HWS dance students and dance faculty participated in the Northeast Regional American College Dance Association (ACDA) Conference held at SUNY College at Brockport from March 12-16. Supported in part by William Smith Congress, students attended a variety of classes and watched performances for four days.
On the first day of the conference, Bonnie Bushnell ’14, Ingrid Dehler-Seter ’16, Emily Dove’14, and Kaitley Wozer ’15 performed Professor of Dance Donna Davenport’s “On the Way,” a comic quartet with music by Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri, in the first adjudicated concert before a large audience of dancers, choreographers and educators.
On Thursday, Davenport performed her solo, “Essere II,” in the faculty concert, followed by a student performance on Friday of Karah Charette ’14 and Mary Dinan ’15. Titled “Passive Aggressive,” it featured music composed and performed by Zachary Bassage ’15.
Throughout the conference, Davenport and Assistant Professor of Dance Kathy Diehl, Associate Professor of Dance Michelle Ikle’, and Professor of Dance Cynthia Williams offered classes to conference participants in composition, ballet, jazz dance, floor barre, and modern dance technique.
The photo above features Ingrid Dehler-Seter ’16, choreography by Kathy Diehl (2013).