6th Annual inspireDANCE Festival
January 27 - February 1
The sixth inspireDANCE festival encompasses six days of dance exhibitions, workshops, and performances, including this year's headline event featuring Jane Comfort and Company. This postmodernist pioneer will present “Beauty,” a multi-disciplinary dance work that provocatively explores the American notion of female beauty through the lens of Barbie.
New Institute for Performing Arts
In spring 2015, the University announced the creation of the Institute for Performing Arts to support, cultivate, and promote engagement in music, theater, and dance at the University and to strengthen existing relationships in the College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery.
Eastman School of Music
As one of the world's premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music has been enriching the musical life of Rochester since 1921. Today, the School presents more than 700 concerts a year in the magnificent Eastman Theatre and intimate Kilbourn Hall – providing the Rochester community with an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class music in a world-class setting.
Memorial Art Gallery
The Memorial Art Gallery is one of the country's few university-affiliated art museums open to the whole community. Its collection spans 5,000 years and is recognized as one of the finest amongst regional art museums.