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THE ROZSA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS
MOVEMENT OF JOY
LUNCH AND LEARN
Free | Public Welcome
Join Naila Ansari for a free Lunch and Learn talk about JOY. Lunch is provided for 50 - request yours by getting a ticket in advance.
Naila's The Movement of Joy is an ongoing practice aimed at amassing joy testimonials that meditate on remembering and understanding the movement histories that live in our physical bodies through performance, film, writing, archiving, and oral traditions.
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Reserve tickets in advance to receive a free lunch (limited quantities available). Bringing your own lunch? Great! Just drop in - can't wait to see you.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Naila Ansari (she/her) is an award-winning choreographer, director, and performing artist. She is a distinguished MFA graduate from the University at Buffalo in Dance and a Cum Laude undergraduate of Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts Program. Ansari is an original and former principal dancer for the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble. The company was named “Top 25 Dance Companies to Watch” in Dance Magazine for the 2012-2013 season, featured at Jacob's Pillow and SummerStage NYC at Central Park. Ansari has danced and performed works for the legendary Lula Washington Dance Theatre out of Los Angeles, CA. She has had the privilege of dancing works by Robert Battle, Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Sidra Bell, and Trebien Pollard, to name a few. Ansari's choreography has been set on a host of colleges, universities, professional theatres, and commercial projects.
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This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
The Talkback on Joy is sponsored in part by Michigan Technological University Student Affairs.