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Gabby will receive the President’s Medal for Outstanding Undergraduate Student and will deliver the student address during the baccalaureate ceremonies at noon on Saturday, May 15.
Sal is an Arts and Letters Dance student who will be presenting his research at the 23rd annual Buffalo State Student Research and Creativity Conference [Digital SRCC 2021], to be held at the conclusion of the spring semester in May.
A summary of Sal's research:
"The dance world is always evolving because of new and creative ideas that dancers develop. This project will develop a choreographic process to strengthen the themes and ideas of dance pieces, by consciously incorporating elements of design. The research will help me develop a new and unique choreographic process. This will be my own innovation for dance.
Both art forms, graphic design, and dance are forms of communication. I will be comparing both to create this process.
As an Arts and Letters major, I am able to study two disciplines that interest me. With this project, I was able to combine both into one. With my knowledge in design, I am able to look at dance in a different light and this is helping me explore dance in ways I haven't yet done."
Dean's Award for Excellence (Theater)
Dean's Award for Excellence (Arts and Letters)
Donald J. Savage Theater Arts Award
Mina S. Goossen Award for Excellence in Theatre
Michael Dominico Theater Arts Award
Marie Dellas Creative Achievement Award
Outstanding Dance Student
March 1, 11 a.m. Acting workshop with Gizel Jiminez, see Featured Item for additional information
March 4, 12:20 p.m. Theater Department meeting, for all students, faculty and staff, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81229873580?pwd=Q1FKbXNQK21PRGxIQWxvVFlNSHd3Zz09
March 8, 11 a.m. Acting workshop with Heather Velazquez, see Featured Item for additional information
March 12, 10 p.m. Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV
March 15, 7 p.m. Women's March in the Arts, see Featured Item for additional information
March 26, 10 p.m. Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV
March 29, 3 p.m. Directing workshop with Pirrone Yousefzadeh, see Featured Item for additional information
April 5, 1 p.m. Directing workshop with Kimberley Rampersad, see Featured Item for additional information
April 7, 6 p.m. Auditions for fall productions; information and sign-up links were e-mailed to students
April 9, 10 p.m. Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV
April 16, 7 p.m. Protest, Hope & Resilince through Black Arts, developed by Michael Mwenso; Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85682309474?pwd=YjUyV3orRHhreTY4YlhsQSs1ZmdhZz09
April 29, 7 p.m. SHE, A choreoplay by Jinah Parker, tickets available here
April 30, 10 p.m. Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV
May 3, 6 p.m. Student Showcase, Zoom link
May 4, 12:15 p.m. Student Showcase, Zoom link
May 7, 7 p.m. THA 389 Play Production class performance, Everyman
May 8, 2 p.m. THA 389 Play Production class performance, Everyman
May 13, 4:30 p.m. ALT 490 Capstone presentations: Elliot Hunt, Salvatore Giangreco-Marotta, Alexander Polite, Morgan Morin, and Stephan Barr, Zoom link
by Ansley Valentine
December 3, 4, 5, 2020
As civil unrest sweeps across the country, an industrious businesswoman and her children are trying to make a buck. Mother C, an unscrupulous survivor of epic proportions, strikes out to make a good living in bad times. But when is the price of sacrificing one’s humanity too high? Based on Bertolt Brecht’s 20th century theatrical classic Mother Courage and Her Children, Ansley Valentine’s Mother C re-imagines a morality tale for our times.
Directed by Jonathan Seinen
Assistant professor, Jonathan Seinen, was recently awarded the John Hirsch Prize for directing. The John Hirsch Prize recognizes new and developing theatre directors who have demonstrated great potential for future excellence and exciting artistic vision.
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