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Student Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments


Student Accomplishments

Dance Studies Program

Lecture/Demonstration on “Unleashing Creative Energies: An Exploration of Somatics through a Nietzschean Lens”
Co-Presented with Dr. Park

Dance Research on “Nietzsche and Somatics: An Experiential Study of Conflicting Creative Energies”
Co-Authored with Dr. Park
Dan Liang, Dance Minor 2018

Choreographic Works for the Iona College Dance Ensemble

Spring 2018 Iona College Dance Ensemble Production
Mentored by Dr. Hannah Park

Dan Liang, Dance Minor 2018
A solo dance composition - “Duality Re-imagined”

Matthew George, Dance Minor 2020
A solo dance composition - “Chilin’ or Loving?”

Jenna Caccavale, Dance Minor 2020
A duet dance composition – “Pulled”

Dominique Bryden, Arts Leadership Major with Dance Concentration, 2020 & Atira Barber-Ellis, Dance Minor, Dance Minor 2020, Brittney McLarty 2020
A trio dance composition – “Black Birds’ Song”

Meghan Wright, 2020
A solo dance composition - “Glide, Drop, and fall”

Olivia Conte, Dance Minor 2021, Meghan Wright, 2020’, Jessica Schaub 2020’, Jenna Caccavale, Dance Minor, 2020’ and Paige Clements, 2020
Group Composition - “Mechanical Energy”

Outstanding Performances Solo and Group Work: The Iona College Dance Ensemble

  • Dominique Bryden
  • Matthew George
  • Dan Liang
  • Jillian Venditti
  • Ashley Vera
  • Meghan Wright


Jillian Venditti, Dance Minor 2018 & Nathaniel Forson 2018
Duet Composition – "My Angels"

Matthew George, Dance Minor 2020
Solo Composition - "Are you ready for this?"

Simone Guidry, Dance Minor 2020, Danielle Plarinas, 2020, Meghan Wright, 2020
Trio Composition - "The Evaporation of the Mud Puddles"

Marianna Sticca, Dance Minor 2017 and Nathaniel Forson, 2018
Duet Composition - "Live On"

Marianna Sticca, Dance Minor 2017
Solo Dance Composition - "Bodily Bon Voyage"

Nathaniel Forson, 2018, Atira Barber-Ellis, Dance Minor, 2020, Dominique Bryden, Arts Leadership Major with Dance Concentration 2020, Brittney McLarty 2020
Quartet Dance Composition - “Our Roots, Our Rhythm!”

Jillian Venditti, Dance Minor 2018
Solo Dance Composition - “Being Human is…”

Nathaniel Forson, 2018
Solo Dance Composition - “Exchange is No Robbery”


Faculty Accomplishments

Thomas Donnarumma

Service

  • Faculty Advisory Board: LIRIC, Learning in Retirement at Iona College
  • Faculty Advisory Board: The Security Department
  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Committee Member: The Harassment and Discrimination Committee
  • Committee Member: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Committee
  • Committee Member: The Undergraduate Council Committee
  • Advisor: The Theatre Studies Minor Program
  • Committee Member: The Study Abroad Program
  • Committee Member: The Faculty Senate

Memberships

  • The Association of Theatre in Higher Education
  • The American Theatre and Drama Society
  • The American Alliance for Theatre and Education
  • The Theatre Communications Group
  • The New York State Theatre Education Association
  • TCG, Theatre Communications Group
  • The Journal of Performance and Art
  • The MIT Press Journals

Design and Implementation

  • FPA 207 Shakespeare in Performance, Study Abroad London


Hannah Park

Conference Presentations:

