Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00
A new community workshop at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University allows students to train and dance with members of Pilobolus, an internationally renowned dance company, culminating in an on-stage performance in front of an audience.
“Performance PLUS!” will be held in the Hillwood Recital Hall on Friday, Feb. 4 at 6:45 p.m. and will feature the student performers enrolled in the Pilobolus Institute’s Community Workshop program.
Led by Renee Jaworski, dancer and associate artistic director at Pilobolus, as well as dance artists in residence at Pilobolus, through seven sessions, students will learn to use movement as a medium to explore elements of collaboration, decision-making, leadership and followership – the basic elements of everyday community life.
Students do not need to have previous dance experience. Classes begin Jan. 19 and run through Feb. 3. Tuition is $200 and includes a ticket to the Pilobolus performance on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
Throughout the month of Jan., there will be many opportunities to learn from the dancers at Pilobolus, including a two-session interactive lecture demonstration at C.W. Post’s Hutton House Lectures that explores the creativity of dance; leadership workshops for C.W. Post arts management students, athletes and dance students; as well as in-school workshops for students from Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, Walt Whitman High School in Huntington, and Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville.
These programs are sponsored by the School of Continuing Education, Hutton House Lectures and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, all of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.
For more information or to register, call C.W. Post Continuing Education at 299-2236.