2016 BFA Senior Showcase at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts!

Join us to celebrate the Class of 2016 in a spectacular evening length performance highlighting their four-year college journey with the LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican. Do not miss the daring and exhilarating dancing of the next generation of emerging artists. Featuring choreography by Gregory Dawson, Sidra Bell, Arturo Fernandez, and Maurya Kerr. This performance also features the second-year students of the LINES Ballet Training Program with choreography by Erik Wagner.

Want to get to know the dancers? Check out the insights of the Class of 2016 on their Senior Projects! 

2016 BFA Senior Showcase
April 26 at 7:30pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
General Admission: $25.00
Student or Dominican ID: $10.00
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2016 BFA Spring Showcase

Visit us on campus at Dominican University of California for the 2016 BFA Spring Showcase! The show includes four world premieres featuring choreography by BFA Faculty, Gregory Dawson and Molly Rogers, and two guest artists, Amy Seiwert and Julia Stiefel. This performance series is also a part of the two day, annual Scholarly and Creative Works Conference, honoring undergraduate and graduate research and presentations. Come witness the creative buzz!

April 15 at 7:00pm
April 16 at 3:00pm
at Angelico Concert Hall,
Dominican University of California

General Admission: $10
Free with Dominican ID.
Tickets available at the door (cash only)

Want to know more about BFA Choreographers Molly Rogers and Gregory Dawson? Check out their bios below!

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Molly Rogers designed and implemented the inaugural dance history curriculum at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, where she serves on faculty teaching Critical Perspectives in Dance. Molly has worked as a lecturer in Dance at UC Irvine, as well as a guest speaker at St. Mary’s College, Sonoma State University, and Dominican University discussing the work of Alonzo King. Currently Staff Writer at LINES Ballet, her writing and interviews on dance and teaching have appeared in Dance Studio Life, Dance Teacher Magazine, and InDance.

f865d299ba03dec856156226f65b3760Gregory P. Dawson, former LINES Ballet dancer, received his BA from St. Mary’s College. In 2007, he formed dawsondancesf (ddsf) as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision. Shortly thereafter he created “which light in the sky is us” for Company C Contemporary Ballet (nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for choreography) and became the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School of the Arts’ Dance Department in Southern California. In the Fall of 2011, Dawson become the Artistic Director of Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver, Colorado (formerly David Taylor Dance), where the Denver Post named him “the best choreographer in Denver.” Soon after, Dawson received a CHIME grant, partnering him with choreographic mentor Elizabeth Streb for one year. In September 2013, dawsondancesf re-established its presence in San Francisco with the world premiere of “fabricca matterasso d’argento” at Zaccho Dance Theatre. Following this, Dawson created “birds eye view” (a collaboration with Richard Howell Quintet) for the 2014 Black Choreographer’s Festival, which received an Isadora Duncan Award in 2015. ddsf also presented “MONOCHROME” at the Ban7 Festival 2014 in San Francisco. In Fall of 2014, Dawson premiered “in this moment with Richard Howell”. The Zellerbach Foundation funded ddsf’s next premiere “intrinsic motion project.” In the Spring of 2015, ddsf premiered Intima produced by Al’myra Communication which collaborated with Ali Kaf (visuals) and Ashraf Kateb (music). dawsondancesf made its debut in New York City in the Fall of 2014 at Baruch College, with a return in September 25-27 of 2015. In the Summer of 2015, ddsf completed the 5th week residency at CSSSA’s summer intensive at Cal Arts where Dawson is assistant to the Chair. Dawson currently teaches and choreographs for all the LINES Ballet Education Programs.

Video by Andy Mogg
Cover photo by Steve Disenhof

Written by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is comprised of an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company, three education programs that serve pre-professional dancers, and a dance center that provides adult drop-in classes for all levels. The LINES Ballet mission is to nurture dynamic artistry and the development of authentic creative expression in dance, through collaboration, performance, and education.

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