>>>Pre-Performance Lecture: “You GET This: Guidelines for watching contemporary dance”
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Show Times:

February 7, 2020 • 5:45 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

5:45 – 6:30PM

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LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Do you shy away from contemporary dance out of fear of “not getting it”? Annie Kloppenberg, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College, will join us for a Pre-Performance Lecture to discuss the language of dance, how dance artists work, and how dances develop their meaning(s). She will help identify some practical strategies for watching—and understanding—contemporary dance with an emphasis on the MOMIX performance. Annie is described as “a choreographer of nuances” by the Boston Globe, and “a fierce, yet coy force of energy–contained or unleashed” by ThINKing Dance, and is an active choreographer, performer, and scholar.

ABOUT ANNIE KLOPPENBERG

Annie Kloppenberg is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College. Described as “a choreographer of nuances” by the Boston Globe, and “a fierce, yet coy force of energy–contained or unleashed” by ThINKing Dance, she is an active choreographer, performer, and scholar whose current research focuses on spontaneity and pedagogies of choreography. Her latest essay, Imperfect Unity and Productive Frictions: Ethics and Aesthetics of Play in Dance Improvisation, is forthcoming in an edited volume considering the Aesthetics of Imperfection.

The pre-performance lecture takes place at the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall.

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.842.0800
Website:
http://portlandmaine.gov/574/Merrill-Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).