Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!
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Friday, March 1 • 8:30am - 10:00am
The Legacy of Paul Taylor (Int/Adv) LIMITED

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Ms Berman spent more than a decade performing lead roles with the Paul Taylor company as an integral part of the creative process of the man deemed “world’s greatest living choreographer.” With Mr. Taylor’s passing this August, keeping his legacy alive is of the utmost importance. Drawing upon his wide range of movement styles and genres, Ms. Berman will offer students a “taste” of the beautiful and lyrical, the satirical, the humorous, or the depraved side of society Taylor sought to depict. The class will focus on the use of the torso and back, spirals, grounded weight, and the fluid curves that are so prevalent in this highly athletic vocabulary. While concentrating on select excerpts from the repertory, students will find their own voice within it.

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Rachel Berman

Faculty, Mem., Orange Coast College
Originally from Hawaii, Rachel Berman has had a diverse career in the field of dance, the bulk of which was a decade spent performing principal roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She also performed with Ballet Hispanico, May O’Donnell, The American Repertory Dance Company... Read More →

Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192