Production Schedule 2017-2018

Subject to change, check back often.

Attendance at all activities listed on this Production Schedule are mandatory and are IN ADDITION TO the regularly scheduled rehearsal times. (Regularly scheduled rehearsal times are Mondays 4-6 and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 in KENYON STUDIO l and ll.)

This is a general outline of the Production Schedule. It is important to refer to the Rehearsal Schedule page for weekly details.

If you have questions about this please contact: jomeehan@vassar.edu.

 

Aug. 28th, Mon.

 

Classes Begin

Aug. 30th, Wed. 3:00-3:30 General Interest Meeting – for those wishing to know more about VRDT and the 17/18 season. Kenyon Hall, Studio 3.
Sept. 1st, Fri. 3:00-4:30 TBC VRDT Ballet Audition – For those wishing to be considered for the ballet repertory in the 2017-18 VRDT. Must have at least three years ballet training and ladies must be strong on pointe.
Sept. 2nd, Sat. 12:00-2:00
2:30-4:00
VRDT Auditions: Kenyon Hall, Studio 1. 
12:00-2:00 pm – Women’s Audition.
2:30-4:00 – Men’s Audition.
Sept. 4th, Mon. 1:00 – 6:00 1:00 Orientation – Freshmen and other first-time members will have a tour of the Francis Daly Fergusson Dance Theater

1:30 – 1:45 Company photograph – meet in the FDFDT Lobby

2:00 – 2:30 Warm up studio 1    Kathy

2:30-4:00 New Work Studio 2       Kathy

2:30-4:00  New Work Studio 1       Steve

4:00-6:00   Reception: Catered Reception in the Kenyon Club Room.

Sept. 6th, Wed. 5:30-8:00 Student Piece Audition
Sept. 10th, Sun.

 

TBC Modern Rep Audition
     
Sept. 25th, Mon. 6:00-7:00 John Meehan and David Ferri meet with Student Choreographers following VRDT time.
   
September 29th, Fri. 3:00-6:00 First Showings Spacing on Stage. Choreographers sign up earlier in the week. TBC.
Oct. 4th, Wednesday. 3:30-6:00 3:45-4:15 – Company warm-up.
4:30-6:00 – Performance. Each Student Piece is performed onstage without lighting cues, followed by a brief talk-back between the choreographer, faculty, and the audience.

Oct. 6th – 15th

TBA

 

Fall Break – Modern Repertory Rehearsals

Oct. 30th, Mon.  6:00-7:30 John Meehan and David Ferri consult with student choreographers.
Nov. 4th, Sat. 12:00-6:00 Student Choreographers space pieces for Final Showings. Order TBA.

Nov. 11th – 20th

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Final Showings Production Week:

Nov. 11th & 12th,
Sat. and Sun.
1:00-7:00 Tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.
Nov. 13th, Mon. 4:00-7:00 4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-7:00 – Remaining tech slots for Final Showings. Order TBA.
Nov. 15th, Wed. 3:30-8:00 3:30-4:00 – Company warm-up
4:00-8:00 – Dress Rehearsal Final Showings:
Order will be Program A, Program B, Program C with repeats confined to double casting.
Nov. 16th, Thurs. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program A
Nov. 17th, Fri. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program B
Nov. 18th, Sat. 7:00-10:30 7:00 – Dancer Call and Company warm-up
8:00 Performance, Program C
 Nov. 20th, Mon.  3:00-6:00 Initial one-on-one feedback meetings between students choreographers and Faculty. Possible adjudication follow-up meetings after Thanksgiving Break. (No VRDT!!)

Nov. 23rd – Nov. 26th

 

Thanksgiving Break

 

Nov. 29th, Wed. 3:30-6:30 Photoshoot in the FDFDT. Those not in ballet class should do their own warm-up.
Dec. 4th, Mon.  7pm

TBC

Dance Department Fall Showings. Not a VRDT Event.

Dec. 6th, Wed.

 

Last day of classes.

Dec. 16th-Jan 23rd

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Winter Break

   
Jan. 24th, Wed. 3:30-5:30 First VRDT Rehearsal  for Spring Semester

Jan 30th -Feb 9th.

 

Modfest Production Week

 

February 7th, Wed.

TBC

3:30-6:00 3:30-4:00 Company warm-up
4:00 Tech and dress for MODFEST
Feb. 9th, Fri.

TBC

6:00-8:30 6:00-6:30 Dancer Call and Company warm-up
7:00 Performance
Feb. 24th, Sat. 1:00-4:00 Mandatory Final Costume Check day for Bardavon performance.

Feb. 26th – Mar. 4th

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Bardavon Production Week:

Feb. 26th, Mon. 4:00-6:00 Kenyon (Studio I):
4:00-4:30 – Company warm-up
4:30-6:00 – Run dances. Details TBA.
Feb. 27th, Tues. 5:30-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up TBA
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Orientation and Tech Rehearsals in costume
Feb. 28th, Wed. 5:50-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up TBA
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Tech Rehearsals in costume
Mar. 1st, Thurs. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Dress Rehearsal (Photo shoot during rehearsal, Audience attendance by permission of VRDT Director)
Mar. 2nd, Fri. 5:00-10:00 5:00-5:30 Kenyon – Warm-Up
5:45 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
6:00-10:00 – Dress Rehearsal (Photo shoot during rehearsal, Audience attendance by permission of VRDT Director)
Mar. 3rd, Sat. 6:00 BARDAVON OPERA HOUSE PERFORMANCE 1
6:00-6:30 – Company Warm-Up
6:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
7:15 – House Opens
8:00 PERFORMANCE
Mar. 4th, Sun. 1:00 BARDAVON OPERA HOUSE PERFORMANCE 2
1:00-1:30 – Company Warm-Up
1:30 – Transportation leaves Kenyon
2:15 – House Opens
3:00 PERFORMANCE
5:40-7:00 Strike (crew only)
Mon. Mar. 5th and Wed. March 7th   No VRDT following the Bardavon performances

Mar. 10th-25th

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Spring Break

Mon. April 16th TBC

 4:00-6:00

VRDT Showcase Tech – if needed (and company rehearsal TBC)

Wed. April 18th

 3:30-6:30

VRDT Showcase Dress

Fri. April 20th

TBC

 7pm

VRDT Showcase

April 23rd, Mon. 3:30-6:00 4:00-4:15 Evaluations
4:15-6:00 
Final Cast Party and Farewell to Seniors
April 30, Mon. 3:30-8:00 Spring Showings Concert
3:30-6:00 Tech
7:00 Performance
Not a VRDT event.

May 8th, Tues.

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Second Semester Classes End