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Q&A with the Director of the Institute for the Performing Arts

Q&A with the Director of the Institute for the Performing Arts

October 22, 2018

Newly appointed as director of the Institute for the Performing Arts, Missy Pfohl Smith talks about ideas and aspirations for the institute and discusses the status of the Sloan Performing Arts Center, slated to be operational by Fall 2020.

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inspireDANCE festival kicks off Jan. 27

inspireDANCE festival kicks off Jan. 27

January 15, 2016

Choreographer Jane Comfort’s provocative contemporary dance/theatre piece, “Beauty,” takes a close look at the American notion of female perfection.

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inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer  Jane Comfort and Company

inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

December 23, 2015

The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

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Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

Kate Weare Dance Company explores contemporary intimacy, truth

November 5, 2015

The New York City-based dance company’s work explores contemporary views of intimacy and truth telling, such as the need for safety, longing to connect, and the desire to be seen.

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Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year’s Fringe Festival

Rochester on the Fringe: Your guide to University performers at this year’s Fringe Festival

September 15, 2015

From September 17-26, students, faculty, staff, and alumni from across the University — including the After Hours student a capella ensemble above — will participate in the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival in downtown Rochester.

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University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

University to introduce Institute for Performing Arts

May 7, 2015

The institute will serve as a center for performance programs on the River Campus, aiming to further inspire students with or without prior training or experience to explore a variety of aesthetic art forms and opportunities. The institute will strengthen the relationships among the College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery.

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2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

April 3, 2015

University students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Day of the Arts 2015: Silence,which includes five events centered on the question “What is Silence?” This two-day series starting on Wednesday, April 8, explores movement, dance, art, and music.

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Rochester choreographers receive Lillian Fairchild Award for commitment to community

Rochester choreographers receive Lillian Fairchild Award for commitment to community

January 30, 2015

The Department of English has named N’jelle Gage and Guy Thorne of FuturPointe Dance the recipients of the 2014 Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award.

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Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

Fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival features roster of renowned artists

January 23, 2015

From contemporary to ballet, hip-hop to tango, more than 30 performances, master classes and workshops taught by guest artists and faculty will be available to the general public at the fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival, the University’s annual celebration of dance and community.

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Spirit of old Vienna returns at 29th annual Viennese Ball

Spirit of old Vienna returns at 29th annual Viennese Ball

October 21, 2014

Sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Ballroom Dancing Club, the event will include a string quartet of Eastman School musicians, a local Rochester dance troupe, and the Argentinian tango club.

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