Making Choices, Making Change presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT)

Dances at MuCCC 2018- Saturday June 16 @ 8 PM Making Choices, Making Change presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT)
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Making Choices, Making Change presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT)

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2019, 10:48 PM
MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

About The Event

MAKING CHOICES, MAKING CHANGE presented by Artists Coalition for Change Together (ACCT)

Saturday June 16

Workshop 10 AM - 2 PM and

Performance 8:00 PM

Collaborative Workshop facilitated by Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Donna Davenport, and Heather Roffe, co-founders of ACCT.

The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss strengths and assets of communities, as well as aspects participants want to change or improve. Out of that discussion, we will generate a Movement Choir with live music, which will be performed in the concert that day.

To register on-line, go to:<>

Click on “Subtracting the Divide” and tell us who you are and why you’d like to join this project. We are looking for a diverse group of people who are willing to be part of performance art making.

Performance at 8 PM will include:

“Subtracting the Divide,” the performance piece (Movement Choir) developed earlier in the workshop;

socio-political works by five or six different choreographers;

and opportunities for audience/performer interaction.

Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp (MFA, CLMA) is a dance artist, somatic educator, filmmaker, and activist. Co-founder of Artists Coalition for Change (ACCT) and SirensProof Films, her interdisciplinary dance theater work has been featured internationally. As a dance educator, with interests rooted in somatics and body awareness, Rose is honored to have worked at various schools such as SUNY Brockport, Dean College and the University of Virginia. Currently on faculty at the University of Rochester, Rose’s research focus is dance and social activism exploring metaphor as it relates to socio-political art making.

Donna Davenport (EdD, RYT) has been performing, collaborating with artists, and presenting choreography in Western NY for two decades. Professor of Dance at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, she is co-director of the Social Justice Studies Program and former Associate Dean of Faculty. Recent choreography / performances include this year’s “Non-sequitur,” last year’s comic solo about yoga, and “Looming” by Bill Evans. Her choreography was commissioned by BIODANCE for Geva Theater, Fringe 2016, and appears often in dance showcases at MUCC in Rochester and CRS Barn Studio in Ithaca. She is Dean of Faculty at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy in Geneva.

Heather Roffe (MFA) is an Associate Professor/Program Director of Dance at Nazareth College, and is also is a Certified Evans Technique dance educator whose pedagogical practice includes the teaching of modern dance and ballet technique, with an anatomical, embodied/somatic, and constructivist approach. Roffe is an active scholar in the field of dance, presenting and guest teaching in academic and professional venues, and creating choreography that deals with current issues and the universal human experience. She has performed/toured with the Garth Fagan Dance Company, Bill Evans Dance Company, FuturPointe Dance (as performer, choreographer, co-director), and Assemblage Dance, as well with her own company, Heather Roffe, Dance.

(photo courtesy of ACCT, dance by Mariko Yamada & Mara Ahmed, photo by Annette Dragon)

  • Saturday June 16 @ 8 PM
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