Required: B1 or equiv.
Description: This seminar offers a multifaceted look at dance from its French origins through its development in the 20th century, including visual arts and the role of the French state.
Following a celebrated seminar in partnership with PAM, we will next honor dance in partnership with White Bird as they present France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers, under the direction of former Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston. For the last session of the seminar, students will attend CNDC-Angers' performance of two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham: “Biped” and “Beach Birds” at the Newmark Theatre. (Ticket price included in seminar tuition.)
Each session will be led by a different, specialized instructor.
Tuesday October 22, 10am-12:15pm, The Role of Visual Arts in Live Performance - Elene Zedginidze
Tuesday October 29, 10am-12:15pm, French Ministry of Culture and Its Impact on the Arts and Audiences - Emmanuel Laurin
Tuesday November 5, 10am-12:15pm, Historical Look at French Ballet, Miss Ella
Tuesday November 12, 10am-12:15pm, Modern Dance in the Western World - Céline Bouly
Saturday November 23, 6:30pm pre-show class gathering (show starts at 7:30pm), A special performance of Cunningham masterworks Biped and Beach Bird - Newmark Theater
No homework will be assigned for this class.
This seminar will welcome up to 20 participants.
Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
10/14/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding
Le goût du vin - A delicious journey through the wine regions of France
Explore and taste French wines through the lens of history and culture. Learn to read and demystify French wine labels as you discover new favorites and find hidden treasures. Wine & refreshments paired to the region will be served at each session. The seminar with be in English, with appropriate French vocabulary. The two five-week seminars may be taken in sequence or stand-alone. here is a $65 materials fee to cover wine & food for each five week seminar.
Maxine Borcherding, Chef, Sommelier, and lover of wine and fine food, will guide you through an in-depth look at the wine regions of France. Maxine’s professional certifications include Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), Spanish Wine Educator (Wine Academy of Spain), and Wine Location Specialist (Center for Wine Origins). She recently retired from 16 years as Lead Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute.
Hoke Harden is a B.N.I.C. (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) Certified Cognac Educator, a master instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild, and Wine & Spirits Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College.
10/14 – Armagnac / Floc de Gascogne with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden
10/21 – Alsace
10/28 – Champagne
11/04 – Rhône Valley
11/11 – Burgundy / Beaujolais
Register for single sessions for a $50 per class fee. Please contact the Alliance at 503.223.8388 to register for single sessions by the Friday before.