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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2013

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

WILDCARD Dance Event to be Held at Visual Studies Workshop

Dance event is Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 4 and 7:30 pm.

Brockport, NY – Matthew Frazier-Smith and Angie Muzzy present WILDCARD, a dance event, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 4 and 7:30 pm. The concert will be held at Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince St, Rochester, NY. Both Frazier-Smith and Muzzy are MFA candidates in the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport. The department is a sponsor of the concert, which is in partial fulfillment of an MFA degree. This performance will display two unique approaches to the craft of modern dance choreography. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com (search: WILDCARD) or at the door (cash only) for $10 (General Admission) or $5 (Students). For more information, please contact amuzz1@brockport.edu.

Frazier-Smith, a native of North Carolina, will premiere his new quartet entitled “Different Cut, Same Cloth.” Utilizing rhythmic clarity and quirky athleticism, his new work investigates character, diversity, group dynamics, and theatricality. Frazier-Smith is currently a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Dance. He is researching how choreography is framed or placed in context in order to build relationships between audience members and performers. He has received the Ernestine Ford Scholarship in Dance, Monserrat Award, and several student travel grants from the College. His choreography has been presented nationally and internationally.

Muzzy presents her premiere of “The Harder They Fall,” a 25-minute piece for five women, including herself, exploring the themes of female identity, pugilism, and coolness on stage. Muzzy’s choreographic research led her to push the boundaries of female identity by imitating and exaggerating the normative attributes that are seen in the existing patriarchal society of the United States. By acknowledging that the “aesthetic of cool” has been objectified as a male characteristic, she poses the question “Are women cool?” Muzzy, who grew up in the hills of Western Massachusetts, is currently a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Dance. She has been awarded the Payton Choreographic Scholarship, Monserrat Award, and Friends of Brockport Dance Award. She has recently showcased her work at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, and was a selected gala performer/choreographer at the American College Dance Festival this past March. -end-


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