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University of Rochester River Campus Culture
Arts Friday: U of Rís River Campus Culture WXXI
Arts & Culture What role do the arts play at a liberal arts college and research institution? What role does artistic creation and appreciation play in people's lives, even when it isn't one's career or college major?

Nigel Maister and Missy Pfohl Smith of the University of Rochester spoke with WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami about arts initiatives at the University of Rochester and the broader role of arts in our lives and community. They were also joined by several callers as part of this midday talk show recorded live on April 5, 2013.

Nigel Maister is the Artistic Director of the University of Rochester International Theatre program, as well as a founding member and resident theatre director of the new music group Alarm Will Sound. Missy Pfohl Smith is a choreographer and dancer who is the artistic director of the Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. She's also the founder and artistic director of the non-profit contemporary dance company BIODANCE.