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4QS: Fourth Quarter MFA Dance Showing


  • University of California Riverside Performance Lab, Arts 166 (map)
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Works in Progress by Josie Bettman, Olana Flynn and Cristina M. Leyva

MFA Candidates in Experimental Choreography

Committee Chairs: taisha paggett, Joel Smith, Ni'Ja Whitson  

October 24th and 25th, 8PM
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
University of California Riverside

Free and open to the public. No late seating.

Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue, one hour before the performance. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Kiosk.

Information: (951) 827-3245  performingarts@ucr.edu  www.dance.ucr.edu 

These works are presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.


Josie Bettman, a practitioner and researcher working between dance, writing, and video in pursuit of a mutation of gender roles in dance.

Olana Flynn makes work that looks to the ways dance, photographs, and sound might intersect in performance. She is a founding member of LOCULUS, a graduate of Hampshire College/FCDD, and served as adjunct faculty at Springfield College before coming to Riverside. Her work has been presented throughout New England as well as in New York and Philadelphia. 

Cristina M. Leyva dances within the context of ecology, community, and ancestry. She writes, directs and performs solo and ensemble work for dance, theater, and film with occasional poetry. Formerly she directed The Bee Dance Project, co-directed anthrocollagik sound + movement co., and graduated from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures.

Image from La casa de mi abuelo, dance film by Cristina M. Leyva