Author Archives: Allison Bohman

Generating Momentum with the Philosophy of Dance

By Allison Bohman, based on an interview with Ian Heckman Ian Heckman, originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an MA in dance studies candidate at The College at Brockport: The State University of New York. He will be graduating in only … Continue reading

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Sankofa: A Year of Celebration and Remembrance

By Daniel Reichert This year, Sankofa will be a special celebration commemorating the life and work of Clyde Alafiju Morgan, who will be retiring this year, and Khalid Abdul N’Faly Saleem.  Many guest choreographers have come to Brockport to set … Continue reading

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The Perfect Blend of Imperfection: Chamber Ballet Brockport

(Photo: CBB company members, Maleda Funk and Konrad Morawski.  Photo by Matthew Yeoman, The College at Brockport) By Sara Palmisano One of the most gratifying experiences that dance offers an artist is an unlimited number of experiences. One dance, with … Continue reading

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Transcending Cultural Barriers…Through Balloons?

By Ian Heckman The image of balloons conjures up visions of children, birthday parties, revelry, laughter, and joyfulness. It may even make you remember a particularly special birthday party you had as a child. But in Siwen Jiang’s MFA thesis, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Guest Artist Visits

By Christina Williams Walking into yet another guest artist master class was a gift for me as a student. It’s often mentally challenging and physically demanding to allow your mind and body to constantly experience different dance forms, however it’s … Continue reading

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Faculty Interview: Mariah Maloney

Written by Morgan Bernat (MFA candidate) Based on an interview with Mariah Maloney (Assistant Professor) As students we often have the pleasure of hearing about our professor’s lives outside of the university. I had the opportunity to sit down with … Continue reading

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Brockport Dancers at ACDA

By Marissa Subik On Wednesday March 11th, 2015 a group of Brockport dancers and faculty traveled to the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA) which was held at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Jordan Lloyd’s solo “Pieces of Intention,” Andrea … Continue reading

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An Interview With Guest Artist Laura Peterson

“You don’t have to put yourself in the dance, you’re already there. You are enough.” -An informal interview with guest artist Laura Peterson by Christina Williams- Brooklyn-based Laura Peterson was warmly welcomed into our department a few weeks ago as … Continue reading

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MFA Thesis Premieres This Weekend in DANCE/Strasser

By Sara Caplan Third-year MFA candidate Bethany Good will premiere her choreographic thesis in Spring DANCE/Strasser. Friends of Brockport Dance Blog sat down to chat with Bethany about her work. What themes are you exploring in your work? Bethany: In … Continue reading

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Dance Works: A Passionate Evening of Explorations

By Chloe London This Saturday, the Student Dance Organization (SDO) presented their second annual student-choreographed show: Dance Works. Having the opportunity to present it in The Union Ballroom, SDO decided to create a four-sided theater, leaving the idea of “front” … Continue reading

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