Department of Dance/Brockport

Department of Dance/Brockport Excellent Academic Education in Dance Located in Up State New York, the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport is committed with students success in the dance field through their MFA, MA, BFA, BA/BS programs.

Students from any of these academic tracks have countless opportunities to choreograph and perform inside and outside the institution. In addition, the students are exposed to a rigorous critical thinking about the dance field, and are encouraged to explore their full capacity as artist, educators and scholars. Please visit our official website for more information.

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Tonight is the last night to see DANSCORE at Hartwell Hall!! This concert is composed of faculty and guest artist work a...
11/20/2021

Tonight is the last night to see DANSCORE at Hartwell Hall!! This concert is composed of faculty and guest artist work and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Megan Deshotel, one of our third year grad students, is currently working hard to warm the dancers up on this chilly night. We hope to see you in the audience! 👯💙✨

It’s night two of DANSCORE!! Here we have Zoe Cushman Walders, one of our first year graduate students, leading the grou...
11/19/2021

It’s night two of DANSCORE!! Here we have Zoe Cushman Walders, one of our first year graduate students, leading the group warmup. If you come to the show, you’ll get to see her and all of these other awesome dancers perform. Tonight’s show starts at 7:30, we hope to see you there! 🎫👯🌟

DANSCORE opens in less than an hour!! Here’s a behind the scenes look at cast warmups led by 2nd year graduate student M...
11/18/2021

DANSCORE opens in less than an hour!! Here’s a behind the scenes look at cast warmups led by 2nd year graduate student Mark Malcom. Wishing a fun and successful opening night to everyone involved! 💙✨👯

The last performance of DANCE/Hartwell is tonight at 7:30! Will we see you there?Here are the dancers with Sarah Jacobs ...
10/30/2021

The last performance of DANCE/Hartwell is tonight at 7:30! Will we see you there?

Here are the dancers with Sarah Jacobs in company class getting warmed up for the night. Congratulations to everyone involved for making our first performance of the semester such a huge success. It’s so wonderful to see live dance back at Brockport!! 👯💃🏻🕺🏻🤩

It’s almost time for another performance of DANCE/Hartwell! The dancers are currently getting warmed up and ready for th...
10/29/2021

It’s almost time for another performance of DANCE/Hartwell! The dancers are currently getting warmed up and ready for the night in company class with Stevie Oakes. 🤩👯 Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 and we have one more performance at the same time tomorrow. You won’t want to miss this!

The first night of DANCE/Hartwell was a success! Here’s a peek backstage of tonight’s company class warmup taught by thi...
10/29/2021

The first night of DANCE/Hartwell was a success! Here’s a peek backstage of tonight’s company class warmup taught by third year graduate student Megan Deshotel. If you missed tonight’s show, there are two more performances this Friday and Saturday night at 7:30. Come on out and support these incredible artists! 🩰💃🏻🕺🏻👯

Hello! This week is a second week of the Rochester Fringe Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity to see performances, whi...
09/21/2021
Capsule (32020-32520) - Tickets and Shows - Show - KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Hello! This week is a second week of the Rochester Fringe Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity to see performances, which feature our students, faculty and alumni. Here are links to some of the dance shows:
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/in-process-of-being
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/dancing-out-of-the-dust
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/at-home-with-garth-fagan-dance
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/wild-gestures-dance-a-compilation-of-repertory
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/commotion-dance-theater-1
https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/capsule-32020-32520

Capsule (32020-32520) On Demand “Capsule (32020-32520)” was created during the initial spread of the COVID-19 virus to the U.S. in March 2020. A series of improvisations captured over the course of six days, the work documents the geographical and emotional transition of moving out of school dor...

Join us TONIGHT at 5pm in Hartwell.Donations are welcome to help support the important work of dance, joy, and community...
08/18/2021

Join us TONIGHT at 5pm in Hartwell.

Donations are welcome to help support the important work of dance, joy, and community.

