June 30, 2016
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University, Department of Dance

Dancing Al Fresco

News, In The News

by Amanda Hayman '17
Kinesis Dance Project founded by Melissa Riker '96

Kinesis Dance Project, founded by Melissa Riker ’96, will perform as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative.

Melissa Riker ’96 is a busy woman. The founder of Kinesis Dance Project, Riker is a 2016 CUNY Dance Initiative resident and an artist in residence at Nord Anglia International School in New York City’s East Village. Adelphi University and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden have both commissioned her to choreograph large-scale dances. 

One of those dances—IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, which was performed at Adelphi’s Ephemeral exhibition—is being restaged for the rooftop plaza at John Jay College in Manhattan on July 27 and 28, 2016.

In an interview in Adelphi’s The Catalyst newsletter, Riker credited her Adelphi education with preparing her for the challenges of being a dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur.

» Read the profile of Riker in The Catalyst.

» See the announcement of Riker’s upcoming performance in Manhattan.

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Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi University, Department of Dance
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