Lana Kay Rosenberg

Lana Kay RosenbergAssociate Professor

106E Phillips Hall
513-529-2730
rosenblk@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees:
M.Ed., Miami University
B.Ed., San Jose State

Curriculum Vitae

 

Scholarly Focus

My research has shifted a bit the last 5 years from merging elements of Brazilian culture and music, perception of women and how these elements collide and compliment women’s; issues in the US to empowering students to draw movement ideas from themselves. The stimulation for the movement is organic and true, not imposed on them from the outside.

Many Miami students come from backgrounds where many decisions are made for them. Empowering them to make personal choices has been very frightening for some and positively life altering for others. This movement is then manipulated by me and structured to fit within the framework of the choreographic theme. The dancers are able to physically, viscerally, and visually experience the power of having their personal expression utilized in the dance.

Scholarly work in 2019

Miami University’s Dance Theatre presented its annual Spring Concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 2 PM in the Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center (ASC) on the Oxford Campus. As director I was responsible for all production elements for the concert.

Premiered in Belo Horizonte, Brazil June 22, 2016 Dear Friend Sister with an improvised score by Uakti, a Brazilian percussion group who also records in the US. Performed in the Teatro Uno, I both choreographed and performed the dance based on my deep friendship with Myriam Mariani who calls me her dear friend sister.

Presented in Belo Horizonte Brazil May 19, 2019.  Uakti, the Brazilian group who made the recording, accompanied me live in theTeatro Uno. (7 minutes)

Miami University’s Dance Theatre presented its annual Winter Concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November at 2 PM in the Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center (ASC) on the Oxford Campus. As director I was responsible for all production elements for the concert.

Premiered November 16-17 in Wilks Theater, Armstrong Student Center, Miami University. PULSE, with music by Brazilian composer Rafael Fortaleza and with Harvey Thurmer (Violin faculty, Miami Music Department) playing the Brazilian score live. The six dancers react to the disruption of the pulse as they move in and around their chairs. The composer says, “The body pulses.  The heart pulses, the breath pulses.  Music pulses.  Music needs pulse. So, life is pulse, music is pulse.  Life is music.” Rosenberg would add “…life is a dance. (9min. 15 seconds)

PULSE was scheduled to be restaged (recast) and presented in Belo Horizonte, Rio, and Salvador, Brazil in June 2020.  Perfrmances have been rescheduled for June 2021.