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We can't believe we are already half way through 2018! Here at GVCA we are excited about what's coming up! Reminder: Unfortunately, today, Friday June 1st, GVCA will be closing at 2:30. We will be open during regular gallery hours on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-3pm....read more
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We invite you to join the staff, board and members of Genesee Valley Council on the Arts for our spring opening reception, Thursday, May 3rd 5pm-7pm. Our newest curated New Deal show is titled, The Healing Properties of Art. Our spring awakening exhibit will be a...read more
Wednesday June 20th performance includes BIODANCE in Solo Countersolo by renowned choreographer Heidi Latsky; and new and repertory dances by Amy Sullivan; Paula J. Peters; newcomer Joshua Lang; visiting artist Gina Bonati; Katherine Marin; and MaryLee Miller. Two People, a new duet choreographed by Roy Wood with Alaina Olivieri explores the impact of gender expectations. Advance tickets are $8 at www.muccc.org $10 at the door or $8 for students and seniors.
On Thursday June 21, MuCCC presents dance theater works by Daystar/Rosalie Jones and Norma Araiza, while inter-disciplinary artist Coman Poon offers “1+1=0: performances in preparation for death.” NYC artist Leigh Ann Kabatra returns with a new quartet, Uncanny Montage, and Deborah Chambers performs Unveiled. Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Natalia Lisina, Svetlana Garitselov and Emily Hutchinson collaborate to create Jet Whistle; and Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, Caz Lopata-Linn and Shawndel Lewis offer a trio. Work by MaryLee Miller is also performed. A stellar program! Advance tickets $8 at www.muccc.org $10 at the door and $8 for students and seniors.
Dansville ArtWorks hosts the Open Mic Series at the arts center and gift shop. Free and open to the public. Family friendly. Open mic/participation portion follows featured artist performance.
March 23: Beth Ely Sleboda – SPRING!
April 27: Christy Nicholas – Excerpt from Misfortune or Song
May 25: Dan Folts – Shieldmaiden: The Devin Snyder Story
June 8: Sean Thomas Dougherty: An Evening with Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty
June 22: Kay Thomas – From Non-Fiction to Fiction: A Writer’s Journey
More performers to be announced.
On Friday June 22, performances include BIODANCE in Solo Countersolo by renowned choreographer Heidi Latsky; and new and repertory dances by Amy Sullivan; Paula J. Peters; newcomer Joshua Lang; visiting artist Gina Bonati; Katherine Marino; and Ruben T. Ornelas. Advance tickets $8 at www.muccc.org $10 at the door, $8 for students and seniors. (photo courtesy of Katherine Marino, photo by Avi Pryntz-Nadworny)
Responding to the environment with Norma Araiza
This workshop is an investigation of the landscape and a mini creation lab that develops as a response to the surroundings. There will be an intro of what “Land Dance” is about according to Indigenous ways of interacting with the environment. Then, each individual or small group will develop a small dance or series of sequences responding to particular areas/spaces/objects located at or near the workshop site. Participants will gather at MuCCC at 10 AM.
Norma Araiza is a Mexican/Yoeme performer using dance theatre and her cultural background as her means of expression and as the core of her work. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
Native American Social Dance
Daystar/Rosalie Jones will conduct a family-friendly workshop on the rudiments of
Native American Intertribal social dances. These are community dances for all ages,
children through adults and elders and are intended for recreation as well as to ‘honor’
the animals of any given region. Included will be the Round Dance, Two-Step, Fish,
Mosquito and River Dances. Along with the dance, Daystar will share the cultural story
that gives the meaning and purpose of each dance. All ages welcome!
Daystar/Rosalie Jones is of Pembina (Little Shell) ancestry. She learned Intertribal
Dance from various dancers and elders across the United States and Canada and has
taught both Indigenous traditional and modern dance to all ages over the last thirty
6/23/2018 – Today’s workshop will focus on hand making ceramic tiles out of clay.
8/11/2018 – Today’s workshop will focus on assembling the final mosaic.
You’re invited to join us in making a series of collaborative woodland themed mosaic murals for display around Rochester. You’ll learn how to hand make ceramic tiles, glaze tiles, and assemble the final mosaic while making new friends and giving back to the community! Completed mosaics will be part of a touring exhibit around Rochester, NY.
Workshops are facilitated by art therapists Sarah Beren, LCAT and Mark Rodgers, MS at Spotted Rabbit Studio, with support from Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. Youth ages 5+ and adults with a disability, as well as their caretaker, are welcome to participate. Space is limited. Workshops are FREE to attend.
To learn more about Spotted Rabbit Studio and our programming please visit our website at https://spottedrabbitstudio.com/
Contact Improvisation with Katherine Marino
In this workshop students learn basic principles of contact improvisation; we will be balancing, lifting, and moving together in new and creative ways! Differing from more classical acrobatic or balletic styles of partnering, we approach Contact Improvisation without the traditional roles of “base” and “flier;” instead, roles will be in constant flux, sometimes finding ourselves unsure of who is being lifted and who is lifting. Students should come away with a basic understanding of working in contact with other movers in ways that can be applied to their own movement practice. Open to all levels.
Katherine Marino is a Rochester-based choreographer and performer with a BA in Dance from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She has performed with esteemed company PUSH Physical Theatre for the past three years, while concurrently fostering her own artistic endeavors in teaching, choreographing, hat juggling, contact improvisation, and loving life.
On Saturday June 23, MuCCC presents dance theater works by Daystar/Rosalie Jones and Norma Araiza, while inter-disciplinary artist Coman Poon offers “1+1=0: performances in preparation for death.” NYC artist Leigh Ann Kabatra returns with a new quartet, Uncanny Montage, and Deborah Chambers performs Unveiled. Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Natalia Lisina, Svetlana Garitselov and Emily Hutchinson collaborate to create Jet Whistle; and Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, Caz Lopata-Linn and Shawndel Lewis offer a trio. Work by Ruben T. Ornelas is performed as well. A stellar program! Advance tickets $8 at www.muccc.org $10 at the door/$8 for students and seniors.