ROUND 1: Annual Graduate Dance Showing

Department of Dance
16th Annual Graduate Student Dance Showing

Round 1
An evening of new work by Experimental Choreography MFA students and Critical Dance Studies PhD students. Dance Works by Josie Bettman, Rainy Demerson, Olana Flynn, jemuel jr. b. garcia, Cristina M. Leyva, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

Coordinated by Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn, jemuel jr. b. garcia, Mallory Peterson

June 4, 2018
Monday, 8:00 P.M.
Dance Studio, ARTS 100

Free and open to the campus with RSVP
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

This performance includes adult themes.


La Selva Subterránea
Direction: Cristina M. Leyva
Performance + Choreographic Variations: Ran Tan, Gwen Benitez, Cristina Leyva
Textiles: Xiomara Forbez + Cristina Leyva
Music: Territory, The Blaze. El Alma y El Cuerpo, Bomba Estereo. Nature Sounds, Johnnie Lawson.
Story: Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Not So Long Ago...Not So Far Away...
Performance Exploration by Rainy Demerson
Conversations and music collected by Rainy Demerson and edited with Jeff Zahos
1. Girls talking on the train platform in Cape Town, South Africa
2. Lianne Loots, Debbie Turner, Emile Jansen, Sisifo Kweyama, and Lisa Wilson share a panel on decolonization in dance at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
3. Mkhuluwa performed live by The Soil in Grahamstown, South Africa

askal no more
Choreography and Musical Score: jemuel jr. b. garcia (kaeayo)
Dancers: Mykhail Lazo, Jonelle Mendoza, jemuel jr. b. garcia

Rumplestiltskin: a fancy pants dance
Choreographed by Josie Bettman in collaboration with the performers and collaborative consultation by Krista Palmer
Performed by Kendall Loyer, Laura Moran, Mallory Peterson, and Josie Bettman

Choreographed and performed by Olana Flynn (2018), in collaboration with Mariam Dingilian and Molly McBride (2012)
Original score by Jackie M (2012)

I am here
Choreographed and performed by Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

Information: (951) 827-3245
Photography by Olana Flynn


Monday, June 4, 2018 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Arts Building, Dance Studio, ARTS 100
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

Event Type

Arts, Dance


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students




Free and open to the campus

Dance, Art
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