Alumni

Dance at Illinois Alumni Weekend EventAlumni Weekend Event: November 9–12, 2018

Dance at Illinois is celebrating its 50th birthday of becoming a department in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and moving into the extraordinary Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Come celebrate with us! Connect with your classmates and Illinois faculty, join in panels and workshops to share your research/teaching/choreography, take classes and dance with other alumni and current students, see November Dance performances in the Colwell Playhouse, and attend lively receptions.

Alumni Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 9

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Masterclasses with Alumni

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Masterclass with Alumni

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Looking Back: History and Stories

3:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m.: Panels and Workshops

Saturday, November 10

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Masterclasses with Current Faculty

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Masterclasses with Current Faculty

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Showing of Work and Sharing of Current Research

4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Tour of Krannert Center Backstage

7:30 p.m.: November Dance Performance

9:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.: 50th Anniversary Reception

Sunday, November 11

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Masterclasses with Current Faculty

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Masterclasses with Current Faculty

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Technology

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Choreographic Process

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Workshop: Mediated Body

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Training the Next Generation of Dancers

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Workshop: Technology in Choreographic Process

8:00 p.m.: Champagne and Dessert Reception 

Monday, November 12

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Masterclasses with Alumni

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Masterclasses with Alumni

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Choreographic Process

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Art Healing: Making, Doing, Being

Registration

The $40 registration fee includes access to all workshops, panels, and receptions; a Dance at Illinois t-shirt; and a ticket to Saturday night's performance of November Dance. Please register by September 1, 2018.

Lodging

We have reserved hotel room blocks at discounted rates at the following hotels:

 

Hampton Inn Champaign-Urbana

Distance from Krannert Center: 0.6 miles, easy walk

217/337-1100

1200 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL, 61801

Double queen: $259.00 (sleeps 4)

King with sleeper sofa: $259.00 (sleeps 4)

Free parking, free breakfast, free wifi, pool, and gym.

The above rates are subject to the appropriate Urbana taxes, which are currently 7% occupancy tax and 6% city tax.

Reservations must be made by October 10, 2018

 

I Hotel

Distance from Krannert Center: 1.7 miles

217/819-5000

1900 S. First St., Champaign, IL 61820

Deluxe double queen: $149.00 (sleeps 4)

Deluxe king: $149.00 (sleeps 2)

Free parking, free wifi, gym, and on-site restaurant.

The above rates are subject to the appropriate Champaign taxes, which are currently 7% occupancy tax and 6% city tax.

Reservations must be made by October 9, 2018.

Video Sharing

Any alum interested in sharing a recent work with other alums may do so through the Wadleigh Digital Library site by sending a link to a downloadable work to Renée Wadleigh (wadleigh@illinois.edu) or by contacting her with a request to share a folder on DropBox, where your video can be shared and transferred to the library. Renée will be receiving works from July 1 to August 15, 2018, only.

50th YEAR, an alumni video category at the digital library site, will be available to all alumni for viewing shared works starting September 1, 2018.

To access the Wadleigh Digital Library, go to http://reneewadleigh.com/

Password to 50th YEAR category: Year50

For questions regarding Dance at Illinois' Alumni Weekend, please contact Linda Lehovec (lehovec@illinois.edu).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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