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News Marlboro College Presents Amie Dowling on Performance and Prisons

MARLBORO, VT – (February 20, 2013) – Amie Dowling, dance professor in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Program at the University of San Francisco, will present a workshop at Marlboro College on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00pm. Dowling’s presentation, titled “Performance and Prisons: Creative Collaborations,” will take place in Marlboro’s Serkin Center Dance Studio, and is free and open to the public.

Dowling introduces artistic processes, techniques and structures used when developing collaborative performance work with men and women who are, or have been, incarcerated.

 Prior to moving west, Amie Dowling was a guest artist in the Five Colleges dance department and taught at Amherst and Mount Holyoke Colleges, as well as serving as the graduate advisor at Smith College. Dowling founded the Dance Generators, a performance company whose members’ ages span six decades. She became an artist-in-residence at the Hampshire and Hampden County Jails, where she collaborated with people who are incarcerated on the creation of original theater/dance pieces. Dowling is a recipient of a choreography fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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With locations in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains and downtown Brattleboro, Marlboro College provides independent thinkers with exceptional opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons, benefit from a small and close-knit learning community, create a strong framework for personal and career fulfillment and make a positive difference in the world. At our undergraduate campus in the town of Marlboro and our Center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Brattleboro, students engage in deep exploration of their interests—and discover new avenues for using their skills to benefit themselves and others—in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, independence, social justice, sustainability and community.





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