The College at Brockport Department of Dance will present “Danscore” on Dec. 5-7 at the Hartwell Dance Theater in Hartwell Hall on Kenyon Street. All performances start at 7:30 p.m.
The department is offering 100 tickets for a community preview at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. Admission is $5.
Two pieces take a look at the immigrant experience from various viewpoints. “Ain’t Got No Time for HATE” is choreographed by professor Darwin Prioleau.
“The piece is about the history of immigration in this county,” Prioleau said. “There will be text from authentic sources about Italian, Greek and other groups of immigrants who were mistreated. The spoken text will include that quote that Trump made about Mexicans trying to get into this country. Some supporters of the president may not be happy with the message in the beginning of the piece; however, the last five minutes are very positive in how it tries to dissect hate and how we should have no time for it.”
Associate professor Mariah Maloney created “Eire” (Ireland), an ensemble work featuring 15 female dancers steeped in the traditions and culture of Ireland, as seen through the lens of the potato famine and Irish diaspora.
Maloney recently attended the Fleadh Nua music festival in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. In the midst of a walking tour with a local guide, Maloney found herself standing in the very street where her ancestors were reduced to famine, poverty and eventually death. This solemn experience, juxtaposed with the spirited Fleadh Nua festival, informs Maloney’s current and ongoing research.
Tickets cost $17/general; $12/seniors, alumni, faculty and staff; and $9/students. Call (585) 395-2787, visit fineartstix.brockport.edu or stop by the Tower Fine Arts Center Box Office, 180 Holley St., Brockport, for information.