BIODANCE: 12th Anniversary Concert: The College at Brockport

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BIODANCE: 12th Anniversary Concert

Celebrate BIODANCE’s 12th Anniversary at Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage on May 17-19. BIODANCE is a Rochester-based dance company comprised largely of graduates from the Department of Dance.

BIODANCE celebrates its 12th anniversary in four concerts at Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage on May 17-19, featuring a world premiere, two Rochester premieres, and selected repertory from the company’s dozen years of work, including the revival of Heidi Latsky’s Solo Countersolo. Former BIODANCE member Courtney World will return to her hometown of Rochester to perform for this anniversary celebration. BIODANCE is excited to revive Solo Countersolo, a masterwork created by internationally renowned artist Heidi Latsky in 2013 for her NYC-based company. Solo Countersolo focuses on a soloist (Missy Pfohl Smith) as the counterpoint to the ensemble, weaving through a landscape of vigorously moving bodies to British composer Chris Brierley’s passionate score. BIODANCE will premiere Loom, a collaboration between choreographer Missy Pfohl Smith (Artistic Director, BIODANCE, and Director, Program of Dance and Movement, University of Rochester), digital media artist W. Michelle Harris (Associate Professor, RIT), and longtime BIODANCE collaborator and composer Garret Reynolds (MM, Eastman). This visually striking work utilizes motion capture technology and features new live music. The program will also include works from its repertoire including I.T. (2009), with live and original music by composer Mark Oliveri, and No Dancing Allowed (2011), both choreographed by Smith; and Possible Side Effects (2016), choreographed by Jeanne Schickler Compisi. For this special occasion, BIODANCE also commissioned That’s all, folks, a moving work by emerging Maine-based choreographers Flannery Black-Ingersoll and Johanna Hayes that will celebrate its Rochester premiere.

Performers include Jeanne Schickler Compisi, Sarah Dearstyne, Maureen Gorman (current MFA student, Dance), Sarah Johnson (BA & MA, Dance), Natalia Lisina, Nanako Horikawa Mandrino (BFA, Dance), Alaina Olivieri (BA, Dance), Laura M. Regna (BFA & MFA, Dance), Julie Schlafer Rossette (BFA Dance), Jean Michael Rubingu, Missy Pfohl Smith (BFA, Dance), Stuart Tsubota (Biology), and Courtney World (MFA, Dance).

The evening performances on May 17-19 will start at 7 pm. The matinee on May 19 will start at 2 pm. Tickets are available at the link below or at the Geva box office.




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