Arts, Fine/Performing


Community Dance Social Features Latin Dance Workshops, Nov. 3

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The community is invited to “Cirque du Scarlet,” an evening of social dancing and Latin dance instruction in the College Avenue Gym on the New Brunswick Campus, Saturday, November 3. Music will be provided by Brian Nash, founding coach of the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team, which co-sponsors the event with Rutgers Recreation.

Dancers of all ages may attend the dance social, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, with or without a partner. The dance is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Recreation Instructional Program and the Rutgers Ballroom Dance Team.

Prior to the dance social, Nash will teach a 90-minute Salsa/Mambo and Rumba workshop for experienced dancers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the same time, Carmen Valverde, founder of the dance program at Rutgers Recreation, will teach basic steps of these dances for beginners. Prior experience is neither expected nor required for the basic workshop.


Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Teacher Workshop for Non-art Classroom

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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers offers a variety of workshops throughout the year to equip educators with the professional development opportunities needed to integrate art and aspects of the museum into the curriculum. This fall, the museum welcomes artist and educator Brian Bomeisler to lead the teacher workshop “Two Ways of Knowing: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” on Friday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop is based on the legendary 1979 book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” by Betty Edwards, which used the terms L-Mode and R-Mode to designate two ways of knowing and seeing: the verbal, analytic mode and the visual, perceptual mode, respectively.


Families Invited to Zimmerli Museum’s ‘Passport to Art’ Workshops

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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites families to travel the world of art through Passport to Art, a series of workshops that take place on select first Saturdays, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians enjoy quality time together, working side-by-side on exciting projects conducted by trained educators and artists.

On November 3, participants will explore the art of portraiture through the technique and style of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt and learn a variety of pastel techniques, allowing them to render their own portraits. December 1 celebrates the annual tradition of creating unique holiday greeting cards.  


American Ballet Theatre Opens Children’s Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts

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The Mason Gross Extension Division has partnered with the acclaimed American Ballet Theatre to open a satellite branch of their Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children’s Division on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

An open house for the program and for all Extension Division classes takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, and run through Jan. 19, 2013. All fall-semester ABT/JKO students receive $100 off registration. Registration is open now.

Barbara Bashaw, graduate director of the EdM program in Dance Education at Mason Gross, says the JKO school not only provides rigorous training; it exposes young dancers “to a vast repertoire of classics, internationally acclaimed performers as role models and the opportunity to become a part of ballet culture, not just ballet classes.”


Mason Gross Extension Division Slates Open House, Free Classes

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An open house for all Mason Gross Extension Division classes will take place Saturday, September 8; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Saturday, September 15, Learning opportunities are available for children and adults.

Classes include the new American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children's Division for ages 4 to 9+, the ART-haus Academy for visual artists, Suzuki violin, classical guitar and cello lessons, as well as the new Mason Gross Jazz Institute for Teens. Limited financial aid is available, as are Rutgers faculty/staff discounts.

For complete class descriptions and more information about 2012-2013 classes, look here.


An Award-Winning Year for Rutgers’ iTV Studio

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Rutgers’ iTV Studio, the fee-for-service video production unit of the Division of Continuing Studies and the university’s only professional broadcast facility, recently earned four DV Awards. This esteemed international digital video production competition recognizes outstanding creative and technical achievements.


iTV Studio was recognized in the 2011 DV Awards competition for:


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