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winterWORKS 2018

an undergraduate dance performance

directed by Yolande Snaith and Alison D. Smith

choreographed by
Yolande Snaith, Grace Jun, and Alison D. Smith

Show dates:   March 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30pm

Mandell Weiss Theatre

About the Play

Original works by choreographers demonstrating the creativity and technique that emerge within and through the body in mastering the art of dance. 

About the Director

Yolande Snaith’s choreographic and performing career spans thirty years. Her range of artistic engagement is broad, from solo performance work to group choreography and dance theatre, choreographic commissions and improvisation ensemble practice. Her work has been presented internationally in more fifteen countries, and she has created several dance films in collaboration with renowned film directors. Yolande has been commissioned to choreograph works for dance, theatre and opera companies internationally.

Alison D. Smith is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®, movement educator, dancer, and lecturer in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of California, San Diego, where she has been teaching since 2004. She holds a BA in Anthropology from UC San Diego, a MFA in Dance from UCI, and a yoga certification from White Lotus in Santa Barbara. Her multiple roles as an artist, teacher, wife, yogini, avid surfer, and mother of two young children inform her passion and zealous research in all movement. Smith's teaching and artistic work is influenced by a merging of her early conservatory classical ballet training at the San Francisco and Pacific Northwest Ballet schools, and her present contemporary movement investigations in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, improvisation, trance dance, and yoga.
Smith began dancing on the Central Oregon Coast with Nancy Mittleman- Merkens and has had the pleasure of a life full of movement. Her dancing path has been illuminated by her experiences with The Eugene Ballet Company, Ballet Pacifica, Stephanie Gilliand, eight years working with Jean Isaacs and San Diego Dance Theatre, Margaret Marshall, Christopher Pilafian, Joe Goode, Anna Halprin, Kim Epifano, Lisa Naugle, Donald McKayle, Risa Steinberg and the work of Jose Límon, Yolande Snaith, Allyson Green, Joe Alter, John Malashock, Shiva Rea, and the amazing faculty, guest artists, and students that pass through the studios of the dance building at UC San Diego.
Her choreography has been presented at UC San Diego, UC Irvine, San Diego State University, Palomar College, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater’s site-specific Trolley Dances, The 10th Ave. Theater, Sushi Performance and Visual Arts, The Electric Lodge in Venice, Dance Camera West Festival (Los Angeles); Colorado College Dance Festival (CO); Frederick Lowe Theater (NYU); Constanta Opera House (Romania); and CECUT (Mexico).

Director's Statement

coming soon

The Cast

The Creative Team

Director – Yolande Snaith
Choreographers – Grace Jun, Alison Smith
Production Stage Manager – Ashley Martin
Assistant Stage Manager – Bryan Runion

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Mandell Weiss 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


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.



Mar. 15

Mar. 16

Mar. 17

7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available Tuesday-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

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

Theatre & Dance Faculty, Staff & Majors Only >>


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