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Tag: Missy Pfohl Smith

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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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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University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

University builds bridges to community through Fringe Fest

September 22, 2017

Students, faculty, and alumni take their unique perspectives on difficult and controversial conversations into the community as part of the annual arts fest.

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Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

November 18, 2016

On Display, a “deconstructed art exhibit,” explores the diversity of the human form. The piece been performed around the world and had its Rochester premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in October. A December performance is planned at the Disability Studies Cluster conference.

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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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Rochesterians doing great things behind the scenes

Rochesterians doing great things behind the scenes

December 30, 2015

Missy Pfohl Smith, the artistic director of the local modern dance company BIODANCE, has a unique talent for creating socially-conscious works — works that reflect on our interactions (or lack of) with others.

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<em>Compartmented:</em> Regional artists to perform in historic space

Compartmented: Regional artists to perform in historic space

December 2, 2015

Seventeen artists from the region will take over ‘The Sunday School’ located in the back of the Rochester Lyric Opera Theatre for two evenings of site-specific installations, dance, and performance art organized by the University’s Program of Dance and Movement.

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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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Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

Hip-Hop, Modern Dance and More

January 29, 2013

The third annual inspireDance festival continues to showcase the rich diversity of dance and movement styles found throughout the Rochester community.

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