Join us TONIGHT at 5pm in Hartwell.

Donations are welcome to help support the important work of dance, joy, and community.

Today’s the day! We start our Brockport Summer Dance 2021, kicking off with afternoon improvisation & house classes with...
08/16/2021
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Today’s the day! We start our Brockport Summer Dance 2021, kicking off with afternoon improvisation & house classes with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.

Haven’t registered yet?! We’ll happily get you all situated at 1pm today in Hartwell Hall!

Thinking about dropping in? Definitely! Just bring your mask and your dancin’ feet.

This annual workshop is hosted by SUNY Brockport's Department of Dance - we are thrilled to offer this year's immersive experience virtually.

08/12/2021

Have you registered yet?!

Brockport Summer Dance 2021 welcomes Nicolette Ferguson alongside Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris for two weeks of dance and community magic. Join us! Starting this Monday, 16 August!

Greg and Mariah will be leading a mindfulness practice at 8pm on Wednesday, if you'd like to join us. Get in touch with ...
06/08/2021

Greg and Mariah will be leading a mindfulness practice at 8pm on Wednesday, if you'd like to join us. Get in touch with Greg if you're interested in coming in-person, otherwise go to southwedgemission.org/mindfulvespers for the zoom or facebook live links!

Mariah Maloney, Artistic Director of Mariah Maloney Dance originally from Homer, Alaska is a New York based dance artist. From 1995-2002 she performed, lectured and taught internationally as a dancer with the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Mariah is an Associate Professor at SUNY Brockport.

We will ALSO be joined by Anaar Desi-Stephens on violin and voice! Anaar is a professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music.

I'm really excited for this practice!

Links at:
www.southwedgemission.org/mindfulvespers

05/14/2021

As we witness our students in DANCE Strasser films, Sankofa, MFA Theses Films, Scholar’s Day and these Improvisation site specific explorations, we see deep maturity, artistry, joy and presence. Celebrating our seniors and MFA candidates, class of 2021, it is our pleasure to be on this journey with you! Congratulations!

https://today.brockport.edu/calendar/fine_arts/all

This video welcomes our newest department members as they explore culminating works as part of their improvisation class.

This year we explored all learning options. Some 100% virtual, some at home part of the time, some in the studio with their faculty member in person or on a screen. This week improvisation met In person outside. Carrying our iphones, we connected across the campus in person and virtually as some students tuned in from home in the NYC area. Congratulations everyone!

This Wednesday at 8pm, one of our musicians, Greg Woodsbie, will be leading a unique combined mindfulness practice/perfo...
05/03/2021
Mindful Vespers

This Wednesday at 8pm, one of our musicians, Greg Woodsbie, will be leading a unique combined mindfulness practice/performance with the amazing dancer Kristina Berger, principal with the Erick Hawkins Company and longtime Horton master.

If you’re not a mover, this will give you some bite size experience of what a dancer feels as they use the instrument of their body to explore the realm of the psyche and spirit.

If you are a mover, this is a practice of not just how we communicate (our technique) but why and how we look deeply for what we have to communicate about. How do we do the mental work we need to support our artistry?

Either way, we think it will be a restorative and beautiful experience in these stressful times.

http://southwedgemission.org/mindfulvespers/

If you can't make it this week, this is an open, ongoing, weekly practice combining music and meditation.

Mindful Vespers Mindful Vespers: Interspiritual Practice at the Intersection of Music and Mindfulness Wednesdays – 8pm EST Zoom, Facebook Live and In Person(coming soon) Click to Join us on ZOOM Click to view on Facebook Live Click to explore past practices on YouTube +UPCOMING PRACTICES: Weds May...

this week in Open Community Class news:MFA alumna, Jenny Showalter-Miller of Treeline Dance Saturday, 4/24 at 10am ESTZo...
04/22/2021

this week in Open Community Class news:
MFA alumna, Jenny Showalter-Miller of Treeline Dance
Saturday, 4/24 at 10am EST
Zoom Link in comments!

