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 >>

HWS Dance Performs Social Justice Project

Donna Davenport, professor of dance and coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program, and Kelly Johnson, assistant professor of dance, have been commissioned by BioDance, a Rochester contemporary dance company, to choreograph socially conscious dance for the company and perform in upcoming Geva Theater concerts. As a part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, the BIO/DANCE & SO...  More >>

Dance Collaborates with Local Youth

Associate Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier's course, "Community Arts," engaged with local youth on a semester-long collaborative dance program. The initiative focused on promoting wellness and social change through collaborations with staff and students from Hillside Children's Center - Varick Campus, a care facility for children and teens. The Hillside staff and students joined Whittier's "Co...  More >>

Faculty Dance Concert April 23-25

Featuring seven choreographers, 33 HWS dancers and three Dance Department faculty performers, the widely-popular annual Faculty Dance Concert will be held on campus in Winn-Seeley Theatre for its 2015 program, bringing together the HWS community and members of the public alike. This year's shows will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, Ap...  More >>

Renowned Flamenco Group Visits

The HWS Dance Department is pleased to announce the upcoming teaching and performing residency of A Palo Seco, a New York City-based Flamenco music and dance company. The residency will take place from Wednesday, April 15 to Friday, April 17. "A Palo Seco" is a phrase that refers to a bare-bones style of flamenco music, often consisting of singing or percussion alone; this stripped-down aesthetic...  More >>

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