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Faculty and Staff in Action






Dance Student Jumping

  • Dr. Dunaganís essay Dance and Theater: Looking at Television's Deployment of Theatricality Through Dance is featured in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, a publication that recently earned an honorable mention for the Sally Banes Publication Award from the American Society for Theater Research.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater ASTR: American Society for Theatre Research


  • Sophie Monat will stage a choreography as Guest Artist/Choreographer for Santa Monica Collegeís Fall 2016 Synapse Dance Concert.
    Performances are Saturday Nov. 19 at 4pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7:30pm
    at the Broad Theater in Santa Monica (1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401).
    General Admission: $18, At-the-door: $20

    A male dancer lifing a female dancer into the air.


  • Assistant Professor Rebecca Lemmeís company Acts of Matter will be showing their piece Fragments (2016) at the IMPLOSION: A Pairing of the Arts Festival:

    Laurel Jentins from the back. September 23-24, 2016
    Highways Performance Space
    1651 18th Street
    Santa Monica, CA

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    ABOUT THE CLASS | Significantly informed by both Release and Laban/Bartenieff techniques, this class encourages investigation, problem solving, and versatility. Release technique is a method of movement discovery in which the superficial musculature of the body gives way to essential skeletal mechanisms, ultimately revealing greater dimension throughout the body. Class work will be grounded in the principle that self-exploration is the dancerís most effective tool of development and is essential to finding authenticity of movement. While designed for intermediate to advanced movers, beginning movers with a deep curiosity are also encouraged to attend.

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    Laurel Jentins from the back.
  • Read reviews for Laurel Jenkinsís recent work in REDCATís NOW Festival in downtown Los Angeles:
    And come take Laurelís Skinner Releasing Class on Thursday nights 7:30-9:30 at Pieter in LA, starting September 1st.


  •  Assistant Professor Rebecca Bryant will be touring her multi-media dance piece MANUFACTURED (which was created in collaboration with CSULB dancers and designers Liz Carpenter, Elisha Griego and Don Nichols) to three venues this spring – see details for performances below!
  • Breaking Ground Postcard Front
    Breaking Ground — Contemporary Dance and Film Festival
    January 30, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Tempe Center for the Arts Theater – Tempe, AZ

    HH11 2016

    HH11 Dance Festival
    February 20, 2016 at 8pm
    Center Stage Theater — Santa Barbara, CA

    Photo by Gregory R.R. Crosby

    Home Grown — an evening of work by three LA choreographers
    Curated by the Dance Resource Center
    March 10-12, 2016 at 7:30pm
    Bootleg Theater — Los Angeles, CA



  • Dance Chair Andrew Vacaís choreography featured on Good Day Sacramento.

  • Alumni Dancers of the NBA's Sacramento Kings preview their upcoming Flashback Friday halftime show choreographed by Department Chair Andrew Vaca on Good Day Sacramento. Scroll to 2:25 to see the dancers in action.


  • Lorin Johnson is featured in the PBS SoCal documentary on the new west coast American Ballet Theatre school presented by LAaRT