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The HWS Update

Mirabel Hickman ’21 begins a Master of Architecture at Pratt Institute Mirabel Hickman ’21 will soon begin a graduate degree at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture. At HWS, she graduated magna cum laude in architectural studies with a minor in dance. Hickman was also awarded an Architecture Prize for Leadership, Service and Academic Achievement. Since

HWS faculty and alums dance at Rochester Museum and Science Center event. The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) will present two outdoor dance performances that will include HWS faculty and alums. “Wander,” a site-specific dance tour, will take place on Monday and Thursday, June 28 and July 1, and “Wonder,” a stationary dance concert,

Three professors of Dance Ensemble, Donna Davenport, Michelle Iklé and Kelly Johnson, spent the spring semester with 35 William Smith dancers and two media and society students in a pandemic, masked, indoors and outdoors, in snow, on Seneca Lake piers, with green screens, on the streets of Geneva, and on stage, in 12-foot squares in Deming Theater, to create six new, short films.

HWS Dance Department hosts virtual concert Friday and Saturday. In yet another first in this unprecedented year, several junior and senior Dance majors and minors have created choreography on film for the annual Junior Senior Choreographers Concert. The virtual concert will be broadcast on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Following

Sharna Fabiano ’97 combines her experience as a tango dancer and life coach to explore teamwork in the workplace in her new book, Lead & Follow: The Dance of Inspired Teamwork. Tango dance and life coaching, two of the seemingly dissimilar passions of Sharna Fabiano ’97, coalesce in her new book, Lead & Follow: The

Capping a new course this fall, students published a collaborative exploration of the history, modes, applications and future of dance criticism. In Professor of Dance Cynthia Williams’ course,  DAN 314 “Dance Criticism and Embodied Writing,” eight students delved into dance criticism to unpack its practices, the contributions of its practitioners and the way it reveals

With artist and educator Athesia Benjamin, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport co-created a pop-up art and movement installation as part of The Reckoning, a series of events designed to encourage people to get out to vote. “Matters is the Minimum,” featuring dancers Phoebe Farrow ’23 and Jenna Hyman ’23, took place outside at the Gandhi

This month, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport joined her colleagues in a National Dance Education Organization panel to discuss the status of NDEO’s vision for the future of dance in higher education. In the webinar, “Widening the Dance Circle – Update on Dance 2050 Think Tank,” Davenport and fellow scholars and educators, Luke Kahlich, Kelly Lester,

Catherine Sherwood ’20 and Alexander Cottrell ’20 have joined AmeriCorps’ Community Mediation Services Corps (CMSC) as conflict resolution specialists through the Center for Dispute Settlement. In their new roles, they will work with youth and families in local communities and schools. Sherwood, a dance and psychology double major, has been assigned to Canandaigua Middle School,

Although she had grown up dancing, Carolyn Girard ’22 had her first experience with flamenco dance — the fiery folkloric dance that originates in the southern region of Andalusia — when she spent her study abroad semester in Sevilla, Spain. The Spanish and Hispanic Studies major was drawn to the emotional intensity of the dances,