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thesisWorks is the Department of Theatre & Dance's annual presentation of original choreography of MFA Dance Theatre candidates. This year will feature the work of choreographers Dina Apple and Emily Aust.
The Performances

Near Lifetimes
choreographed by Dina Apple
January 21 - 23, 2016
Theodore & Adele Shank Theatre

Foreground
choreography by Emily Aust
January 30 - February 1, 2016
IGPP Building (Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics),
Revelle Conference Room 4301, Scripps Coastal Reserve




For Near Lifetimes



FREE ADMISSION for Foreground

About the Choreographers

Dina Apple is a performer, improviser, creative collaborator, and dance maker who creates art in order to engage her curiosities about the world, herself, and other humans. She has performed and created dances throughout the United State, Europe, and Mexico with Leslie Seiters/little known dance theater, collaborative dance theater LIVE, somebodies dance theatre, Wallpaper Performance Co., Lux Boreal Danza Contemporanea, Funkanometry SD, Garage Contemporary Ballet, and SDSU’s University Dance Company, as well as in works by Eric Geiger, Kyle Sorensen, Karen Schaffman, Jess Humphrey, and Ash Eliza Smith, among others. In 2011, Dina co-founded Odd & Even (O&E), a collaborative ensemble that practices and performs group improvisation, searching for “what else is possible?” when artists of various disciplines interact. Comprised of dancers, musicians, and theater artists, O&E investigates movement, sound, and text in ways that blur the boundaries of each. Through her work with O&E, Dina has taken interest in the specificity of space and place, asking how the conditions for performance affect audience/performer interaction. Dina earned a BFA in Dance from San Diego State University and is currently a candidate for the MFA in Dance Theatre at the University of California, San Diego.

Emily Aust is currently an MFA candidate in Dance Theatre at the University of California San Diego. Her artistry is inspired by interdisciplinary collaboration, somatic ideologies, contact improvisation, teaching, theatricality and sensation based theories inside of physical technique. She is a founding member of the collaborative dance and music ensemble Odd and Even. Odd and Even has performed throughout San Diego county and surrounding areas as well as internationally in Mexico. In 2012 as part of an initiative to offer a public space for experimental performance practice, Odd and Even facilitated monthly improvisation workshops at Space 4 Art in San Diego’s East Village. In 2010 Emily received the Belkin Research scholarship for the project Correlations: Media and Dance. This project questioned the boundaries between mass media and it’s influences on cultural dance forms in San Diego County. In 2011 she received the Stewart Prize in choreography for the dance theatre work Three Minutes Later, a composition exploring performance relationships between written script and a physical choreography. In her work Emily seeks opportunities for artistic community.

The Dancers

Near Lifetimes
Dina Apple
The audience is also invited to be dancers in the piece.

Foreground
Emily Aust, Anne Gehman, Veronica Santiago
The Creative Team

For Near Lifetimes:
Choreographer - Dina Apple
Production Stage Managers - Hsiu-I Lu
Scenic Designer - Samantha Rojales
Lighting Designer - Gwickyoung Ko
Projection Designer - Jaymee Ngernwichit
Composer / Sound Designer - Kristopher Apple

For Foreground:
Choreographer - Emily Aust
Production Stage Managers - Amanda Nussbaum
Scenic Designer - Samantha Rojales
Lighting Designer - Gwickyoung Ko, Brandon Rosen
Sound Designer - Dylan Nielsen

Performance Dates & Times Parking & Location

For Near Lifetimes:

Located at: Theodore & Adele Shank Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays

http://theatre.ucsd.edu/places/parking.html

Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.

For Foreground:

Use Parking Lot P016




Near Lifetimes
Thu.

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Fri.

Fri.

Sat.

Sat.
Jan. 21

Jan. 21

Jan. 22

Jan. 22

Jan. 23

Jan. 23

7:30pm     OPENING

8:45pm

7:30pm


8:45pm

7:30pm

8:45pm     CLOSING
Foreground
Sat.

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.
Jan. 30

Jan. 30

Jan. 31

Feb. 1
6:00am     OPENING

4:30pm

4:30pm

4
:30pm     CLOSING
Tickets

   
For Near Lifetimes
                    FREE ADMISSION for Foreground

Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10


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