Stern has Brenau dancing

Stern has Brenau dancing
The Alwin Nikolais Company can be considered one of the first multi-media presenters. “Nik”, as his company called him, created dance, music, sets and costumes for his company’s work from the late 1940’s through the 1980’s. He is considered part of the second generation of modern dance choreographers and a pioneer in using technology and electronic music in his dances.
Gladys Bailin Stern, prof. emer. of dance at Ohio University, is offering open classes this week, ranging from the history of dance to composition and improvisation. Stern is offering an arrangement of classes and workshops for dance students. In addition, the following events are free and open to everybody:

Thursday, Oct.13
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Dance History Lecture and Discussion, Fitness Ctr.107
11:30 – 1 p.m. – Dance class (composition, improvisation), Brenau East
Friday, Oct. 14
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Dance class (composition, improvisation), Brenau East

Gladys Bailin Stern is a professor emeritus at Ohio University, and the first female named Distinguished Professor at that university. She was an original company member of the internationally known Alwin Nikolais Company. She has headed the Ohio University dance program, is a site visitor for the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and teaches workshops nationally.

Monday, October 10, 2011