Paula Aarons: Guest Choreographer for A Sense of Place

July 13, 2010

Among the many talented local artists and dancers presenting work at A Sense of Place on July 24 (see that tab up there? Click it!) is Paula Aarons. We’re very excited and honored to have her work presented at the event, and for good reason:

Performing many solo roles, Paula Aarons toured worldwide with the
Nikolais Dance Theater and completed a number of New York City
seasons in conjunction with The Murray Louis Dance Company. In
addition to Nikolais, Paula has also had the pleasure of working with
Pearson Widrig Dance Theatre, Susan Hefner and Dancers, Jerry
Pearson, Mimi Garrard, and Gerald Otte. Most recently she completed
her MFA through Hollins University and the American Dance Festival and
has been on faculty at Dickinson College for the past two years. In
addition to her MFA Paula also received her M.Ed. from Antioch New
England with her thesis work done in India. She then spent the next 6
years teaching in public schools. In 2001, she left the classroom and
began doing residency work and formed a pick up group called Short
Ladies Dance that performed for two years. She served as Program
Director for Creative Arts at Keene at MOCO Arts where she also taught
modern dance and choreographed for musical theater for many years. In
addition, she was also the Program Director of The Academy of Art and
Design, a school of choice program at Monadnock Regional High School.
She has been an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England
Graduate School and at Keene State College designing courses that
integrate dance and art into educational models. At the present time
Paula is set to be on faculty at Marlboro College in the fall, is actively
pursuing certification in Pilates and is creating new dance works for her
new pick up company, ReGroup Dance, that address social political
issues.

Come check out Paula’s newest work, which explores community and reactions to the environmental toll of the recent BP Oil Spill. The work is site adaptive (as is most of the A Sense of Place event) and allows the audience to connect on many levels.

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