For Immediate Release
October 26, 2012
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Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport’s Department of Dance will present DANSCORE, featuring choreography from eight members of the highly regarded faculty on Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16, 2012, at 7:30 pm, in the Rose L. Strasser Studio in Hartwell Hall on the Brockport campus. The concert, which also showcases the talents of the department’s new costume designer, Emma Scholl, will also be performed on Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 pm, at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Avenue, Rochester. Tickets are $15/General, $10/Seniors, 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, 180 Holley Street, Brockport.
The concert includes work from Darwin Prioleau, Professor of Dance and Dean of the College’s School of The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “Louie Strong, P. I., One Evening… 1940’s… Rochester, NY,” is a jazz dance theatre piece reminiscent of private investigator characters Mickey Spillane and Mike Hammer during the film noir period. This new work has been made in collaboration with individuals from 10 different departments, including faculty member James Whorton, Jr. (English), who wrote the narrative, and student Jonathan Allentoff (Arts for Children/Music) who composed an original score for this performance.
“marzipan paste & other curiosities,” choreographed by Assistant Professor Karl Rogers, finds inspiration in the creative world of Yves Saint Laurent. His rich choreography is further enhanced by newly hired costumer Scholl’s detailed costumes, as influenced by the famous fashion designer’s collections.
The choreography and costume design for Kevin Warner’s piece, “Xenia,” is inspired by Greek and Turkish folk and character dances. Fifteen women perform his movement in this eclectic celebration of cultures both near and far. Other works include premieres by William (Bill) Evans, James Hansen, Maura Keefe, Mariah Maloney, Suzanne Oliver, and Kevin Warner.
According to Maura Keefe, Artistic Director and Chair of the Department of Dance, “We are thrilled to showcase the faculty’s work in Rose L. Strasser Studio this year. Director of Dance Production Benoit Beauchamp will transform the large dance studio into a top-notch performance venue. Rather than performing in the proscenium space of Hartwell Dance Theatre, the audience is seated close to the performance space on three sides. This provides the audience and choreographers alike the opportunity to view this concert from a variety of angles, putting perspective at the forefront of the creative process.”
More than 60 graduate and undergraduate dancers, from as near as Rochester and as far away as Stavanger, Norway, were selected by audition to perform the faculty’s creative research in DANSCORE. The talented dancers exemplify why the Department of Dance was selected by the College at Brockport as a “program of distinction.”
Any previously unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the Hartwell Box Office one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets for the Hochstein performance can be purchased by charge card by calling the Tower Box Office, but on the night of the performance, only cash and checks will be accepted at the Hochstein Box Office.
Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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