Jamaican Dancehall on Friday

Master drummer and dance instructor Ezra Barnett will offer a master class for students and HWS community members in the Barn at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 29. Barnett, who will host other events next week as well, will lead participants in an introductory-level Jamaican Dancehall workshop. "This is a lively, colorful kind of dance style that speaks to Jamaican voice and the national identity and cul...  More >>

Gearan Center Opens with Ribbon-Cutting, Dedications

The opening ceremony of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts brought together hundreds of guests on Saturday, Jan. 23 to celebrate the formal unveiling of the building and to thank the donors who made it possible. Designed to enhance the study, practice and experience of music, theatre, dance and media and society, the 65,000-square-foot facility is situated at the heart of the Hobart and Wi...  More >>

Colleges Celebrate Gearan Center Opening

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Hobart and William Smith celebrated the grand opening of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, an extraordinary 65,000-square-foot facility that brings together music, dance, theatre and media and society in a unified academic space for the first time in HWS history. "The performing arts have long been a vital part of the liberal arts education available at Hobart and W...  More >>

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 >>



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