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21St ANNUAL BILL EVANS TEACHERS INSTITUTE (BETI NORTHEAST)

When:
Thursday, July 04, 2019 to Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Where:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva , NY  
Category:
Workshop
Registration is required

The Evans Somatic Dance Institute announces (as part of the 43rd annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance) the
21st ANNUAL BILL EVANS TEACHERS INSTITUTE (BETI NORTHEAST), July 4 – 9, 2019
“Somatic-Based, Student-Centered Dance Technique, Creative Processes and Pedagogy”
(Integrating principles and practices of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System)

Bill Evans, Founder and Director; Cynthia Williams, Coordinator

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

For Established and Emerging Dance Educators (and younger dancers interested in a somatic-based, student-centered intensive workshop)

Schedule subject to modification.

Thursday 7/4

Friday 7/5

Saturday 7/6

Sunday 7/7

Monday 7/8

Tuesday 7/9

Wednesday 7/10

 

12:00 – 6:00 pm

Check-In

 

8:45-10:15

BETI
Pedagogy
Bill Evans

8:45-10:15

BETI
Pedagogy

Bill Evans

8:45-10:15

BETI
Pedagogy
Bill Evans

8:45-10:15

BETI
Pedagogy
Bill Evans

8:45-10:15

BETI
Pedagogy
Bill Evans

 

9-noon

and

1:30 – 4:30

2-3:30
Somatic Tap

Bill Evans

10:30-12:15

Evans Technique

Heather Acomb or
Don Halquist

10:30-12:15

Evans Technique
Heather Acomb or

Don Halquist

10:30-12:15

Evans

Technique
Courtney World

10:30-12:15

Evans

Technique

Courtney World

10:30-12:15

Evans Technique

Jenny Showalter or

Missy Pfohl Smith

Pre-Conference Workshops

4-5:30

Evans Technique

Bill Evans

1:30-3:00

Creative

Process

Missy Pfohl Smith

1:30-3:00

Creative

Process

Courtney World

1:30-3:00

Creative

Process
Cynthia Williams

1:30-3:00

Creative Process
Suzie Lundgren or
Clarence Brooks

1:30-3:00

Creative

Process

Cadence Whittier

(for those attending the 7thannual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival)

7-9 pm

Repertory

Workshop

Bill Evans

or

7:00-8:30 pm

Feldenkrais

Suzie Lundgren

3:15-5:15

Repertory Workshop

Bill Evans

3:15-5:15

Repertory

Workshop

Bill Evans

3:15-5:15

Repertory Workshop

Bill Evans

3:15-5:15

Repertory Workshop

Bill Evans

3:15-5:15

Repertory

Workshop

Bill Evans

7:00-8:30 pm

Feldenkrais

Suzie Lundgren

or

Cert Candidate

Technique Presentation

7:00-8:30 pm

Feldenkrais

Suzie Lundgren

or

Cert Candidate

Technique

Class

7:00-8:30 pm

Feldenkrais

Suzie Lundgren

or

Cert Candidate

Technique

Presentation

7:00-8:30 pm

Feldenkrais

Suzie Lundgren

or

Cert Candidate

Technique

Class

7:30 pm
Movement Choir

Outdoor
Performance

7:30 pm

Somatic Dance

Welcome

Concert

 

 

The Repertory Workshop, Feldenkrais, Cert Program sessions are optional. One will be considered fully enrolled by participating in the earlier three sessions each 
day, plus the July 4th classes if travel plans allow. The Repertory Workshop will culminate in a performance of a new or reconstructed work in the opening concert of the 7th 
annual Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival on July 10 at 7:30 pm.  Those unable to participate in all six sessions and the performance are encouraged to participate 
in the evening Feldenkrais course with Suzie Lundgren.

Moderately-priced housing and meals are available at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a beautiful campus near Seneca Lake.

 

We are excited to begin a new format for our 2019 BETI Northeast, in which three to five distinguished and experienced Certified Evans Teachers will share their approaches to Evans Technique from 10:45 to 12:15 and five CETs will share approaches to improvisation and composition from 1:30 to 3. In each instance, the teaching CETs will coordinate to create a cohesive course for BETI participants. We plan to invite additional Certified Evans Teachers to continue this format in 2020 and beyond.

Also, in 2019, Bill Evans will teach the BETI Pedagogy course himself. He has taught pedagogy courses at the University 
of New Mexico, the College at Brockport and Dean College over 25 years, but this will be the first summer in which he unpacks his 
pedagogical philosophy and practices for BETI participants.

2019 BETI NE Faculty:

  • Heather Acomb, MFA, CET, earned her MFA under Evans’ guidance and joined the Evans Dance Company; taught in several Bill Evans Dance Intensives; taught full-time at Wells College and part-time at SUNY Brockport, SUNY Geneseo and several other colleges
  • Clarence Brooks, MFA, CET, performed with the Evans Company and appeared as featured performer in the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival; renowned performer in several leading professional companies; director of dance at Florida Atlantic University.
  • Bill Evans, MFA, honorary DFA, CLMA, CMA, honorary RSME, founding director of the Bill Evans Dance Company and the Evans Summer Institute of Dance; emeritus professor at the University of New Mexico and SUNY Brockport; internationally-renowned choreographer and performer
  • Don Halquist, PhD, CET, jointed the Bill Evans Dance Company in 1985; has taught in Evans Summer Institute of Dance since 1988
  • Jenny Showalter, MFA, CET, earned her MFA under Evans’ guidance and joined the Evans Dance Company; assisted Evans in several summer dance intensives; former full-time teacher at Ball State University and adjunct at several colleges in New York, Arizona and Illinois
  • Missy Pfohl Smith, MFA, CET, performed with the Evans Dance Company; founder/director/choreography of BIODANCE dance company; director of dance and movement at the University of Rochester; former full-time teacher at SUNY Brockport and Hobart and William Smith
  • Cadence Whittier, MFA, CLMA, honorary CET, professor of dance at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and co-director of Integrated Movement Studies; author of Creative Ballet Teaching: Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer
  • Cynthia Williams MFA, CET, studied with Bill Evans since 1974; professor and chair of dance at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; co-director of the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival (2013-2019); coordinator of BETI NE (2015 -2019).
  • Courtney World, MFA, CET, earned her MFA under Evans’ guidance and joined the Evans Dance Company; performed with the Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble for 14 years; director of dance at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; performed with BIODANCE for several years

To register, visit: 
billevansdance.org 
or 
info@evanssomaticdance.org