DanceMasters Weekend: Master Class - Roxane D’Orléans Juste

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1:00pm
Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street, Middletown

$19 per class; $13 per class for Wesleyan students

Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1pm - 2:30pm

Roxane D’Orléans Juste, Associate Artistic Director of José Limón Dance, will teach a Master Class that will provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced dance students and dance professionals to explore diverse dance techniques during DanceMasters Weekend.

Roxane D’Orléans Juste is a native of Montreal and of Haitian origins. She graduated from Toronto's National Ballet School Teacher training program and pursued her classical ballet training in Europe and moved to New Yark to begin her professional performing career.

In New York Ms. D'Orleans Juste joined the Eleo Pomare Dance Company in 1981, performed and toured with Annabelle Gamson Dance Solos and with the Limon Dance Company since 1983. With the continued support ofthe Canada Council for the Arts and the Foundation for creation in fine arts, Ms Juste has founded "en Solo" a platform for her own choreography and specially commissioned works by internationally renowned choreographers. "En Solo "concerts have been presented in Canada, Germany, the United States and in South America.

Ms. Juste is the choreographer in residence for th_e co!llpany Coreoarte in Caracas, Venezuela and serves as co-chair ofthe board since 2014.
An active master teacher she stages and directs the dances o f Jose Limon for companies and ensembles around the world as well as directs the Limon Teachers Program this year hosted by New York University Dance department, the Palucca School in Dresden Germany, for the Prague University ofFine Arts and in its third year in Montreal.

For the Limon Foundation she has instituted LINKS and Limon 4Kids , two free of costs programs dedicated to bring dance to young students from performing arts school programs in New York City as well as serving students from the public school system. She was named Artistic Associate Director for the Limon Company in 2007.

Ms. D'orleans Juste's performances were mentioned by Robert Johnson ofthe Star-ledger on his list of" Best of2006 Dance". She won a Bessie A ward in the performer category for Sustained Achievement for "her majestic presence, infectious lightness and joyousness and emotional depth in works by Jose Limon, Donald Mckayle, Susanne Linke and others."

Ms. Juste is a guest teacher for the Tanz Wuppertal /Pina Baush Dance Company in Europe and in New York and for the Essen University for the Arts. She is a dance faculty member at Marymount Manhattan College since 2014.

DanceMasters Weekend is a two-day immersion in contemporary dance, featuring ten Master Classes and a Choreographers Conversation.

A Weekend Pass, which includes five Master Classes, is $75 for the general public (plus a $6 class registration fee), or $55 for Wesleyan students.

Master Classes: Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10am to 5pm

Master Classes: Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 11am to 2:30pm

Classes are designed for students with intermediate to advanced dance experience. Master Class teachers will incorporate technique and movement combinations from their repertoire.

To register for Master Classes: call 860-685-3355, mail or bring a registration form to the Wesleyan University Box Office, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459.