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Nugent continues as Artistic Director of this annual intensive designed for high school students considering a profession in dance.
This two week festival boasts a team of Internationally renown teachers who offer teens from throughout the US an intensive immersion into a broad range of dance styles and creative experiences.
Participants live in the college dorms under the supervision of seasoned RAs who offer excursions and activities designed to introduce them to the IU Campus and the greater city of Bloomington.
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Nugent's newest work was presented at ART@IU's conference Intersections.
April 1st, 2017
Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
Stephanie was invited to lead the CI intensive for the 23rd Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, which she team-taught with long-time collaborator Shel Wagner Rasch.
July 31st - August 7, 2016
Velocity Dance Center
"This deeply cherished Contact Improvisation Retreat, has been an annual pilgrimage for me since I moved to Indiana in 2014. I always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues from far away as well as meeting new people. "
September 29 - October 9, 2017
The Christine Center
W8303 Mann Rd, Willard, WI 54493
Wellspring Theater @ The Epic Center
Tkts at the door - cash only
$10/ $5 students / kids under 10 Free
Stephanie will perform Remembering the Reds While Traveling This Sensitive Pink Earth choreographed by Keith Johnson, which premiered in January 2016 on Nugent Dance's Mapping the Aether presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in The TOBY.
Attention, Collision, and Consequence
Nov. 4-5, 2017
Sat. 10am - 4pm Living Arts Collective
410 W. Geer St. Durham, NC
Sun. 2:30pm - 5:30pm at The Flowjo
100 Brewer Ln Carrboro, NC
$80 to $120
Reservations: email John Bainbridge email@example.com
In the safety and playful environment of this two-day workshop, CI artist and educator Stephanie Nugent invites participants to unpack notions of collision and consequence in contact improvisation. Focused exercises as well as more extended dancing will lead to explorations of the complex and layered processes of listening, relating, and responding. Participants will gain physical tools, perceptual techniques, and conceptual lenses, through which to practice spontaneous and sensitive dancing. Some experience with CI is recommended.
Mapping the Aether
Indianapolis Museum of Art, TOBY Theater
January 21 & 23, 2016
$20 Members / $25 Public
An evening of new and experimental dance performance by Nugent Dance artists Suzanne Lappas and Stephanie Nugent, with choreography by Selene Carter, Keith Johnson, and Nugent/ Lappas. Mapping the Aether is presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
After 18 years based in Southern California, Stephanie Nugent has relocated to Indianapolis, IN where she has already enjoyed opportunities to collaborate with some wonderful mid-west artists including improvisors Sarah Gottlieb, Marielle Abell, Greg Burdulis, Hollly Jaycox, and Andrew Brightman, arts organizations GLACIER, Motus Dance Theater, Big Robot, Big Car Garage, TedX Indy, Art in Odd Places, and Indy Convergence, choreographer Selene Carter, and dance artist Suzanne Lappas.