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For Immediate Release
October 4, 2012

For more information, contact
Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797
ssoloway@brockport.edu

DANCE/Strasser Includes MFA Thesis Work, Norwegian Dancers and Live Music

Performances October 18-20, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Rose L. Strasser Studio.

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Brockport, NY – DANCE/Strasser, featuring choreography by undergraduate and graduate students from The College at Brockport’s nationally renowned Department of Dance, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, October 18 – 20, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Rose L. Strasser Studio in Hartwell Hall, Kenyon Street, Brockport. Tickets prices are $15/General, $10/Seniors, Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff and $8/Students and are available by phone at (585) 395-2787 or at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office. Visit www.brockport.edu/finearts for more information.

Nicole Kaplan, who recently appeared in the Rochester Fringe Festival, will be unveiling her MFA thesis project, “Mapping,” which features eight women who inhabiting a world where complex rhythm structures are brought to life through athleticism, risk and unpredictable partnering sequences.

Taking advantage of a burgeoning male presence in the Department of Dance, Michelle Glynn, the recipient of the Bette Bailey Scholarship for Excellence in Dance, created a trio, “The XY Variables,” which includes Norwegian exchange student from the University of Stravangar, Sebastian Solem. MFA candidate Oluyinka Akinjiola invigorates the stage with a female quintet, “Mojúba,” that is accompanied by live music performed by master drummer Khalid Saleem and his ensemble. Dance/STRASSER will also feature new choreography by Christy Benincasa, Corina Ferro, Roberta Guido, Ian Heckman, Meghan McGuire, Rebecca Puretz, Jessie Sector, Robin Wonka and Julia Zdrojewski.

Artistic director Mariah Maloney is excited to capitalize on the recent participation of so many Brockport dancers and choreographers in the Rochester Fringe Festival. Her perspective is that “it is exciting to harness the fresh energy of the Fringe inside DANCE/Strasser, where one can enjoy a high standard of artistry, talent and vision possessed by student choreographers and performers.”

Any previously unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the Hartwell Box Office one hour prior to each performance. -end-

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