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Center for the Arts

Saturday , March 09 , 2013 , 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

KT Nelson (Co-Artistic Director of ODC/Dance), teaching her first DanceMasters Weekend Master Class, joined ODC/Dance in 1976 while attending Oberlin College. She danced with the Company from 1976 to 1997. Since 1976, Ms. Nelson has choreographed more than 60 works as well as composing and commissioning numerous sound scores. In 1986, she created and directed ODC?s first full-length family production, "The Velveteen Rabbit," which has since toured across the country reaching an audience of over 350,000. She was awarded the Isadora Duncan award in 1987 for Outstanding Performance, in 1996 for Outstanding Choreography, and in 2001 for Sustained Achievement. Ms. Nelson?s collaborators have included Bobby McFerrin, Geoff Hoyle, Shinichi Iova-Koga, Gina Leishman, Marcelo Zarvos, Zap Mama and Linda Bouchard. She has been a guest choreographer for Diablo Ballet, Ballet Met, Maximum Dance, California Shakespeare Festival and Ballet Austin. In 1995 she founded ODC?s youth company, the ODC Dance Jam and is a critical player in the development of ODC's Educational Outreach Program. In 2002, Ms. Nelson received the California Dance Educators Association?s Artist Award for outstanding artistry, creativity, outreach, and dedication to the field of dance. In 1998 her work "RingRoundRozi" was selected for the International Tanzmesse Dance Festival. She currently sits on the Zellerbach Foundation Community Arts Board.

    Location: TST 001 (Dance Studio)
    Admission: $19 general public plus $6 registration fee; $17 for four or more classes; $13 per class for Wesleyan students
    Sponsor: Center for the Arts

    Contact: 860-685-3355, boxoffice@wesleyan.edu