Koshare Dance Returns to the Smith

Following last year's record-setting production, the Koshare Dance Collective performed for its third year at the Smith Opera House on Seneca Street in Geneva. This year's event, which showcased more than 130 dancers in pieces choreographed by 24 HWS students, took place on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. "Every year, the choreography and performances as a whole are a bit higher in artisti...  More >>

Zippin '07 Featured in Dance Teacher Magazine

Dance therapist Jessica Zippin '07 was recently featured in the October 2015 edition of Dance Teacher Magazine for her work as the director of the dance/movement therapy program of the Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts. The article, "The Power of Dance," discusses how Zippin uses dance as a therapeutic tool to help children with autism, cognitive and/or severe emotional disabilitie...  More >>

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

The new performing arts building at the heart of the Hobart and William Smith campus - which will unite academic and performance spaces for theatre, music, dance, and media and society - has been officially named the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts in honor of President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan. The announcement was made on Friday, Oct. 23 during a commemorative cornerstone in...  More >>

Argentine Tango at HWS and Smith Opera House

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Dance Department, together with the campus Latin American Organization, the Office of Intercultural Affairs and Geneva Tango, are sponsoring a master class and workshop with professional Argentine Tango dancer and instructor Richard Council. Argentine Tango is a dance that draws on a vocabulary of movements to be used in a physical dial...  More >>

HWS Dance Links Generations

United by their association to the HWS Dance Department, William Smith alumnae Jeanne Schickler Compisi '96 and Kaitley Wozer '15 recently shared the stage at the popular First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival alongside professional dance colleagues in pieces choreographed by Professor of Dance and Coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Dance...  More >>