Modern/Contemporary Grooves with Jenny Showalter-Miller will be a 1 hour exploration of full-bodied phrases to get your blood flowing. We will explore connectivity based principles that will facilitate trusting your instincts as a dancer and mover!

this week in Open Community Class news:
MFA alumna, Jenny Showalter-Miller of Treeline Dance
Saturday, 4/24 at 10am EST
Zoom Link in comments!

Modern/Contemporary Grooves with Jenny Showalter-Miller will be a 1 hour exploration of full-bodied phrases to get your blood flowing. We will explore connectivity based principles that will facilitate trusting your instincts as a dancer and mover!

Join us!! This Saturday we’re thrilled to enjoy Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.ZoomSaturday, 4/171...
04/15/2021

Join us!! This Saturday we’re thrilled to enjoy Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.
Zoom
Saturday, 4/17
10am EST
ALL are welcome!

——
BIO:
Mark Schmidt is a choreographer, performer and educator who first found solace on the dance floors of New York’s 1990s gay clubs and underground house scene. He holds a BA with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the New School for Social Research and MFA in Performance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport. Mark is a cabaret law reform activist and formerly served as the curatorial committee vice chair at Dance Parade Inc. from 2014-2018.

Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred multidisciplinary choreographer, performer and performance curator whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation. Her stage, video, curatorial and XR projects have been featured all over the United States as well as abroad. She advocates for equitable and sustainable practices in art making as a member of several collectives. Full bio at remitharris.

As a duo they have collaborated on multiple projects including artistic music videos, concert stage performance, lecture demonstrations, rooftop performance parties, and guest artist teaching. Pulling from their postmodern, improvisation, and highly physical methodologies, Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris create unique worlds that explore affirmation, inclusivity and the joy of dance.

CLASS:
This session will combine improvisation, learning and performance techniques from club culture and contemporary dance composition. To begin, we will collectively play with a gentle guided improvisation looking at joint mobility and fluidity as a way to warm up the system. We then will move into our shared practice, "Adaptation", to make space for witnessing and being witnessed. Using foundational house dance vocabulary and what we already harness, we will explore improvisational elements in the club setting as we culminate our time together with a dance party. As part of our shared practice, we will ponder how limitations in space can create new possibilities while supporting our joy and connection with each other.

Join us!! This Saturday we’re thrilled to enjoy Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.
Zoom
Saturday, 4/17
10am EST
ALL are welcome!

——
BIO:
Mark Schmidt is a choreographer, performer and educator who first found solace on the dance floors of New York’s 1990s gay clubs and underground house scene. He holds a BA with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the New School for Social Research and MFA in Performance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport. Mark is a cabaret law reform activist and formerly served as the curatorial committee vice chair at Dance Parade Inc. from 2014-2018.

Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred multidisciplinary choreographer, performer and performance curator whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation. Her stage, video, curatorial and XR projects have been featured all over the United States as well as abroad. She advocates for equitable and sustainable practices in art making as a member of several collectives. Full bio at remitharris.

As a duo they have collaborated on multiple projects including artistic music videos, concert stage performance, lecture demonstrations, rooftop performance parties, and guest artist teaching. Pulling from their postmodern, improvisation, and highly physical methodologies, Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris create unique worlds that explore affirmation, inclusivity and the joy of dance.

CLASS:
This session will combine improvisation, learning and performance techniques from club culture and contemporary dance composition. To begin, we will collectively play with a gentle guided improvisation looking at joint mobility and fluidity as a way to warm up the system. We then will move into our shared practice, "Adaptation", to make space for witnessing and being witnessed. Using foundational house dance vocabulary and what we already harness, we will explore improvisational elements in the club setting as we culminate our time together with a dance party. As part of our shared practice, we will ponder how limitations in space can create new possibilities while supporting our joy and connection with each other.

