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Postcard Image for Dance Masters 2018Chapman University kicks off the new year with our inaugural “Dance Masters at Chapman” weekend February 16-18, 2018.

Join legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor and Clifford Williams for an intimate performance featuring these luminaries on Friday night, a day of thrilling master classes Saturday and a closing class and showing of select Chapman student work for feedback from the masters on Sunday.

View the full schedule here. 

+ - Artist Biographies

Headshot of Dwight RhodenDwight Rhoden is the founding Artistic Director/resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a leading dance company known for its multicultural, cutting-edge, and courageous programming. His work has been presented on five continents in over 20 countries, appearing in prestigious theatres across the globe, including The Joyce Theatre, The Marinsky Theater, BAM and Cairo Opera House, to name a few. Rhoden was principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has earned distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day.”

Headshot of Ido TadmorIdo Tadmor is an internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer who has performed with legendary dance companies such as Bat Dor, Batsheva, Lar Luvovitch, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company and the Bolshoi Ballet. He was the 2011 winner of the highly respected Landau Prize in Israel for life achievement, and has toured numerous countries serving as Israel's "Ambassador of Dance” for more than three decades. Tadmor was recently named a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University.

 

 

Headshot of Clifford Williams

Clifford Williams has performed with renowned companies such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and with Nacho Duato's Compañia Nacional De Danza. He has also partnered with Misty Copeland. As artist-in-residence at Complexions he has assisted Dwight Rhoden on numerous projects including setting ballets for many prestigious American ballet companies, serving as assistant director and choreographer for the television show So You Think You Can Dance and teaching Rhoden repertory to the Ailey School and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Williams is certified in teaching the official Contemporary Ballet technique of Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

+ - Schedule of Events

A dancer performs a dramatic layoutFriday, February 16, 2018

On Friday, February 16, 2018 join legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor and Clifford Williams for an intimate performance featuring these luminaries.

The performance includes highlights of Dwight Rhoden’s repertory in a lecture demonstration format, a solo to live music performed by Ido Tadmor and a solo danced by Clifford Williams. Please join us for an artist’s talk back after the show!

Location: Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall
Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets:
Free

 

Dancer jumping onstageSaturday, February 17, 2018

Dancers, join us for a day of thrilling master classes on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in Partridge Dance Center. Note: Dancers must take all 3 classes from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is pre-registration only. Tickets for the masterclasses will not be sold at the door and must be reserved in advance.

Location: Partridge Dance Center
Times: 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tickets:
Admission is free however registration is required.

TIME

Partridge Dance Center

 

 

11:30–12:00 p.m.

Registration Check-in  

 

 

 

Studio 107

Annex Studio

Studio 108

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #1

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #2

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #3

1:40–3:00 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #3

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #1

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #2

3:10–4:30 p.m.

Chapman Dancers with Artist #2

Alumni/Older Adults/ Chapman Community with Artist #3

High School Junior & Senior dancers with Artist #1

4:30 p.m.

Group Wrap-up

 

 


Exterior photo of Partridge Dance CenterSunday, February 18, 2018

The final day of the Dance Masters weekend begins with a master class taught by Ido Tadmor followed by a showing of select student work for feedback from our legendary guests.

Location: Partridge Dance Center
Times:
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Closing Class
12-1:30 p.m. - Feedback Session

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Location

The Department of Dance at Chapman University is located in the city of Orange just steps away from the Orange Plaza Historic District and minutes from many world class hotspots.

Learn more about the Department of Dance.