Jookin’ master Charles “Lil Buck” Riley has been named a 2014 Harman-Eisner artist in residence at the Aspen Institute Arts Program. Riley, who performed last year with 2013 Harman-Eisner artist in residence Yo-Yo Ma (check out their clip on YouTube), will get the chance to share his unique perspective on issues like urban development, education and race with the Aspen Institute Arts Program members and other artists in residence.
Bill Evans (DT, July 2010) has been named an honorary member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science. Evans is known for his integration of somatics education and dance technique, with a focus on Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies.
In May, choreographer Lar Lubovitch was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts from The Juilliard School, as part of the conservatory’s 109th commencement ceremony. This past spring, Juilliard students performed Lubovitch’s Concerto Six Twenty-Two (1986). The choreographer, who founded his company in 1968, is a Juilliard grad.
Photos from top: courtesy of Jai Ammer; by Nan Melville, courtesy of Juilliard