Monday, December 31, 2012

Sara Procopio Artist-in-Residence November 12-16, 2012

PM Dancers with Sara Procopio

AM Dancers with Sara Procopio
Sara Procopiowho is a native of Syracuse, New York, was in residence at the Fine Arts Center setting a new work and teaching master classes from November 12-16, 2012.  Her new work “From Here to the Sky” was performed in the Winter Honors Showcase in December and will be performed in the Fine Arts Center Dance Concert on April 26th. She also talked with the students about college dance programs and careers in dance during an informal lunch gathering at the Fine Arts Center giving students an opportunity to ask questions about a future in dance.
Ms. Procopio is a founding member and former Artistic Associate of Shen Wei Dance Arts.  For twelve years, her work with Shen Wei has included performing and teaching at renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.  Sara recently worked with choreographer Jonah Bokaer on a project in collaboration with Robert Wilson.  As an independent teaching artist, as well as for Shen Wei Dance Arts, Sara regularly teaches master classes and workshops worldwide.  Recent engagements include the American Dance Festival (ADF), the ADF/NY January Intensive, Peridance Capezio Center, Marymount Manhattan College, The University of the Arts, Hollins University, and in Italy at the Paolo Grassi School of Milan and the Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence. This past summer she led the Shen Wei Performance Project and taught in the 3-Week School at the American Dance Festival.  Later in the summer, Sara traveled to teach in Seoul, South Korea. 
 In addition to performing and teaching, Sara curates and produces multi-disciplinary arts events as part of the presenting team at Progressive Arts Network (PAN).  Sara is a graduate of Hollins University where she earned both her undergraduate and master's degrees.