Author Archives: Liz Osborn

Dancing, Sweating, Bowling, Creating, and Smiling: Doug Varone and Dancers 14th Annual Summer Workshop

By Angie Muzzy Over 50 participants from around the world came to The College at Brockport’s Department of Dance to study for three weeks with Doug Varone and Dancers. I was fortunate enough to be one of them. Allow me … Continue reading

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Bill Evans Teachers’ Intensive

By Bethany Fagan This past week I had the pleasure of attending the 37th Annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance, hosted at The College of Brockport. Formatted as a Teacher’s Intensive, it brought together dance educators from all over. … Continue reading

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International Conference on Teaching Somatics-Based Dance Technique

By William Evans, Visiting Professor of Dance From June 20 through June 23, 2013, the Dance Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport served as hosts to more than 70 … Continue reading

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Take the Ghanaian Traditions to the Next Level

By Oluyinka Akinjiola This year’s Sankofa African Dance & Drum Ensemble featured guest artist Yesutor Kotoka and her choreography Adzogbo. With only two trips to our campus Kotoka set her choreography on the Sankofa ensemble. This 16-minute work included five … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Scholars Represent Brockport at NCUR in Wisconsin

By Maya Gonzalez It was an honor and a privilege to attend and present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) this spring. The conference, held at the University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse, hosted an amalgam of different research projects, … Continue reading

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A Reason to Kick Up Your Heels

By Adrian Safar The Brockport Student Chapter of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) have high hopes that some old-time community building might just rub off on our 21st century families. This group, driven by ideas centered on interaction between … Continue reading

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Brockport on the Road: Reflections from the American College Dance Festival

Fresh off a week of Spring Break, a group of dancers from Brockport embarked on a trip to Hofstra University on Long Island for the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) from March 25-28. Below are accounts from two students on … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: DANCE/Strasser

DANCE/Strasser, featuring choreography by undergraduate and graduate students from The College at Brockport’s nationally renowned Department of Dance, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, April 4 – 6, 2013, at 7:30 pm in Rose L. Strasser Studio in Hartwell Hall, … Continue reading

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This Week: David Dorfman Dance Guest Artist Residency!

It’s finally here, Guest Artist week in the Department of Dance! As promised, David Dorfman is here, along with his company to spend the week teaching, rehearsing, participating in a panel discussion, and performing. Some upcoming highlights: Wednesday 2:30pm in … Continue reading

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Welcoming A New Costume Designer

By Erin Lowden This past semester the department had the wonderful opportunity of welcoming a new costume designer to our community. Emma Scholl, former manager of the costume shop at The Hanger Theatre in Ithaca, NY, is now our full … Continue reading

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