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Performance—Made of Motion: A Concert of Contemporary Dance by Melanie Aceto

Friday, April 4, 2014, 8 pm

Photograph by Gerry Szymanski.

$5 general admission / FREE for Members 

Melanie Aceto Contemporary Dance, a modern dance company based in Buffalo, presents an evening of dance exploring dynamic range through gesture, breath, and improvisation.

Melanie Aceto is a modern dancer, choreographer and educator. Her creative interests are in interdisciplinary solo and large group works. Recent projects include the creation of Cloud, a work for six dancers and 3,000 square feet of plastic made in collaboration with architect/designer Michael Rogers; Liaison, a new solo for piano and dancer made in collaboration with composer Megan Beugger; and In To Selves, a piece for voice and dancer with Turkish composer Esin Gunduz.

Her work has been performed internationally in Toronto, Guatemala, and Germany, and nationally at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, in Las Vegas, Virginia, Kentucky, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, in Ohio as part of the Heidelberg New Music Festival, in New York City at the Studio Museum in Harlem, REVERB dance festival, Cool NY, D.U.M.B.O Dance Festivals, and the American Dance Guild, and numerous venues in Rochester and Buffalo, New York. 

Melanie’s research interests include investigating models for teaching dance composition and modern technique and creating resources for both. Current projects include Choreographic Lineage, a web-based resource presenting the lineage of choreographers and dance artists in modern dance. Melanie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is currently an Associate Professor at the University at Buffalo, teaching all levels of modern technique, improvisation, and choreography. 

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