UCR Dance. Spring Forward 2020 by UCR Dance-Making Students

UCR Department of Dance 

Spring Forward 2020
Dancing Rituals Alone & Together During Uncertain Times

By UCR Dance-Making Students
crystal sepúlveda, Artistic Director

Dance-Makers include: Alexis Vergara • Ana Garcia • Caitlin Rivenbark • Cecilia Slongo • Christine Chapman • Damian Homer-Goltz • Danae Gardea • Danniel Monroy • Edward Legaspi • Itztli- Xochitl Arteaga • Jacqueline Ann Bulger • Jennifer Siciliano • Jessica Espinoza • Josh Dunlap • Landon Higgs • Malia Gardner • Marina Joseph • Monet Flores • Monica Wicks • Nohely Gomez • Saeli Morales • Sara Kvavilashvili • Shawn Leuk • Xaire Patrick • Sylvia Zhai

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JUNE 1, 3, & 5, 2020

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. Register in advance.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

DAY 1: JUNE 1, Monday, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

DAY 2: JUNE 3, Wednesday,  11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

DAY 3: JUNE 5, Friday, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Using a digital platform, UCR student choreographers confront shelter-at-home and ‘physical-distancing’ mandates during a global pandemic as they create partnered-solo work exploring notions of ritual alone, together. What rituals have helped us navigate crisis before? Can practicing self-care enact ritual? Howdo rituals ignite collectivity, inclusive spaces, or everyday personal habits? Rituals are transformative, healing, spiritual, secular. Can rituals also manifest oppression, liberation, exist continuously, abruptly?

Rituals come to us in dreams, while breathing, in stillness, seasonally, energetically, through the unfamiliar, in isolation, from words of affirmation, in moments of becoming, and honoring our ancestors.

Rituals are our intentions in repetition. For nine weeks, dance-makers enrolled in DNCE115G: Dance-Making, Dance as Ritual have thought and moved through these questions as an avenue to locate what ritual means to them during uncertain times.

Information: dance@ucr.edu   dance.ucr.edu

Find the 2019-2020 Season here

Friday, June 5 at 11:00am to 12:50pm

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Arts, Dance


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