[Blackstudies-l] GUEST DANCE ARTIST ROBERTA PIKSER IN RESIDENCE FEBRUARY 17-19, 2015

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Feb 10 12:53:27 EST 2015


GUEST DANCE ARTIST ROBERTA PIKSER IN RESIDENCE FEBRUARY 17-19, 2015

PUBLIC LECTURE: Wednesday, February 18 at 11:30-12:45pm Alice Austin Theatre

 Rehearsal Intensive: Tuesday 2/17: 5:30-8 PM; Th. 2/19: 5:30- 8:00 PM
Alice Austin Theatre

Roberta Pikser traces her dance lineage through Erika Thimey, with whom she
studied and performed in Washington, D.C., back to Mary Wigman, one of the
pioneers of 20th century modern dance, whose influence is still present in
German dance studies. During the course of her professional dance career,
Ms. Pikser also studied with Martha Graham, Jose Limón, Paul Draper, Normal
Lloyd, Bobby Blankshine, Doris Jones and Claire Haywood, and Paul
Sanasardo. After leaving Ms. Thimey’s Dance Theatre of Washington, Ms.
Pikser came to New York where she joined the acclaimed children’s theater
dance company, The Merry Go Rounders. With the Chuck Davis Dance Company,
she originated the role of the Cocaine Lady for Mr. Davis’ piece, Little
Willie Armstrong Jones. With the Eleo Pomare Dance Company she toured the
United States and Australia and was a member of Ronn Pratt’s Alpha-Omega
Dance Company, working under a U.S. Government CETA grant. As a teacher,
Ms. Pikser worked for Ms. Thimey, from whom she received her initial
pedagogical training, and for Rod Rodgers. She was Assistant Professor of
Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she developed a course
of Movement for Actors while choreographing for and dancing with the Ezibu
Muntu Dance Company. She has taught dance and movement for actors in Cuba,
Brazil, Colombia, and Nicaragua. She currently coaches for H. T. Chen and
Dancers. As a critic, Ms. Pikser has worked for the New York State Council
on the Arts, New York Dance Fax, and The Arts Cure Magazine. She currently
writes for Theatrescene on Line.

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and The Office of Student
Life


Maria Helena Lima
Professor
Department of English
Comparative Literature Director
Welles 225A
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454

(585) 245-5242
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