This Saturday! Join us for Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris. ALL are welcome to dive in from home......
04/15/2021

This Saturday!
Join us for Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.
ALL are welcome to dive in from home...

Zoom
Sat 4/17/21
10am EST

BIO:
Mark Schmidt is a choreographer, performer and educator who first found solace on the dance floors of New York’s 1990s gay clubs and underground house scene. He holds a BA with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the New School for Social Research and MFA in Performance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport. Mark is a cabaret law reform activist and formerly served as the curatorial committee vice chair at Dance Parade Inc. from 2014-2018.

Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred multidisciplinary choreographer, performer and performance curator whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation. Her stage, video, curatorial and XR projects have been featured all over the United States as well as abroad. She advocates for equitable and sustainable practices in art making as a member of several collectives. Full bio at remitharris.

As a duo they have collaborated on multiple projects including artistic music videos, concert stage performance, lecture demonstrations, rooftop performance parties, and guest artist teaching. Pulling from their postmodern, improvisation, and highly physical methodologies, Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris create unique worlds that explore affirmation, inclusivity and the joy of dance.

CLASS:
This session will combine improvisation, learning and performance techniques from club culture and contemporary dance composition. To begin, we will collectively play with a gentle guided improvisation looking at joint mobility and fluidity as a way to warm up the system. We then will move into our shared practice, "Adaptation", to make space for witnessing and being witnessed. Using foundational house dance vocabulary and what we already harness, we will explore improvisational elements in the club setting as we culminate our time together with a dance party. As part of our shared practice, we will ponder how limitations in space can create new possibilities while supporting our joy and connection with each other.

This Saturday!
Join us for Open Community Class with Mark Schmidt & Remi Harris.
ALL are welcome to dive in from home...

Zoom
Sat 4/17/21
10am EST

BIO:
Mark Schmidt is a choreographer, performer and educator who first found solace on the dance floors of New York’s 1990s gay clubs and underground house scene. He holds a BA with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the New School for Social Research and MFA in Performance and Choreography from SUNY Brockport. Mark is a cabaret law reform activist and formerly served as the curatorial committee vice chair at Dance Parade Inc. from 2014-2018.

Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred multidisciplinary choreographer, performer and performance curator whose work explores the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation. Her stage, video, curatorial and XR projects have been featured all over the United States as well as abroad. She advocates for equitable and sustainable practices in art making as a member of several collectives. Full bio at remitharris.

As a duo they have collaborated on multiple projects including artistic music videos, concert stage performance, lecture demonstrations, rooftop performance parties, and guest artist teaching. Pulling from their postmodern, improvisation, and highly physical methodologies, Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris create unique worlds that explore affirmation, inclusivity and the joy of dance.

CLASS:
This session will combine improvisation, learning and performance techniques from club culture and contemporary dance composition. To begin, we will collectively play with a gentle guided improvisation looking at joint mobility and fluidity as a way to warm up the system. We then will move into our shared practice, "Adaptation", to make space for witnessing and being witnessed. Using foundational house dance vocabulary and what we already harness, we will explore improvisational elements in the club setting as we culminate our time together with a dance party. As part of our shared practice, we will ponder how limitations in space can create new possibilities while supporting our joy and connection with each other.

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Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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Located in Up State New York, the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport is committed to student success in the dance field through our MFA, MA, BFA, BA/BS programs. Students from any of these academic tracks have countless opportunities to choreograph and perform inside and outside the institution. In addition, the students are exposed to a rigorous critical thinking about the dance field, and are encouraged to explore their full capacity as artists, educators and scholars. Please visit our official website for more information.

