University of Rochester Program of Dance & Movement




PREPOSITIONS AND A PIANO: An Afternoon with Claire Porter

Sat. Oct. 18, 4pm, Spurrier Dance Studio Tickets available at the Common Market and if available, at the door, $10 General, $5 Students

Claire Porter, a master of comedic movement monologues (“one of the wittiest in the business”, New York Times) will bring five vignettes to our stage, each celebrating the music of our everyday lives. In Piano Porter portrays an elegant concert pianist whose piano has not yet arrived and as she stalls she slyly addresses the concept of mistakes. In the poetic Homestretch Porter portrays the elongated task of arriving home after an exhausting workday. Joining Porter in Falling for Prepositions is soprano Marla Berg as they address the beauty of prepositions with songs composed by Mary Ellen Childs. Prepositions was created with support from a Live Music for Dance Grant and a Residency at The Baryshnikov Arts Center. “It had the audience in stitches”, Mark Horning, Arts & Exhibits Newsletter, Cleveland OH.

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"Frames of Mind" Faculty Concert

Friday, November 14th @ 7:00pm

Tickets $5/Students & $7/General public - on sale @ Common Market in Wilson Commons in November


All workshops are free and located at the University of Rochester Spurrier Dance Studio.

Humanities Project, "The Veils of Salome,"

Oct 8-10th.

Technique Class taught by Molly Christie

Friday, Oct. 3 12:30pm-1:45pm Katherine Dunham Technique Class taught by Molly Christie

"The Veils of Salomé"

Friday, October 10th 2:00pm-4:00pm

"The Veils of Salomé" will bring together, at the University of Rochester, a distinguished group of scholars and performers (including Betty Jenkins & Deirdre Towers) to present and discuss images of Salomé as a focus for the study of intersections between religion, the arts, and gender over the centuries. The Event will also include a participatory Middle Eastern Dance Workshop.

Text & Movement Workshop (Creating work through writing and moving)

Friday, Oct 17th 12:30pm-1:45pm Workshop with Claire Porter:

Workshops with Sonam Targee "Intro to Ayurveda"

Wednesday, October 29th 1:50-3:15pm & 3:25pm-4:40pm

Workshop with Dr Joanne Wu -Flow Yoga, Partner Acrobatics and Improvisation

Friday, November 7th 3:30-5:30pm

See past events and workshops