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The HWS Update

Founder of his own acclaimed New York-based dance company, choreographer, master teacher and dancer Daniel Gwirtzman will visit the HWS Dance Department to offer a master class on Saturday, Oct. 27. Titled “Power, Rhythm, Speed! Modern Technique in Action,” participants will study and practice alongside the highly-praised choreographer from 12 – 2 p.m. in the

Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2018-19 theatre season begins this month with John Cariani’s Love/Sick, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth. Set on an average Friday night in suburbia that marks a turning point for couples all over town, the assortment of nine rapid-fire short plays combine whimsy, poignancy and heartbreak in an ode

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges vocal ensembles Chorale and Cantori will present their annual fall concert on Saturday, Oct. 20. The Chorale, accompanied by chamber orchestra, will perform George Frideric Handel’s The Ways of Zion Do Mourn. Cantori will perform works by Sweelinck, Viadana, and J.M. Bach; in addition, the community-based chamber ensemble Seneca Camerata will perform

The Hobart and William Smith Dance Department welcomed choreographer Cameron McKinney and his company, Kizuna Dance, for a residency in September. While in residence, the company offered master classes in contemporary dance fusion technique and dance composition, and spoke with students in the class “Introduction to Japanese Anthropology.” The residency culminated in a dance concert

In late spring of 2017, the Justice Organization of Youth (JOY) reached out to HWS Associate Professor of Theatre and Mosaic NY Artistic Director Heather May for advice and feedback on the organization’s original theatre piece created by JOY’S high school students. This collaboration culminated in multiple shared workshops and performances between JOY and Hobart

Revelation. Invention. Fabrication. Who are we really? How do we communicate with one another? What’s hiding beneath the surface? HWS Theatre announces its 2018-2019 season, which features an unromantic romantic dramedy, an original devised piece, and a hilarious 18th-century slapstick comedy. The HWS Theatre 2018-2019 season of ingenuity will invigorate audiences. Love/Sick Associate Professor of

Classical guitarist Kenneth Meyer will perform and discuss questions related to the history and art of the instrument on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. in Froelich Hall. Meyer, the first-prize winner at the Music Teacher’s National Association Collegiate Artist Competition, has received acclaim from The Washington Post for the “impressive gravity and power” of

The HWS Community Chorus hosted its annual fall concert on Nov. 29 at the Geneva Presbyterian Church. Led by director Rayvon T.J. Moore, a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, the HWS Community Chorus comprises students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members from the surrounding community. The 50-voice ensemble performs major works

The Colleges will host the Madrigal Dinner, an annual celebration derived from traditions dating to the English Renaissance, on Saturday, Dec. 2. Featuring a five-course meal and live entertainment, and with proceeds benefitting the Geneva Education Foundation, the 2017 Madrigal Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The

Professor of Dance Cadence Whittier recently released her first book, Creative Ballet Teaching: Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer (Routledge 2018). The book offers a practical new approach to teaching ballet. Creative Ballet Teaching draws on the fields of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis (L/BMA), dance pedagogy, human development and somatic education to explore