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The lower level of the Student Activity Center where most clubs go to practice. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Beyond the stage: challenges faced by performance-based clubs at SBU

Christina Marie Mariani April 28, 2024

From Stony Brook University’s Philippine United Student Organization’s three dance teams to Wolfie’s Big Band, there is no shortage of performance-based clubs on campus. According to the 2023-24...

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The Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3. wearing black, white and silver clothing for their encore performance. PHOTO COURTESY OF AMBER LEWIS/STALLER CENTER

Japanese group DRUM TAO mesmerizes a full house at the Staller Center

Emily Chao and Christina Marie Mariani February 25, 2024

Fusing taiko drumming and martial arts, the dynamic Japanese performance group DRUM TAO returned to the Staller Center for the Arts for a sold-out show on Feb. 3 as a part of their North American tour,...

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BalletX contemporary ballet performed at the Staller Center Nov. 20.  The performance proved that world of dance can be much more inclusive and creative.

BalletX makes ballet fun for all at the Staller Center

Amaya McDonald November 22, 2021
Philadelphia’s BalletX contemporary ballet took to the Staller Center stage on Nov. 20 and showed the audience that ballet does not have to be boring.
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Gala performance of the ballet school Krakowska Zawodowa Szkoła Baletowa, Krakow, Poland.  ILVIC / FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

The negative effects of dance culture on mental health need to be acknowledged

Amaya McDonald October 17, 2021
Rehearsals in dance studios lined with mirrors are scheduled for hours at a time to ensure that dancers’ performances are perfect. The negative effects of dance culture on mental health can be extremely taxing. 
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Varun Goyal, or the Dancing Dentist, sitting in his scrubs. PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY LIN

Dental student Varun Goyal mixes passion for dance with career

Rebecca Cross March 5, 2021
Third-year student of dentistry, Varun Goyal has merged his passions of dance and dentistry into one unique amalgam. 
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Toni Blackman free styling at her Hip Hop Meditation event on Feb. 4. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Toni Blackman Hosts Hip-Hop Meditation for Black History Month

Claudia Motley February 9, 2020
Toni Blackman, entrepreneur and the first elected Hip-Hop Cultural Ambassador to the US Department of State, taught Stony Brook students the art of hip-hop mediation at the Charles B. Wang Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
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