Scope2016 - page 18

This year’s Dance Workshop
included an alum: Casey
Loomis ’08 is part of Doug Varone and Dancers, whose
June residency featured classes, demonstrations, and
performances. In July the Skidmore Jazz Institute brought
top performers and mounted its own faculty and student
concerts, and then the Skidmore Chamber Music Institute,
led by the Decoda ensemble, took its coaching beyond
campus to museums and hospitals. Meanwhile, the vener-
able New York State Writers Institute convened top-shelf
authors from Banks and Beatty to Pinsky and Prose.
Another sizzler
Summer at Skidmore was as hot as ever this year, with programs that drew a guest
roster from renowned public artists to local pee-wee athletes.
Summer programs also brought theater artists for
intensive Suzuki-method workshops and demonstra-
tions, gifted high school students for precollege learning,
youngsters in day camp and sports clinics, studio artists
of all ages, and the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s
production and acting seminars.
With the Tang Museum’s Upbeat on the Roof series
of al fresco concerts, the Storytellers’ Institute in media
studies, and myriad other performances and readings,
the summer was a campuswide festival of public events.
EXPRESSIONS
Saxophonist and composer
Jimmy Greene played and worked
with Jazz Institute students,
while memoirist, reporter, and
essayist Margo Jefferson debuted
at the Writers Institute.
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Sax: Andrzej Pilarczyk; Author: Jim McLaughlin; Band: Maria McColl
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