March 28, 2011 No Comments lisaADC Uncategorized

MKJ Dance Back AttitudeTitle: Desert Dance Auditions! For Marion Kirk Jones’ 90th Birthday Celebration
Location: Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
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Description: Desert Dance Theatre is looking male and female dancers to perform in its final season concert in celebration of Marion Kirk Jones’ 90th Birthday!

The auditions are on March 28-April 8 at Dance Theater West, 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Call to RSVP for specific audition and rehearsal dates and times. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, April 11th. The concert is on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

We welcome past and present ASU Dance students and faculty, as well as past Desert Dance Theatre dancers to help by either participating as a dancer in a reconstruction, help to reconstruct past repertory, join the MJBD volunteer committee to help with any of the logistics of the project. If you are out of town, and would like to help or participate, contact us at 480-962-4584 or email gro.ertaehTecnaDtreseDnull@asiL. Donations and/or birthday wishes are welcomed.

Marion Kirk Jones (Desert Dance Theatre Artistic Director Emeritus) is a Professor Emeritus of Dance at Arizona State University.  Before coming to ASU, Jones was a member of the Lester Horton Dance Company in NYC and taught at several universities including Cornell University, Purdue University, University of Rochester, and the Cranbrook Institutions of Michigan.  Her studies included intensive work with modern dancers Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Hanya Holm, Ted Shawn and Louis Horst.  She received her ballet training at the School of American Ballet with George Balanchine, Anatol Oboukhoff, Pierre Vladimiroff and Muriel Stewart. She joined the ASU Dance Faculty in 1972.  She won the Arizona Commission on the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowship Award in 1982, and received special recognition as an artist from the Governor in 1983.  In March, 1998, she received an Arts Achievement Award from Wayne State University in Detroit.  Ms Jones has choreographed many works for Desert Dance Theatre since its founding in 1979.  She became its Artistic Director in 1988 and then shared those responsibilities with Lisa Chow and Renee Davis until 2005.

Start Date: 2011-3-28
End Date: 2011-4-8