Brockport Dance Faculty to Be Featured in Fringe Festival
Eight faculty members will participate in 10 different performances.
The annual Rochester Fringe Festival kicks off September 12 and The College at Brockport will be at the center of it. Not only is the College a sponsor of the festival, but it is an active participant.
Eight faculty from Brockport’s nationally recognized Department of Dance will perform during the 11-day event. They are:
Jenise Anthony, Assistant Professor
Khalid Saleem, African Music Specialist
Anthony is the co-director and choreographer and Saleem is the co-director and musical director for Brockport’s renowned Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble, which will perform Echos of Africa: a dynamic celebration of African life and culture in a presentation of traditional and contemporary dance and music.
Central Library, Rochester
Friday, September 21, 9 pm & 10:30 pm
Benoit Beauchamp, Director of Dance Production
Tammy Carrasco, Assistant Professor
Stevie Oakes, Assistant Professor
Beauchamp will serve as the production designer, Carrasco will be a choreographer and a collaborator, and Oakes will be a dancer and a collaborator in a View from Here, a multidisciplinary performance that features movement creating and demolishing space between performers, audience, and ideas that coexist within the work. The split bill program will feature a duet between Carrasco and Oakes.
School of the Arts
September 13 at 5:30 pm and September 16 at 5 pm
Kristin Dowdy, Teaching Graduate Assistant
Dowdy will dance in Invoking Justice, an interactive performance in which the audience decides the fate of Justice after weighting the evidence set forth by the prosecution and the defense.
Geva Theatre Center
September 15 at 1 pm and September 22 at 6:30 pm
She will also dance in Playing with Potential: Expanding the Irish Dance Tradition, an investigation of how traditional Irish dance can exist and thrive within a contemporary context.
School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
September 22 at 1 pm
James Hansen, Professor
Allison Thomashefski, Lecturer
Hansen will choreograph and Thomashefski will dance in Merged 6, a regular CITY Newspaper Critics’ Fringe Pick. This collaboration blends physically exciting movement with multi-media elements, resulting in choreography that is simultaneously thought-provoking to seasoned dance viewers and accessible to first-time audiences.
Geva Theatre Center
September 19 at 7:30 pm, September 20 at 9 pm, and September 22 at 2:30 pm
Thomashefski will also dance in Frazee Feet Dance: A compilation of Choreography by Zachary Frazee. Frazee is a Brockport alumnus who has choreographed three new pieces.