Dance Professor’s Choreography Presented at Repertory Dance Theatre

Kaley Pruitt (Assistant Professor of Dance) presents her choreography titled “Hold” on Repertory Dance Theatre November 17-19, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Brockport community can view the performance virtually on demand after November 26.

Repertory Dance Theatre was founded in 1966 and is one of the nation’s leading modern dance repertory companies performing works by choreographers such as Martha Graham, José Limón, Donald McKayle, Bebe Miller, and Brockport’s own Emeritus Faculty Bill Evans.  Pruitt’s work will be performed alongside choreographers Cherylyn Lavagnino, Tyler Schnese, and Natosha Washington in their concert Sojourn at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

The evening of dance showcases four choreographic visions of community, contemporary issues, and the nature of human relationships. Pruitt’s Hold looks at how the upheaval of the pandemic allowed us to de-center our own narratives and realize our impact on the communities around us. Set to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” Hold orients us inside this present moment with attuned awareness of our humanity and greater connections.   

Les Roka of The Utah Review states, “…the music builds an arch and Pruitt replicates this with impressive effect in the dancers… Pruitt succeeds at heightening the already profound emotional foundation of the music.”

The Brockport community can view the performance virtually, on demand after November 26.  More information can be found online.

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Posted: November 12, 2022