Fredonia DAnce Ensemble

Rockefeller Arts Center

Designed by the architectural firm I.M. Pei and Partners and built in 1969, the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center is a major cultural center of visual and performing arts for western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

Merrins Chamber Series returns with six performances by Fredonia Dance Ensemble

Following a sold-out inaugural run in 2018, the Merrins Chamber Series returns in November for six performances in the James and Marcia Merrins Dance Theatre at then State University of New York at Fredonia. Dates and times for “The Fredonia Dance Ensemble in: The Merrins Chamber Series” are Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.


Fredonia Theatre and Dance faculty member Paula J. Peters is the director.


“All four works of choreography highlight issues of humanity, and how people move through these issues in different ways,” Peters said. “Paul Mockovak’s work focuses on issues of friendship and connection, Anthony Alterio’s work explores the challenges of it means constantly to come out as a queer person in our society, my work focuses on how we all go continuously go through feelings of helplessness, resistance to help, and ultimately are able to stand on our own, and Angela DiFiore’s work is an exploration of what it means to fall down in your life, both physically and mentally, and what we do to handle those experiences.”



Tickets also available by phone at 673-3501 and at the Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center.

The Hillman Opera offer Massenet's Cendrillon from Nov. 15 - 17

The Hillman Opera production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon continues the tradition of presenting a grand event on a grand scale - almost 140 people are involved in this season’s production.


Presented by the Fredonia School of Music in collaboration with and the Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance, Cendrillon runs from Nov. 15 to 17 in the Robert W. Marvel Theatre.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16, with a 2 p.m. matinée on Sunday, Nov. 17.


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Tickets are also available by phone at 673-3501 and at the Campus Ticket Office in the Williams Center.

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50th anniversary season opens on a high note with celebration dinner, gala pops concert

Thank you to all helped make the opening of Rockefeller Arts Center's 50th Anniversary Season such a success. The season, which marks the 1969 opening of the arts center, got under way on with the 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Friday, Sept. 20 and the 50th Anniversary Gala Pops Concert on Saturday, Sept. 21. Up next in the anniversary season will be a free concert with the United States Navy Band Commodores on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available starting Sept. 30. Advertisments in the Dunkirk Observer and Jamestown Post-Journal on Sept. 28 will have full details. The Commodores, a jazz ensemble, feature vocalist Kristine Hsia, a 2010 Fredonia graduate and past Pops Series performer.


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