We are delighted to announce that Ms. Emily Coates will teach a Master Class Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 4:30-6:00 pm for NHB level 7 & 8 students in Danspace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
The class will be followed by a lecture/discussion from 6:00-7:00 p.m. about Ms. Coates’ fascinating career path, which includes time as a ballet dancer with New York City Ballet, working with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp and Yvonne Rainer, and an academic focus as she is co-authoring a book on physics and currently serving as the Director of Dance Studies Curriculum, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Theater Studies, Assistant Professor Adjunct of Directing at Yale University/Yale School of Drama.
The lecture is open and we invite and encourage the entire NHB community to attend at 6:00 p.m.
Please see Ms. Coates’ biography below.
Emily Coates Biography
A dance artist and writer, Emily Coates has directed the Dance Studies curriculum at Yale University since its inception in 2006. A recipient of the Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching, she teaches dance in dialogue with theater, film, visual art, and physics, for Theater Studies and the Yale School of Drama. She has performed internationally with New York City Ballet (NYCB), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Twyla Tharp, and Yvonne Rainer. Career highlights include dancing three duets with Baryshnikov, in works by Mark Morris, Karole Armitage, and Erick Hawkins. She was among the last generation of NYCB dancers to work closely with Jerome Robbins. She has presented her solo and collaborative creations at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Zankel Hall, Harvard, Cornell, Brown, in the Movement Research Fall Festival and Performa Biennial, and created new work for Ballet Memphis, among other venues. Her essays have appeared in PAJ, Theater, and The Huffington Post. With particle physicist Sarah Demers, she is currently co-writing a book on physics and dance forthcoming from Yale University Press, with support from an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant for Public Understanding of Science, Technology, and Economics. Their science-art video Three Views of the Higgs and Dance, funded by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, premiered in 2013. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and holds an M.A. in American Studies from Yale.