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With ‘Flight of Sites,’ students and faculty set choreography to campus architecture

With ‘Flight of Sites,’ students and faculty set choreography to campus architecture

October 30, 2020

Flight of Sites: Dances in Innovative Spaces, a two-day concert featuring student and faculty choreography, embraced both an outdoor and online audience experience.

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Love of the dance floor: 10 years of inspireDANCE

Love of the dance floor: 10 years of inspireDANCE

February 13, 2020

The inspireDANCE Festival—a signature event from the University’s Program of Dance and Movement—features nine days of more than 30 master classes, workshops, and performances on the River Campus.

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

Spotlight on the performing arts: Visiting theater director opens 30th anniversary season

October 9, 2019

Kate Eminger—a director and filmmaker based in New York—is visiting guest director of the International Theatre Program’s production of The Grown-Up, a play that, as she says, “captures this idea that there’s magic in everyday life.”

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

Spotlight on the performing arts: Alumni on the Fringe

September 16, 2019

Siena Facciolo ’19 and Chris Palace ’18 worked together on musical projects while students at the University of Rochester, and as alumni that work continues at the Rochester Fringe Festival.

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University on the Fringe

University on the Fringe

September 6, 2019

We ask a few University participants in this year’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival what draws them to the Fringe, and what—besides their own shows—they recommend attending.

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Spring weekend of shows explores dance, collaboration

Spring weekend of shows explores dance, collaboration

April 10, 2019

Spring Explorations and Experimental Dances, or “S.E.E.D.,” features original work from student choreographers and composers, alongside renowned choreographer David Dorfman and performances from Rochester faculty.

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Be inspired to dance

Be inspired to dance

February 12, 2019

The ninth annual inspireDance Festival features more than 30 events, performances, and master classes covering many dance styles, for newcomers and experienced dancers alike.

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‘Working on small things’

‘Working on small things’

February 12, 2019

Nigel Maister has a foothold in music, theater, writing, and visual arts. In the first of a series of interviews with performing arts leaders, the theater program director describes how curiosity keeps his work fresh.

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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

August 29, 2018

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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Missy Pfohl Smith named director of Institute for Performing Arts

Missy Pfohl Smith named director of Institute for Performing Arts

July 3, 2018

The Institute for Performing Arts was formed in 2015 to bring together the disciplines of music, theater, and dance into a collaborative venture. Smith, who also serves as the director of the Program of Movement and Dance, is appointed to a three-year term

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