Mon, Nov 19, 2018 — 2:04 am
Events and Activities
DANCE/Hartwell Includes Graduate and Undergraduate Choreography
The Department of Dance at The College at Brockport presents performances of DANCE/Hartwell on Thursday, October 25, through Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Hartwell Dance Theater in Hartwell Hall on the Brockport campus. All performances begin at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices for all performances are $17/General, $12/Seniors, College at Brockport Alumni, Faculty and Staff and $9/Students.
The department is making an effort to meet demand from the community to see their often sold-out dance concerts. They have instituted Community Previews, for which there will be 100 tickets available for $5 each (by the usual means) for many of their performances. The Hartwell preview will take place on Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 pm. These showings will not qualify for required student attendance.
Artistic director and faculty member, Tammy Carrasco, has curated a program of innovative work by up-and-coming choreographers within the undergraduate and graduate programs. This year’s DANCE/Hartwell features works from an array of student voices from within the dance department, where the topic of difference is paramount, running like an undercurrent through several dances. In particular, graduating senior Joyce Edwards presents a trio that skillfully merges African diasporic movement with contemporary modern dance. Stemming from her interest in the Africanist principle that the living coexist with the deceased, Edwards’ powerful work echoes like a ritualistic call, channeling ancestors and marking the three performers as vehicles of the past, present, and future.
DANCE/Hartwell also features Austen Kelly’s choreographic voice, one that poetically sheds light on a disability that both “cloaks” and empowers him. In a work that artfully merges text and movement, Kelly’s choreography and solo performance chips away at the de-stigmatization of autism, celebrating disability as a vital aspect of a beautifully colorful and complex world