The annual Dances at MuCCC festival has become a summer arts highlight and an intriguing, high-quality cross-section of what's happening in the Rochester contemporary dance scene. This year, the fourth Dances at MuCCC festival will feature performances created by more than 20 choreographers across five nights, from Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 24. The festival will begin with a new work by BIODANCE'S Missy Pfohl Smith, who has come to be known for her social justice-focused pieces. Tuesday's program will also include a new work by Laurie MacFarlane, set to a score by Karsten Brooks and using props by Martha Schermerhorn.
Among the many choreographers and companies presenting works during the festival are Hanlon Dance and Company; Rosalie Jones (the Founder and Artistic Director of Daystar Dance); visiting artist Norma Araiza showing works inspired by the traditions of the Yoemem people of Sonora, Mexico; New York City-based dancers Gina Bonati, Carly Cerasuolo, and Leigh Ann Kabatra; and alumni and current students of Rochester's School of the Arts.
Dances at MuCCC 2017 takes place Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 24, at MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $8 in advance; and $10 at the door ($8 for students and seniors). For more information, including each night's program, visit facebook.com/dancesatmuccc. And for a full list of performers and tickets, check out muccc.org/dances.