVANS AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
CHOREOGRAPHIC/TEACHING RESIDENCY

Rochester, New York
September 7 - 12, 2017
Under the auspices of the Program of Dance and Movement, Mr. Evans will create a new work for U of R dance students, teach master classes in his dance technique and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies and conduct a pedagogy workshop for the U of R Dance and Movement Faculty. The new work will be performed informally in the fall and formally in the Spurrier Studio Theatre in December, 2017.
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BILL EVANS AT PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
CHOREOGRAPHY AND TEACHING

Providence, Rhode Island
September 15 – November18, 2017
Under the auspices of the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film, Mr. Evans will restage three sections from his iconic work Jukebox (choreographed for Repertory Dance Theatre in 1974) and teach master classes in vintage vernacular jazz and Evans Technique, for the Providence College Dance Company. Exceprts from Jukebox will be performed in the Blackfriars Dance Concert, November 17 and 7:30 and November 18 and 2 pm.
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BILL EVANS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY
MASTER CLASSES

Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, September 22, 2017, 5 to 7 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017, noon to 2 pm
Under the auspices of the Julie Adams Strandberg Fund for Dance at Brown, Mr. Evans will teach a master class in his Laban/Bartenieff-Based Dance Technique on Friday, September 22 and his unique style of blues tap on Saturday, December 2. Both classes will take place in the Ashamu Dance Studio, Ruth Simmons Quad. Free and open to the public.
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BILL EVANS WITH REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE
CHOREOGRAPHIC, TEACHING AND PERFORMING RESIDENCY
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 16 – November 18, 2017
Public performances November 16 - 18
At the invitation of Linda Smith, artistic director, Mr. Evans will re-stage five choreographic works: Alternating Current, Crippled Up Blues, For Betty, Suite Benny and Tin-Tal. These works will be performed in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center mainstage theatre on Wednesday, November 15 (children’s performances) and Thursday through Saturday, November 16 through 18 (evening public performances). In addition to the five company works, Mr. Evans will perform one of his signature tap/modern solos, Three Preludes, to music by George Gershwin. While in residence, Mr. Evans plans to teach RDT company class three days each week. Mr. Evans was a dancer and choreographer and one of three artistic coordinators for RDT from 1967 through 1974. He has returned often to choreograph (a total of 19 works), teach and/or perform over the years. He has served on RDT’s national advisory board for many years.
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RHYTHM TAP WORKSHOP
BILL EVANS AND DEBORAH ROBERTSON

Sugar Space Art Warehouse, 132 South 800 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 28, 2017, 9 am – 1 pm
Debby will teach beginning rhythm tap and Bill will teach both intermediate and advanced rhythm tap classes in this one-day workshop. Robertson was an Evans student at the University of Utah in the 70s, and the two have collaborated on choreography, performance and teaching several times in the past few years. This workshop is produced by RDT and Deborah Robertson.
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PEDAGOGY AND TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
RDT studio in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
November 4, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
Mr. Evans will share fundamental principles and teaching strategies of his Laban/Bartenieff-Based Dance Technique and Pedagogy. The workshop is designed for established and emerging teachers of dance technique and for college dance majors and other pre-professional dancers with an interest in teaching.
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BILL EVANS AT SNOW COLLEGE
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCY

Ephraim, Utah
November 18 - 22
Mr. Evans will create a new work for Snow College dance students.
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FACULTY DANCE CONCERT AT DEAN COLLEGE
NEW EVANS WORK

Franklin, Massachusetts
Mr. Evans will choreograph a new work for Kristina Berger and himself to Chronos and Kairos, a musical composition created and performed by pianist Greg Woodsbie. Evans and Woodsbie have collaborated several times during the past two years. Evans, Woodsbie and Berger shared performances in Providence and Franklin in June, 2017.
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BILL EVANS AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
CHOREOGRAPHIC AND TEACHING RESIDENCY
Salem, Massachusetts
December 7 – 10, 2017
Performances December 16 and 17
Mr. Evans will choreograph a new rhythm tap work for Salem State dance majors and teach master classes in rhythm tap and Evans Technique.
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42 nd ANNUAL BILL EVANS SUMMER INSTITUTE OF DANCE

New York State

20 th Annual
BILL EVANS TEACHERS INSTITUTE, Northeast
"Evans Somatic Dance"
Director: William Bill Evans, Coordinator: Cynthia Williams
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
July 4 – 10, 2018

Designed for Established and Emerging Dance Educators
including graduate dance students and undergraduate students in dance education program

(arriving on the afternoon of Tuesday July 3, and departing on the morning of July 11, if not staying for the Somatic Conference)

30 th Annual
BILL EVANS DANCERS INSTITUTE
"Preparing to Dance Forever"
Director: William Bill Evans, Coordinator: Cynthia Williams
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
July 4 – 10, 2018

Designed for college/university dance majors and
advanced students from performing arts high schools and professionally-oriented private studios
(arriving on the afternoon of Tuesday July 3, and departing on the morning of July 11, if not staying for the Somatic Conference)
Students enrolling in BEDI will receive a full tuition waiver for the Somatic Dance Conference that follows.

6 th Annual International
SOMATIC DANCE CONFERENCE
"Making the World a Better Place through Somatics, Science and Pedagogy"
Directors: William Bill Evans, Don Halquist and Cynthia Williams
Coordinator: Cynthia Williams

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
July 10 - 13, 2018

(arriving on the morning or afternoon of Tuesday, July 10, and departing on the morning of Sunday, July 14)
Call for proposals for lectures, movement sessions and choreography here by November 1, 2017


Washington State

20 th Annual
BILL EVANS TEACHERS INSTITUTE 2018, Northwest

"Evans Somatic Dance"
Director and Coordinator: William Bill Evans
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington
August 5 – 11, 2018

(arriving on Sunday, August 5, and departing on the morning of Saturday, August 11)
Track One—Established and Emerging Dance Educators
(including graduate dance students and undergraduate students in dance education program)
Track Two—Candidates for certification in BETI Pedagogy and/or Evans Technique and Certified Evans Teachers seeking re-certification
Enrollment Limited!

Complete 2018 details and registration forms and housing and meal information will be posted at billevansdance.org by approximately October 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 

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