  • National Dance Education Conference 2019, Miami, Florida, October 24-26, 2019
    • Paper: “Choreography as a Somatic Practice: A Case Study Exploring the Body and Choreographic Practices.”
  • 2019 Body Mind Centering Association Conference, University of Santa Barbara, CA, August 7-10, 2019
    • Workshop: “Spiraling: Journey to Connectedness through Somatic Improvisation"
    • Solo Dance: “The Heart Space”
  • Somatic Dance Conference and performance festival at Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva NY, July 10 - 14, 2019
    • Lecture/Demonstration: “Embodied Poetics: Investigating Inner and Outer Expressions through Social Justice Narratives,”and “Me and Us” a collaborative duet performance project with Prof. Allison Pagano
  • National Dance Education Organization’s Special Topics Conference 2019,
    Emerging Pathways within Somatic Movement and Dance Education, Gibney Dance, New York, NY June 21-23, 2019.
    • "Somatic Dance: Creating an Inclusive Community for Children with Learning Disabilities"
  • American College Dance Association Conference, SUNY Brockport, Brockport NY, March 2019
    • Workshop: "Function and Expression: Somatic Improvisation"
  • 2019 Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education (AHSE), January 3-5, 2019
    • Paper: “The Mind Body Connection: Philosophical Investigation through Creative Dance Choreography and Somatic Explorations”
    • Performance: "Being and Becoming"
  • International Symposium of the Korean Society of Dance: Dance Science for Community Contribution, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, October 14, 2018
    • Paper: “Talking Bodies: Use of Embodiment in Enhancing Literacy among Hearing- Impaired Children”
  • Ewha Womans University ’s Dance and Media Research Center, Seoul, Korea, July 2018
    • Colloquium Presentation: Embodying Literacy: A Model for Teaching Deaf Children”
  • Dance and the Child International, Adelaide, Australia, July 2018
    • Presentation: “Sounds and Words in Motion: Cognitive Embodiment and Creativity as Tools for Deaf Children’s Literacy Education”
  • Body Mind Centering Conference, Smith College, MA, June 2018
    • Solo Dance Project: “Gravity of Heart”
  • Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences & Education (AHSE) in Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2018
    • Paper: “Nietzsche and Somatics: An Experiential Study of Conflicting Creative Energies”, co-author Dan Liang '18
    • Solo Dance Project: “Gravity of Heart”
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Conference, Houston, TX, October 2017
    • Lecture: “Harmonious Embodiment: Somatic Approaches to Training a Transparent Body”
  • Body-Mind Centering Association Conference at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, July 2017
    • Choreographic Project: “Roots and Petals”
  • World Dance Alliance Global Summit at the School of Music at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, July, 2017
    • Lecture: “Investigating and Reactivating Movement from the Inside"
  • Somatic Dance Conference and Festival, Geneva, NY, July, 2017
    • Lecture: “Every BODY’s Journey”
  • The College Music Society Northeast Chapter, March 2017
    • Presentation: “Tools and Long-Term Benefits from a Collaboration between Music and Dance”, co-presented with Dr. Carol Shansky
  • American College Dance Association Conference, Randolph, NJ, March 2017
    • Lecture: “Embodying Function and Expression”

Original Choreographic Works:

  • Choreographic Projects for the Iona College Dance Ensemble
    • "Exchange and Interchange" - ICDE Spring 2017
    • “On the Wings of a Song”- Solo
    • "Colors of Power" - Ensemble Group Dance
    • "Memories and New Beginnings" – ICDE Fall 2017
    • "Little Sanctuary" - Solo
    • “Shall We Dance?” – Ensemble Group Dance
    • “The Pulse” - Ensemble Group Dance
    • "Tapestries of Movement" – ICDE Spring 2018
    • Excerpts from “The Inner Flow” - Solo Dance
    • "Fantasy Dream" – Ensemble Group Dance

 


Guest Lecturer

  • LIRIC (Learning in Retirement at Iona College): Dance yourself healthy! Oct 24, 2017


Creative Works and Performances

The concerts featured original works choreographed and directed by Dr. Park.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2018 Concert, “Kinetic Maze”
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2018 concert, "Tapestries of Movement"
  • Iona Scholar's Day, April 2018
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park performed by the Iona dance ensemble students and students' scholarly works mentored by Dr. Park as a part of the fine and performing arts presentation session in the Fine and Performing Arts Center's Gallery.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Fall 2017 concert, "Memories and New Beginnings"
  • Iona Scholars Day, April 2017
    • Special dance presentation featuring original choreographic works by Dr. Park performed by the Iona dance ensemble students and students' scholarly works mentored by Dr. Park as a part of the fine and performing arts presentation session in the Hynes Athletics Center's Hagarty Room.
  • Iona College Dance Ensemble Spring 2017 concert, "Exchange & Interchange"


Performer/Choreographer

  • Body Mind Centering Association, July 2018: "Dionysian Wonder"
  • Laban 2018 International Conference, New York, NY: "Gravity of Heart"
  • Body Mind Centering Association, July 2017: "Roots and Petals"


Service

  • Reviewer: Hawaii University International Conference: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
  • Committee Member: Honors Council
  • Committee Member: Faculty Senate
  • Board Member: Ewha Women's University's Dance and Media Research Center, Seoul Korea
  • Committee Member: The Iona College Council on the Arts
  • Committee Member: Iona Scholar’s Day Planning Committee
  • Committee Member: Library Committee
  • Committee Member: Faculty Search Committee
  • Board Member: SYREN Modern Dance
  • Board Member: Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Board Member: Seoul City Contemporary Dance Company


Awards and Honors

  • Spring 2019 - Travel Grant
  • Fall 2018 - Travel Grant
  • 2017 - The Faculty Development and Travel Committee Award


Professional Memberships

  • National Dance Education Organization
  • Body Mind Centering Association
  • Dance Studies Association
  • American College Dance Association
  • Dance and the Child International
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • International Dance Council CID