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‘Continuum’ Comes to SUNY Potsdam Proscenium Theater

April 25, 2023

SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Senior Choreographers Concert from May 4 to 7 

The Senior Choreographers Concert will be presented from May 4 to 7 at SUNY Potsdam, as part of the LoKo Arts Festival.

The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance and the LoKo Arts Festival are proud to present the annual Senior Choreographers’ Concert, from May 4 to 7. The concert features five original works by graduating dance majors and a guest artist.  

Performances will take place in the Proscenium Theatre, located in the SUNY Potsdam’s Performing Arts Center, with daily evening concerts scheduled at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, May 4, to Saturday, May 6, and a closing matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. 

Camryn Douglas ’23 from Ballston Spa, N.Y., will present Pathways, a trio inspired by a painting by Wassily Kandinsky titled Transverse Line. This dance is a display of the painting through movement. The paint strokes, shapes and lines were used to create floor patterns and bodily action.  

Rosalin Batista ’23 from the Bronx, N.Y., will present H1VE, a dance about connectivity between other-worldly beings and how they fight against the Hive or follow its path. Batista invites the audience to be immersed in this unique world and be brought into the Hive.  

MacKenzie Mooney ’23 from Pulaski, N.Y., will present Presence, a dance which comes from her personal experiences and feelings of being lost, invisible and disconnected from others as a young person in modern times. The lead dancer represents these feelings, and the others represent the rest of society. By the end, the characters connect with one another and find their presence.  

Brianna Pemberton-David ’23 from Brooklyn, N.Y., said of her piece: “My work derives both from my personal experience of being a woman on a journey towards self-determination, and the conversation around women, society, and the social aspects of that presentation.” Pemberton-David’s dance, Ladies and Gentlemen, Her, is a call to notice, reflect on and reject outward perceptions, and instead, empower other women and femme-identifying people to embrace and define their own womanhood. 

Jessica Madden of Frederick, Md., joins SUNY Potsdam as a guest artist this semester. Her work, In Echoes and Waves, was created collaboratively with her cast of dancers, and is the third installment of her Recovery Project (previous installments developed at The University of Iowa in 2021, and at St. Lawrence University in 2022). Utilizing the same creative process (with different results), the piece focuses on practices of recovery and resilience, featuring original autobiographical material from the cast, as well as “echoes” and structures that recall previous incarnations of the project. Madden is an instructor in the Performance and Communication Arts Department at St. Lawrence University. 

Admission is free. The doors will open starting one hour prior to the show. For more information on the production, please contact Robin Collen at (315) 267-2234. 

The LoKo Arts Festival is made possible by the generosity and artistic vision of Kathryn (Kofoed) '54 and Donald Lougheed (Hon.'54). For a full schedule, visit 

The SUNY Potsdam Department of Theatre and Dance cultivates an innovative, experiential, and multidisciplinary education within an inclusive community, which prepares students for leadership and service in the arts as global citizens. For more information visit 

About SUNY Potsdam:  

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit 

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