For Immediate Release
November 13, 2013
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Brockport, NY — The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport is proud to announce a special performance of DANSCORE, its annual faculty-choreographed concert, at the Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. This special performance follows two preview performances on Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, at 7:30 pm at the College’s Hartwell Dance Theater, Kenyon Street, Brockport. Ticket prices for all performances are $16/General, $11/Seniors, College at Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff and $8.50/Students and are available online at fineartstix.brockport.edu, by phone at (585) 395-2787 or at the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office. The performance at Hochstein will be followed by a reception, to which the audience is invited. (Please note: Only cash and checks will be accepted at the door for the November 16 performance at Hochstein, though credit cards can be used for tickets purchased in advance.)
The concert’s artistic director, Kevin Warner, is enthusiastic about the performances: “This year’s DANSCORE offers a diverse range of contemporary dance, choreographed by faculty recognized both nationally and internationally for their work, and performed by the most accomplished of the Department’s pre-professional dance majors. The Hochstein performance is an opportunity for Rochester audiences to begin to learn why the department has been recognized as a “Program of Distinction,” and why the department continues to recruit from among the best and brightest dance students in the country.” The sometimes entertaining, sometimes thought-provoking and always engaging 75-minute concert features striking new costumes created by Emma Scholl and lighting by Benoit Beauchamp.
Among works to be presented are six premieres, created especially for this concert. Mariah Maloney’s work emerged from a dialogue with Syracuse-based artist Leo Crandall at the Rochester Fringe Festival, when she and three of her dancers attended his concert. Maloney says, “I was very inspired and have since reached out to him… We are now discussing future collaborations and I am thrilled to be in dialogue with his music in ‘Le Jardin de Vingt Sculptures!’” She also was inspired by her ongoing collaboration with costume designer Emma Scholl, and says that their collaboration “deeply informs this new work and brings the idea of flying, gardens and garden sculptures forward.”
Stevie Oakes, visiting assistant professor, collaborated with her dancers to create “Performance in Process,” a dance on pointe with a modern twist. Oakes presented movement phrases which were crafted and explored by the dancers and coached by student ballet master Zachary Frazee. Oakes then refined and shaped the material into the finished dance that will be presented.
Other premieres will be presented by faculty James Hansen, Juanita Suarez, Kevin Warner and Vanessa VanWormer. Khalid Abdul N’Faly Saleem, musical director of Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble, will also perform an original composition inspired by the African diaspora.
William (Bill) Evans, visiting professor/guest artist, revives a work from 2001, “Colony,” for 15 dancers. This work was inspired by time that Evans spent sharing his dance technique with young Maori artists of the Kahurangi Dance Theatre in Hastings, New Zealand.
-end- Photo: (Photo credit: Rebecca Puretz) 1.DANSCORE, an evening of faculty choreography, will be presented by The College at Brockport at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Two preview performances take place on Thursday and Friday, November 14 and 15, at The College’s Hartwell Dance Theater.
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