SUNY Potsdam Student Choreographers Present 'Kaleidoscope' Dance Concert


The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance will present "Kaleidoscopic," two programs of original choreography created and performed by students from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8.

Performances of Concert A will be presented on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., and Concert B will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. All performances will be offered in the Dunn Hall Dance Theater. Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance.

Fourteen participating SUNY Potsdam students who are majoring or minoring in dance have choreographed 20 dance works for the two dance concert programs. The pieces run from the technically challenging to the thematically intriguing, from the highly kinetic to abstractly sculptural, and from laugh-out-loud comedic to highly dramatic. Stylistically, everything from jazz to ballet and contemporary to tap dance is represented.

The creation and development of each piece has been a rewarding collaborative process for the student choreographers, dancers and faculty involved. More than 40 dancers coming from diverse and varied backgrounds, with a wide range of skills and training, are enthused to be participating in "Kaleidoscope."

The student choreographer concerts are sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance, the Student Government Association and the Dance Ensemble.

Each concert will run roughly one hour and 15 minutes, with a single intermission. Tickets are free for SUNY Potsdam students with ID and $5 for general admission. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before each performance. For more information, please call the Department of Theatre and Dance at (315) 267-2556.

From directing, choreographing, acting and dancing, to designing and technical work, theatre and dance are highly collaborative art forms at SUNY Potsdam. Students and professionals engage in creative problem solving, requiring the setting and meeting of long-term goals, and the analysis and understanding of movement and dramatic literature. For more information about SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance, visit

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam's arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.