Journeys Before Waking at HSU

Multimedia dance performance at Humboldt State University explores meaning in the landscape of dreams: Gist Hall Theatre for five successive evenings at 7:30 pm (NOTE NEW EARLIER TIME!) from Tuesday, September 26, through Saturday, September 30, with a 2 pm. matinee on Sunday Oct. 1. Tickets $10, $8 student/senior, free to HSU students for limited Gist Hall seating. 826-3928. A production of HSU Dept. of Theatre, Film & Dance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More on the Choreographers

Jandy Bergmann

Jandy Bergmann has been teaching in the dance program at HSU for six years and has choreographed numerous dances for HSU’s Dance Theater Productions.

Jandy created and pioneered, Body Works, one of the dance program’s most popular courses. She also teaches part-time at College of the Redwoods, HealthSport, and periodically at the Dancenter and elsewhere in the community. Jandy earned her M.F.A. in Dance at Mills College in Oakland, CA. and her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Jandy is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and maintains a practice in Arcata. She balances the time she spends teaching with forays to the San Francisco bay area, playing with her horse and two burros, swimming, gardening, and enjoying her many siblings who live in the area. On Saturday mornings, Jandy is often found at the farmers market assisting her husband, Bob, at his enchanting flower stand.

Sharon Butcher

Sharon Butcher teaches dance courses for the Department of Theatre, Film, and Dance and serves as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Dance Studies major. She has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado in Boulder . She trained intensively with Erick Hawkins and danced professionally with Kei Takei's Moving Earth in New York .

Sharon enjoys creating cross-disciplinary works that blend actors, visual artists, poets, musicians and modern dancers . Her choreography has been performed in the United States , England , Scotland and Spain . She has been an artist in residence and/or guest teacher for Estada International de Dansa, Banyoles, Spain; Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester VA; North Coast Dance, Eureka; The Dance Place, Washington DC; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; University of West Virginia, Morgantown; University of Maryland at College Park; University of Florida, Gainesville; and the American College Dance Festival's National Conference.

Sharon has received choreographic and production grants from various universities and art councils in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and California. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for for the American College Dance Festival Association.


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