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For Immediate Release
March 22, 2013

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

Student Choreography Highlighted in DANCE/Strasser

Performances will begin Thursday April 4

Press Release Photo DANCE/Strasser

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, April 4 – 6, 2013, at 7:30 pm in Rose L. Strasser Studio in Hartwell Hall, Kenyon Street, Brockport. Ticket 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.

The new works included in the showing highlight choreography and performance technique by students in one of the nation’s most respected college dance programs. All of the works go through rigorous adjudication and mentoring processes, in which the Department of Dance’s faculty encourage students to refine their choreographic vision and coach the dancers.

The concert features an MFA thesis project, “Clean This Up and Tie a Pretty Bow on it,” by graduate student Elizabeth Osborn. In this dance, Osborn mines the post-modern choreography of the 1960s to cultivate her own task-based movement vocabulary. This year’s spring concert also features a number of duets in which the choreographers each depict a unique, nuanced relationship between two people. Karl Rogers, assistant professor and artistic director of the concert, comments that “After seeing these works grow through the adjudication process, it is surprising how varied the duet form can be.” On the other side of the spectrum, Justin Bass’ “Vibe” and Christine Benincasa’s “Prism Dream Fragments” are vibrant group works that inhabit the entire stage and display powerhouse dancing. An added attraction to this program will be the winning work of the Student Dance Organization’s “Dancing With the Athletes” competition.

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

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Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan

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