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Lawrence College Residency
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Lawrence College
Feb. 18-20

Knitting is Like Dancing,
an evening of dance by Stephanie with guest choreographer Keith Johnson and collaborating performers Bethany Bak, Lauren Curry, and Morgan Skiles

Master Classes

A Family Jam

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IU High School Dance Intensive 2018

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.

Web Link

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INDY FRINGE: Stephanie Nugent & Liz Shea
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More Info Soon!


ART@IU Conference -Intersections
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nóstos álgos

Nugent's newest work was presented at ART@IU's conference Intersections.

April 1st, 2017
Indiana University
Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance
Studio Theater

2016 SFDI - CI Intensive
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SFDI 2016

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
Seattle, WA

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Stephanie returned to GLACIER as Teaching Team Coordinator for a second year.

Teaching Team:
Mark Baitinger
Heather Good
Josh Hines
Sasha Lasdon
Susan McKenna
Stephanie Nugent

"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

Nugent Dance in Kalamazoo!
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I am Going to Dance for You Now
February 27th
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.
CI Workshop in DURHAM, NC
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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
sliding scale

Reservations: email John Bainbridge

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.

Indiana Arts Commission Grant
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Stephanie Nugent receives a 2015, Indiana Arts Commission's Individual Artist Project Grant to support development of Nugent Dance's Indiana premiere Mapping the Aether.
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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.


Nugent Dance Moves to Indiana!
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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
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In-Development with playwright Virginia Grise.

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