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‘Artwork and Activism’ focus of dance residency dialogue session

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Per week-long dance residency of Sumi Clements will culminate with “The Choreographic Course of: A Dialog on Artwork and Activism,” a query/reply session, on the Merrins Dance Theatre within the Rockefeller Studio Complicated on Friday, Feb. 24, from 5 to six p.m.

Ms. Clements, creative director and co-founder of New York Metropolis-based Summation Dance, will focus on the method of her new work of choreography which investigates how particular person challenges introduced on by the pandemic mirror society’s broader financial and social realities.

“I am excited to deliver Sumi to campus so she will provide her distinctive lens of choreographic creation to our Dance majors and her experience as a instructor, choreographer and creative director and co-founder of a profitable dance firm,” stated Affiliate Professor Dance Paula Peters.

“These experiences present our dancers with a framework for the chances they’ll pursue in their very own dance careers, and supply the campus group with a chance to listen to the angle of a dance artist at present working within the discipline about how they use the artwork of choreography to analyze social points,” Ms. Peters, who’s the Dance program coordinator, defined.

A California native, Clements has a M.F.A. in Dance Efficiency and Choreography from the Tisch Faculty of the Arts at New York College and a B.F.A. in Dance from the College of California at Santa Barbara. Clements has performed quite a few college residencies, is on college on the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop in Colorado and is a Dance Schooling Laboratory graduate.

The query/reply session is free and open to all members of campus and group. Funding for the residency is supplied by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia School Basis.

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