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Celebrating our Constellation – UCR | Department of Dance

2023 Celebrating our Constellation

UC Riverside + Riverside City College + AB Miller High School

Co-Produced by

Nicole Robinson
Director, Dance
AB Miller High School

Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier
Assistant Professor, Dance
Riverside City College

Joel Mejia Smith
Associate Professor and Chair, Dance
UC Riverside

Program

9:30 a.m.
Check-In/Welcome – Arts 100

10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a. m.
Movement Class (UCR Faculty)

Hula, Toni Pasion – ATHD 102
West African, Makeda Kumasi – Arts 100
Korean Dance, DaEun Jung – Arts 300

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Creative Workshop (Primera Generación Dance Collective)
Irvin Manuel Gonzalez & Pattricia “Patty” Huerta – PGDC Methodologies & Desmadre, ARTS 100
Alfonso Abraham Cervera & Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier – PGDC Methodologies & Desmadre, ARTS 300

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Transition to Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
BYO Lunch and Open Rehearsal with PGDC and UCR is Dancing students (Open to AB Miller & RCC students only)

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Spacing/Basic Tech for Performers
AB Miller High School (30 Minutes)
Riverside City College (30 Minutes)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Public Performance
Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside
followed by Q&A 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Program Order:

Dance With Me
Choreographer: Rachel Hernandez, Guest Fall Resident Artist at A.B. Miller HS

Dancers: Jocelyn Acosta, Samantha Avilez Lloyd, Marlene Calderon, Donalice Deigh, Melanie Cuevas Duarte, Yazira Espinoza, Leana Gonzalez, Savannah Goudeau, Naomi Grijalva Romero, Mia Jones, Astrid Matzar Sanchez, Jeniyah McCarty, Kaylin Montes, Angela Monzon, Raeleen Moran, Diyala Nasereddin, Hala Nasereddin, Arlette Sanchez Mungia

Music: “Dance with Me” remix by Kahill “Bolahan” Cummings

* This work was funded in part thanks to the support of Fontana Unified School District through Show Box LA, non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and managed by PGDC members.

Columna Rota
Choreographer: Jonathan Ramirez, RCC Dance Student Choreographer

Dancers: Anna Isela Ramos Cruz, Dulce Hernandez, Karla Sanchez, Dalia Popok Romero

Music: “Malagueña” by Lucas Imbiriba (Acoustic); “Bachianinha N.1” by Paulinho Nogieria & performed by Arash Ahmadi; “Mexico City Travel Vlog 4”; music edited by Jonathan Ramirez

“No estoy enferma. Estoy rota. Pero estoy feliz de vivir mientras pueda pintar” – Frida Kahlo

S H I N E
Choreography: Danzel Thompson-Stout, Guest Winter Resident Artist at A.B. Miller HS

DancersJocelyn Acosta, Samantha Avilez Lloyd, Marlene Calderon, Donalice Deigh, Melanie Cuevas Duarte, Yazira Espinoza, Leana Gonzalez, Savannah Goudeau, Naomi Grijalva Romero, Mia Jones, Astrid Matzar Sanchez, Jeniyah McCarty, Kaylin Montes, Angela Monzon, Raeleen Moran, Diyala Nasereddin, Hala Nasereddin, Arlette Sanchez Mungia

Music: “Omo Du Du” by Black Motion

* This work was funded in part thanks to the support of Fontana Unified School District through Show Box LA, non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and managed by PGDC members.

femmeboi
Choreographer: Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier, RCC Asst. Prof. of Dance

Dancers + Collaborators: Antonio “Tony” Aguirre, Daniell Calderon, Jaime Carriedo, Kat Jones, Jonathan Ramirez Toledo, and Anthony Reyonso

Music: “Abcdefg,” “Delirio de Grandeza,” “CUUUUuuuuuute,” “Motomami,” and “Hentai” by Rosalia; edited by Rosa R Frazier

“Femininity” is a term that is historically attached to gendered social constructs trapped in descriptions like “gentle,” “emotional,” and “vulnerable,” while the term “femme” lives in a non-binary space where all forms of expression and being-nesses co-exist. Inspired by the dancers’ shared experiences of “self-identities” and driven by Spanish artist, Rosalía, and her provocative unapologetic music that is known for attracting BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, “femmeboi” is a dance where six individuals tap into their unique “femme” through a series of vignettes that wrestle with and rejoice in femininity.

