Summer Dance Workshop open to males and females ages 16-25
5/6/2005 1:32:07 PM
LYNCHBURG— Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will host a six-day residential dance workshop taught by the Pilobolus Institute June 19-24. The workshop is open to males and females between the ages of 16 and 25. Some older students may be accepted. Some dance background is encouraged.
Named after a fungus that grows on cow dung and propels itself many feet in the air, Pilobolus is one of the most innovative dance companies in the world today. Using a collaborative choreographic process and a unique weight-sharing approach, members of Pilobolus are able to combine art, humor, athletic strength and physics to create dance numbers unlike anything in traditional or modern dance.
The R-MWC Summer Dance Workshop will feature Pilobolus members conducting intensive classes in modern dance technique, improvisation, and weight sharing. The workshop repertory will draw on a mix of Pilobolus classics as well as works created during the workshop. Becky Jung, a Pilobolus member who will help lead the instruction, has Lynchburgties. Her mother is from Lynchburgand is a R-MWC alumna.
Students may commute or stay on campus during the workshop. The cost for the workshop is $375 for commuter students and $550 for residential students. The residential fee includes meals and lodging.
Registration is due by June 1.
Registration information is available on the web at www.rmwc.edu.
For more information on Pilobolus go to: http://www.pilobolus.com or http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/13/60minutes/main600129.shtml
CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of Communications