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New Faculty Feature: Jennifer Weber

By Luiza Karnas Following the series of interviews with the new faculty members of the Dance Department, the third and last article features our ballet specialist, Assistant Professor Jennifer Weber. Along with her tremendous knowledge in ballet technique and pedagogy, … Continue reading

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DANSCORE celebrates 50 years of Brockport Dance

The Department of Dance is thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dance Department with a special DANSCORE that includes choreography by three new faculty members, performances by students, faculty, and guest artists, and the Rochester premiere of Trisha … Continue reading

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New Faculty Feature: Jenise Anthony

  By Madeline Kurtz One of the hallmarks of Brockport’s Dance Department is the Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble. This year, the Ensemble assumed new leadership under Assistant Professor Jenise Akilah Anthony. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Anthony brings … Continue reading

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New Faculty Feature: Julia Burrer

By Madeline Kurtz The Department of Dance proudly boasts an impressive roster of faculty, all of whom are leaders in the contemporary dance field. This semester, three new faculty members have joined the mix, including Julia Burrer, whose extensive career … Continue reading

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Danscore 2017

Photo Credit: Matt Yeoman The  Trisha Brown Dance Company Set and Reset/Reset re-staging project is featured  in the most recent edition of  The Port!  Read about our dance majors and this iconic figure in post modern dance. Restaging a Legend

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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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