Monthly Archives: March 2018

12TH ANNIVERSARY Concerts May 17-19!

Celebrate BIODANCE’s 12th Anniversary at Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage on May 17-20, 2018.

Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 7.46.54 PMTICKETS on sale now for BIODANCE friends! Follow this link for the best prices and seats for the BIODANCE 12th Anniversary Season at Geva Theatre Center’s Fielding Stage May 17-19, 2018! BIODANCE celebrates with highlights from its dozen years as a Rochester community-based company. Repertory will include a BIODANCE premiere by Missy Pfohl Smith with motion capture imaging by W. Michelle Harris and music composed by Garret Reynolds, a reprise of excerpts of “Solo/Countersolo” by NYC-based choreographer Heidi Latsky, “Possible Side Effects” by local choreographer and BIODANCER Jeanne Schickler Compisi, and other favorites from the company’s repertory.

Scent of Spring – Nowruz Performance March 17

Scent of Spring Performance – March 17, 2pm, St. John Fisher College

On March 17, 2018, BIODANCE tries something new as we learn about new cultures and fascinating places in the world. We will premiere a new collaborative work with Shahin Monshipour as part of InterCulture and Arts Network’s Celebration of the Persian New Year/Nowruz at St. John Fisher College at 2-5PM. The event is free and takes place in the Cleary Auditorium. Come celebrate the rebirth of spring, gifts of nature, and unity of humankind.

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Busherhi Dance/Hele Mali 

Collaboratively Choreographed by Shahin Monshipour and Missy Pfohl Smith, with duet by N’Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne

Music by Rastak Ensemble

Costumes by Shahin Monshipour

Performed by BIODANCE: Sarah Dearstyne, Sarah Johnson, Nanako Horikawa Mandrino, Alaina Olivieri, Jean Michael Rubingu, Missy Pfohl Smith

“Our performers are talented individuals who aim at bringing us together to strengthen our human bonds through the medium of dance and expressive movements. They work with a passion for learning new and innovating techniques in performing of different genres of dance within their cultural contexts.” – Shahin Monshipour