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Dances, Distance and Dusk

How can we create dance while maintaining social distance? How can we bring dance outside of the theatre? Dances, Distance, & Dusk is a socially distant, in person, dance experience.¬†Dance Artists have been challenged by creating art during a pandemic. BIODANCE is responding by creating a new work for eight dancers, inspired by the poet Lauren K. Alleyne and choreographed by Missy Pfohl Smith. Dancers maintain space from one another while still being able to dance together. Viewers are able to witness dance, while also practicing necessary safety measures. This includes masks, social distancing, & minimal surface contact. The audience will be seated in “pods” containing only members of one’s household. Pods will be placed at least 12 feet from each other.


Due to covid restrictions, we can only allow a small crowd. RSVP here:

1. Masks
2. Blankets
3. Phones for Virtual Playbills
4. Water

Dances Distance & Dusk is being held outdoors on the back lawn of the Memorial Art Gallery and is created in collaboration with:
Ethan Isaac Beckwith-Cohen//Sacathenia Dance Theatre, Loo Rich, MaryLee Miller, Casie McManus, Grace Myers, Gabrielle Samuel, Katherine Marino, Zanyla A. Penn, Solange Rodrigues, Neyda Colon-DiMaria, Janalyce Lane, Missy Pfohl Smith//BIODANCE, Zachary Frazee//Frazee Feet Dance, Laurie MacFarlane, Claire Spenard, & More! Dances Distance & Dusk is free with a suggested $10 donation. All money raised will be donated to The MOCHA Center: A community center specializing in the well-being of LGBTQ+ communities of color. (

6pm – Seating Begins
6:10- Live music by local artists
6:20 – Dance performances
7:45 – Improv Jam

Photo by Bryant Mercedes 

This BIODANCE project is supported by a decentralization grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts and Livingston Arts, a member-supported organization.