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Be inspired to dance

Tue, 12 Feb 2019

The ninth annual inspireDance Festival features more than 30 events, performances, and master classes covering many dance styles, for newcomers and experienced dancers alike.

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Public health joins dance to put arts into action

Thu, 10 Jan 2019

In an effort to understand how to initiate change in a community, students in an Arts and Activism course, and their counterparts in an Environmental Health and Justice course, met up in Rochester dance studio to create some new moves.

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‘Fringe allows me to push myself to do things I don’t normally get to do’

Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Rochester Fringe Festival is one of the fastest growing in the United States, with performances from many University students, faculty, and staff. Six of those performers share what makes Fringe special.

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Missy Pfohl Smith named director of Institute for Performing Arts

Tue, 03 Jul 2018

The Institute for Performing Arts was formed in 2015 to bring together the disciplines of music, theater, and dance into a collaborative venture. Smith, who also serves as the director of the Program of Movement and Dance, is appointed to a three-year term

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Understanding the biology of grief through dance

Tue, 08 May 2018

Erin Dong ’18 didn't start dancing until she came to college. Now as she graduates with a double major in biology and dance, she is combining her two fields to explore how the body experiences both the emotional and physical aspects of grieving.

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Students learn the art of community change through dance

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

How can high school students inspire political and social change with the instuments of dance, theater, and visual art? University of Rochester students in the Program of Dance and Movement are working with local high schools to answer that question.

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