Monthly Archives: June 2018

BIODANCE performs at Kinections June 18, 2018

Robin Wilt for Congress Party & Dance Performance in Neighborhood of the Arts

You are cordially invited!

Please join hosts Danielle Fraenkel, Jeffrey Mehr, and Wynette Vickers for a party that includes tasty Laughing Gull Chocolates and performances by both BIODANCE and KineoLab — all in support of Robin Wilt’s congressional candidacy! Robin is a dedicated progressive who will advocate for all the diverse communities of the 25th Congressional District.

We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to meet Robin and to listen as she shares her passionate perspective and answers some of your questions. Robin is a working mother, life-long activist, and community organizer–she is eager to meet and hear from you!

We will gather at Kinections, located at 718 University Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts, on Monday, June 18th, from 7:00 -9:00 PM. The entrance to Kinections is next to Writers & Books, facing Atlantic Avenue. You will know you are there when you see the yellow canopy.

KineoLab and BIODANCE will each share a dance performance highlighting one of the social justice issues Robin plans to address once she is elected! We’ll also have time to mingle and get to know one another over drinks, snacks, and chocolate served by Lindsay Tarnoff, Chief Chocolatier of Laughing Gull Chocolates.

BIODANCE, under the artistic direction of Missy Pfohl Smith, has been creating and rehearsing at Kinections for more than a decade. All five of the original dancers in “Possible Side Effects,” choreographed and costumed by Jeanne Schickler Compisi, will perform. Created in 2016 as part of the BIO/Dance and Social Justice Project, the piece addresses some troubling issues with the pharmaceutical industry and the roles drugs play in today’s society.

Jeffrey and Danielle will tell you they are working to help Robin become our next congressperson, and why they believe Robin is the only candidate who will represent our district with the combined intelligence and compassion that characterized Louise Slaughter’s tenure.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn about Robin’s positions, to become a volunteer, to make a donation, to take a photo with the candidate, and to pick up campaign literature.

Robin looks forward to meeting you!

The primary is coming up fast on June 26th! Check your polling place and voter registration here:

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Dances at MUCCC June 16, 20 & 22, 2018

BIODANCE will share various works in Dances at MuCCC, a festival of contemporary dance featuring local, regional, and visiting artists, on June 16, 20 and 23 at 8pm at Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY).

Saturday June 16 @ 8 PM
Making Choices, Making Change, presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT), offers work by artists who seek to create positive social change. In addition, Artists Coalition for Change Together offers a workshop on Saturday June 16 from a 10 AM – 2 PM.

Wednesday and Friday June 20 and June 22 @ 8 PM

Dances at MuCCC returns for its fifth year, June 13 – 23, doubling in length and offering ten performances by nearly 30 different choreographers and companies. Tickets are $8 in advance at, $10 at the door or $8 for students and seniors.

For further information on performances, classes and tickets, please visit

Dances at MuCCC is coordinated by Laurie MacFarlane and Ruben Ornelas in conjunction with MuCCC Theater.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts, a member supported organization.