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SBU alum killed at 22 after being struck by a car

Mariam Guirgis September 10, 2023

Ilona Kaydanov, a talented dancer, dedicated swim and dance instructor and third-degree black belt holder in Taekwondo, died at the age of 22 after being hit by a car on her morning jog on Thursday,...

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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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Official cover for Selena Gomezs album Rare. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Rare” by Selena Gomez celebrates recovery and self-love

Melissa Azofeifa January 19, 2020
Selena Gomez’s latest album “Rare” is a celebratory album, having been released on Friday Jan. 10., five years since the release of “Revival” in 2015. The album celebrates Gomez surviving a tumultuous couple of years.
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The logo for TikTok, a video app. Originally known as musical.ly, TikTok allows you to make short lip-synch or dance videos and customize them with special effects, music and text. PUBLIC DOMAIN

TikTok is a leading marketing tool for businesses to creatively brand

Xenia Gonikberg November 17, 2019
The video app, TikTok, is surprisingly becoming more and more popular among corporations. Although the app’s main audience consists of teenagers and young adults, more companies have started using TikTok as a platform to brand themselves.
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Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Sufi Dances and Songs of Love returns to the Charles B. Wang Center

Patrick Tuminski October 10, 2019
The Amir Vahab Ensemble performed at Stony Brook University’s Charles B. Wang Center this past Wednesday, Oct. 2. The performance included traditional Iranian and Turkish folk music and the samâ, known to many in the West as the Whirling Dervish Dance.
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Spanish flamenco troupe leaves audience in awe

Spanish flamenco troupe leaves audience in awe

Anna Correa October 14, 2018
Guerrero, along with the Compañía Flamenca, a Spanish dance troupe, performed “Flamenco Pasion,” a two-act performance with 12 different dances at the Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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The dance group Tango Buenos Aires performed at the Staller Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 28. Through their performance, they told the life of one of the most distinguished figures of tango, Carlos Gardel. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Tango Buenos Aires premieres at Staller Center

Kraig Klein November 5, 2017
The show told the life story of Carlos Gardel, a singer, composer and actor known as the “Singing Thrush” of Argentina, whose energetic compositions helped spread the tango internationally like wildfire.
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Salsa dances its way to campus at Latin Dance Explosion!

Salsa dances its way to campus at “Latin Dance Explosion!”

Aleeza Kazmi, Dorothy Mai, and Luis Ruiz Dominguez September 28, 2017
"Everyone knows a lot about ballroom from 'Dancing with the Stars,'" Meghan DeChello said.
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The Neighbors, pictured above, is a New York City based hi-hop dance team. The Neighbors competed in Stony Brook University PUSOs dance competition and won first place. COURTESY OF THE NEIGHBORS

PUSO’s SAYAW 2017 brought the East Coast dance community to one stage

Meng Yuan March 13, 2017
Three special judges, six competing teams and eight showcase teams visited the SAYAW 2017 Dance Competition and Showcase, an annual event held by PUSO.
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Mike Scimeca, left, and Steve Georgilis, right began their DJ group ONEDUO in 2012. Since then they have taken their talent from Long Island to St.Marteen and Florida.

Long Island DJ group ONEDUO takes dance music to a new level

Erika Stern May 8, 2016
ONEDUO was created in 2012 when Mike Scimeca called his friend Steve Georgilis, who is a graduate student at Stony Brook University, to join him on his quest to DJ fame.
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