10min Intermission (shift of seating arrangement)

Nepantla
Choreography by: Primera Generación Dance Collective

Q & A
Moderator
Nicole S. Robinson, Director of Dance, AB Miller

Panelists
Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier  | Miller, RCC, & UCR Alumna and Staff
Alfonso Abraham Cervera | UCR Alumna, RCC Alumna and Former Staff, Miller Arts Education Partnerships
Irvin Manuel Gonzalez | UCR Alumna, RCC + Miller Arts Education Partnerships
Patricia “Patty” Huerta | UCR Staff, RCC + Miller Arts Education Partnerships

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More About the Programs:

A.B. Miller High School & Conservatory of Dance Programs | Fontana, CA

Director of Dance:
Nicole Robinson

Assistant Directors & Staff:
Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier, Anthony Loa, Angelika Lopez, Chavnair Monae Stocker

Intern:
Aisha Stewart

The A. B. Miller Dance Conservatory of Dance and Dance Programs are designed to allow a dancer to focus on a specialized dance education within a public urban school setting. A. B. Miller High School Dance provides the opportunity for each student to realize the depth of his or her experiential and expressive potential as a person and as a dance artist. This program is designed as an option for dancers who are interested in enriching their dance training without leaving the Inland Empire to attend a fine arts magnet high school. The Conservatory of Dance is the only program of its type on a high school campus in the Inland Empire. The goal of the program is to provide students with the skills to earn admission to the college or university dance programs of their choice or to enter the dance profession immediately following high school. Acceptance to the conservatory and pre-conservatory programs is based upon potential for trainable growth, physical/movement technique, rhythmic sensibility and musicality and a serious commitment to dance training and/or a career in dance.

 

Riverside City College Department of Dance & Pilates | Riverside, CA

Associate Professor of Dance and Chair:
Mark Haines

Assistant Professor of Dance:
Rosa Rodríguez-Frazier

Faculty:

Anna Chavez, Amanda Lupton, Ericka Jenaé Brown, Erika Goe-Washington, Gabriela Pineault, Kendell Mays, Kelly Lamoureux, Kirsten Johansen, Lupita Limón-Burbaj, Miki Amen, Morgan Davison, Sue Roginski

Dpt. Music Accompanist: Dan Hill

The Riverside City College Dance & Pilates Programs are dedicated to serving a diverse community by providing innovative high-caliber dance and Pilates education that intrinsically promotes inclusion, equity, and access in all learning environments. We welcome all learners and practitioners from various cultures, educational backgrounds, and training. As a department, we offer opportunities that fuel movers to develop and hone their physical/technical skills, performance qualities, as well as their intellect, critical thinking skills, artistic perception, and workforce experience as pre-professionals in the field of dance, Pilates, and other primary/secondary career choices.

RCC Dance & Pilates Programs encourage students to explore the intersection of different movement styles/genres, forms, and modalities as we believe it empowers them to shape the legacy of their future and the arts, in its current global reality.

 

UC Riverside Department of Dance | Riverside, CA

Professor and Chair:
Anthea Kraut

Professor and Vice Chair:
taisha paggett

Associate Professor and Faculty Undergraduate Advisor:
Joel Mejia Smith

Associate Professor and Faculty Graduate Advisor:
Anusha Kedhar

Professor:
Jacqueline Shea Murphy

Associate Professors:
Imani Kai Johnson, Luis Lara Malvacías, Sage Ni’Ja Whitson

Assistant Professors:
Jose L. Reynoso, María Regina Firmino-Castillo

Lecturers:
Emily Barasch, Brandon J, Clydean (Makeda Kumasi) Parker, DaEun Jung, Patricia “Patty” Huerta, Toni Pasion