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For Immediate Release
August 19, 2013

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Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797

Brockport Kicks off Region’s Dance Season with Duets Project

Performances begin Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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Brockport, NY – Rochester’s 2013–2014 dance season starts with a bang the week of Labor Day with performances of diverse new duets. Five distinguished, internationally recognized choreographers were commissioned to create new works for the New York State DanceForce’s Duets Project,, presented by The College at Brockport’s renowned Department of Dance. The nationally recognized faculty was invited to apply for funding to perform a new duet with a partner of their choice, to be created by a recognized choreographer from outside the Rochester region. The concerts take place on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 7:30 pm and on Friday, September 6, with a matinee at 4 pm and a 7:30 pm evening performance in the Hartwell Dance Theater, Kenyon Street, on the Brockport campus. Tickets are $16/General, $11/Seniors, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, and $8.50/Students. They are available online at, by phone at (585) 395-2787, or at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office, 180 Holley Street, Brockport.

Three distinguished New York City curators selected five diverse duets with male, female and mixed pairings, all created by choreographers with distinct movement styles. Two former Trisha Brown Dance Company members, Mariah Maloney and Irene Hultman, will perform a duet directed by Hultman. Karl Rogers (current David Dorfman Dance member) and Meghan Durham Wall perform “Thaw” by Lisa Race and “The Surrogate Dance” by Stephen Koester. William Evans (Bill Evans Dance Company) and Don Halquist perform a duet by master of understated humor Claire Porter (Claire Porter/PORTABLES). Also on the program is a sand dance duet — related to, but different from, tap dancing — created by the choreographer and artistic director of Manhattan Tap, Heather Cornell, which will be performed by Cheryl Johnson and Evans, along with composer/pianist Richard DeLaney, music director of The Mambo Kings.

The Duets Project also features residency activity throughout the week, including a conversation with Jacob’s Pillow scholar-in-residence Maura Keefe and the curators on Thursday afternoon.

Any previously unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the Hartwell Box Office one hour prior to each performance. Advance purchase is strongly suggested. For additional information, please call (585) 395-2787.


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