Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mireille Fehler Wins 2013 National NDEO Award

Mireille Fehler

Mireille Fehler was selected as the 2013 Winner in the NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) NHSDA Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.

Photo by Madeline Knight, FAC Photography Student of Rod Fincannon

There were only two selected at the national level.  She was invited to the National NDEO Conference in Miami, Florida to be recognized and to perform the solo she choreographed for the award.

The Fine Arts Center has had several NDEO Award winners since establishing a chapter of the NHSDA (National Honor Society for Dance Arts).

2013  Award Winner - Mireille, Fehler 
2012  Award Finalist - Jacqueline Calle 
2011 Award Finalist - Samantha Patterson 
2009 Award Honorable Mention - Lauren Miller
2008 Award Finalish - Amanda Porter

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tim Glenn, FSU Associate Professor of Dance Teaches Master Classes

Tim Glenn

Tim Glenn, Associate Professor of Dance at Florida State University, was artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Center October 10-11 giving master classes in the Nikolais technique—Mr. Glenn was a former member of the Nikolais Dance Theatre.  A professional development workshop was presented to art, theatre, dance, and physical education teachers in Greenville County Schools on Thursday evening. Mr. Glenn has also worked as videographer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Repertory Preservation Project and has documented 27 masterworks by the renowned choreographer, Paul Taylor. 

Madeline Jazz Harvey Sets Choreographic Work

Madeline Jazz Harvey

Guest Choreographer at the Fine Arts Center, Madeline Jazz Harvey, set a new work, titled Song, on the morning dancers over a period of five days.  Ms. Harvey is currently a dancer with CBT (Carolina Ballet Theatre), having performed with the North Carolina Dance Theatre before coming to Greenville.

Matt Harvey, CBT dancer, helps Madeline demonstrate during rehearsal

Her choreographer’s statement about her work:  “I wanted to create a work that would challenge the dancers' technique and artistry.  ”Song" uses my personal movement style to construct a collage of signature dance elements from both ballet and modern forms. Woven through the choreography are team building exercises which I hope will help the dancers grow both individually and as an ensemble.”

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Master Class with Diavolo Dance Theater

The FAC Dancers traveled to the Peace Center for the Performing Arts for a master class with three members of the Diavalo Dance Theater on September 23rd and saw the performance of the company the following evening.  The Diavolo Dance Theater is directed by Jacques Heim and is an internationally renowned dance company whose members have backgrounds not only in dance, but also gymnastics, and other athletic endeavors.  

FAC Dancers, Mireille Fehler and Sydney Parker, were interviewed by WYFF and appeared on the evening news along with video coverage of some of the master class.  To see the segment that aired on WYFF, go to the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSM1hA8awYkWYFF story about Diavolo and FAC Master Class

For more information about Diavolo go to their website  http://www.diavolo.org/