Geneva, NY – Sandra Stratton-Gonzalez, the founder of the Soundance Repertory Company and a nationally recognized choreographer, producer, and educator, will be in residence at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from March 4 through 6. The residency will culminate with a Soundance Repertory Company performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, in the Winn-Seeley Gym-Theater at the HWS campus. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission, $4 for faculty and staff, and $2 for students and senior citizens.
Soundance is a dance company known for performing a diverse repertory of athletic, dynamic, thought-provoking choreography. The company supports the creation of work by resident and guest choreographers, and nurtures both emerging and established artists through rehearsal subsidies, showcases, and workshops. The SRC repertory currently includes dances created by Stratton-Gonzalez, Sean Curran, Heidi Latsky, Allyson Green, Lonne Moretton, and Chris DC Ramos. SRC is supported through generous awards from The New York State Council on the Arts, The Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and many others.
Nicole Dekle of the Village Voice said, “The dancers in Soundance Repertory Company temper warm, urban energy with cool urban professionalism.”
Stratton-Gonzalez, who founded SCR in 1984, studied history, economics, and dance at Bennington College, Boston University, and the Boston Conservatory of Music, receiving her degree in dance from Empire State College (SUNY). While on campus, Stratton-Gonzalez will also instruct two master dance classes on Friday, March 5. One class will be devoted to dance improvisation and the other class will instruct intermediate modern dance. For more information about master classes call 315: 781-3760.