https://www.brockport.edu/academics/dance/

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Brockport Dancers near and far we would love your support as Brockport Alumni Dance Association presents... REVISITED XVII Friday July 26th @ 7:30p The Center for Performance Research Brooklyn, NY. Hurry and order tickets online, they are $5.00 cheaper! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4285386 Did we also mention the raffle?! Enter for a chance to win: 2 Tickets to "The House of Yes" Free Admission to the David Dorfman Dance Summer Intensive A dance photoshoot OR headshot shoot with Rachel Keane A Trader Joes Gift Card A bottle of wine and more... We hope you are able to join us and support the current developments of Brockport Alumni!
**BROCKPORT ALUMNI** The Application for this years Annual Alumni Showcase is OPEN. We are so thrilled to return to The Center for Performance Research on Friday July 26th, and we are hoping you can join us! If you are looking for a place to share something new, something old, or your current developments we hope you consider applying for the showcase. This is an opportunity for alumni past and present to come together, share and celebrate all that is Brockport Dance! For the application, please check the Brockport Dance Alumni page OR email [email protected]. ** You do not have to be the choreographer of the work you submit. It can be work that you are dancing in. As long as a Brockport alum is involved, we would love to support the work! Lastly, we are still looking for volunteers for our selection committee and to help during the actual event. If interested please reach out to [email protected]. We so look forward to hearing from you! - Jordan and Marissa
Less than a week until showtime! Come support Kelsey Donnadieu, Maureen Gorman, and myself as we present our MFA thesis research Moving Minds/Thinking Bodies. March 2nd - 2pm and 7:30pm at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.
Alumni After Party at Alumni House following Fri., Dec. 16 Danscore!
Hi Brockport Dance Community! Last year the elementary school in Brooklyn where I teach partnered with another Bport alum, Jen Dayton and the 92Y, to bring an awesome Hip-Hop artist to our school. We are looking to bring this experience back for our current 4th graders. Share and check out our Donors Choose project to help us reach our goal! Even $1 helps (really it does!).
Can't make it to the entire Falcon Dance summer intensive at Brockport this August? Great news -- we'll have drop-in class rates for Rochester-area folks looking to get their technique in. www.brockport.edu/dance/summerdance. join in!
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***GIVEAWAY**** 2 TICKETS!!! Winner announced Wed, April 18th! Instructions: Like our page, Comment SHARED, share this post! The world-famous BYU (Brigham Young University) Ballroom Dance Company is one of the most distinguished university dance companies in the world. Based in Provo, Utah, this company of 32 dancers – all of whom are full-time students at BYU – will launch the Northeastern U.S. Tour of its current show, Swing ‘n’ Sway, at Kodak Center (200 West Ridge Road) on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the one-night-only, family-friendly performance start at $18 (discounts available*) and can be purchased at tix.byu.edu. Following the performance, audience members are invited to meet members of the renowned company. Not only is BYU Ballroom Dance Company the largest amateur ballroom dance company in the world, but it has performed for millions of people in more than 35 countries. Highlights include extensive travel throughout China, Europe, Russia, Chile, and Argentina – even a command performance for the Royal Princess of Thailand. It was the first American formation team ever to win the British Championships in Blackpool, England, and won again in 2016. The Company also just won the 2017 United States Championship. Swing ‘n’ Sway is a spectacular show that presents ballroom dance in a theatrical environment with a contemporary point of view. Directed and produced by BYU Professor Curt Holman, its compelling and creative choreography seamlessly segues from romantic waltzes to rhythmical sambas and other unexpected surprises. Colorful costumes and innovative, theatrical design give traditional ballroom dances a refreshing and relevant flare that engages the audiences of today. A hallmark of the show includes the Company’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed Ballroom and Latin competition. “They excel not just in formation maneuvers but in unison step-work that’s smooth as honey. Their partnering is seamless for swings and lifts,” wrote George Jackson of The Washington Post. Check out videos at https://youtu.be/FkhMXF13mKA and https://youtu.be/lpkN6_h2GJc. *Students & youth groups can purchase $18 tickets for just $15 each! Group discount available for groups 10 or more purchasing $25 tickets. Please contact Brad at (385) 208-1955.