Jacobson, Erika, Dance Teacher
Three groups celebrate milestones.
* The dance department at Arizona State University is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and the festivities began September 16-18, with a concert in honor of modern dance legend Daniel Nagrin, who taught at ASU from 1982 to 1992. The concert, titled Celebrating the Nagrin Legend, featured Roxane D'Orleáns Juste of the José Limón Dance Company and Virginia-based dancer and teacher Shane O'Hara performing several of Nagrin's solo works. Other 75th anniversary weekend activities included reunion events for ASU graduates, master classes and conversations and precurtain talks with Nagrin and others. Info: http://dance.asu.edu -KH
* This season marks the 10th anniversary of the Laguna Beach Dance Company, an in-school dance program started by Artistic Director Tod A. Kubo at California's Laguna Beach High School. The celebration will kick off December 8-10 with the group's winter concert, Diversity, composed of three original works choreographed by Kubo, Mychelle Perez and Teresa Avina. The LBDC combines jazz, modern, ballet and contemporary disciplines in five different levels, from Dance 1 for beginners through the audition-only programs Classical Dance, led by Perez, and Contemporary Dance, led by Avina. …