Missy Pfohl Smith's BIODANCE, Eran Hanlon's Eran Hanlon Dance & Company, and Kerfala Fana Bangoura's Mounafanyi will be among those dance companies performing at the University of Rochester's "Past, Present and Future" presentation at the university this Saturday. The concert will feature work by these professional companies as well as that of dance alumni and current students. Both students and faculty will perform in a preview of dance faculty member Anne Harris Wilcox's "When the Souls Rise," a full-length work based on Halloween which will take place in its entirety at the college on November 6 and 7.
Alumni sharing choreography will include Brad Orego, a Madison, Wisconsin-based dancer with Kanopy Dance Company; Nicole Zizzi, Sydney Robinson, and Lauren Sava, a trio now based in Boston; and Lev Earle, a genderqueer Rochester artist.
The diversity of dance artists and styles in this weekend's concert should make it well-worth attending. "Past, Present and Future" begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Spurrier Dance Studio on the UR campus. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, and may be purchased at the door. Call the UR Program of Dance and Movement at 273-5150 for further information.