Gearan Center for the Performing Arts


A Celebration of Dance at Koshare 2019

Wed, 30 Oct 2019

KoshareKoshare, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Dance Collective, will showcase upwards of 150 dancers in more than twenty diverse pieces on the Smith Opera House stage on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday,…

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Kyle Marshall Choreography in Residence

Thu, 07 Nov 2019

Kyle MarshallThe HWS Dance Department was delighted to present Kyle Marshall Choreography, a New York City-based contemporary modern dance company on Nov. 4-6. KMC is a dance company that sees the dancing…

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The Breach Opens in McDonald Theatre

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

The-Breach1Fourteen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Theatre Department is producing Catherine Filloux, Tarell Alvin McCraney and Joe Sutton’s The Breach. Set in…

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Media and Society

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

On January 23, 2016, Hobart and William Smith celebrated the grand opening of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, an extraordinary 65,000-squarefoot facility that brings together music, dance, theatre and media and society in a unified academic space for the first time in HWS history. This incredible facility gives the performing arts a space designed to illuminate the remarkable academic and creative work taking place on campus.

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