Parent Organization: Art and Performance Groups

Fusion Dance Company is the oldest student dance organization at Brown University.  We are an entirely student-choreographed group and perform a variety of different dance styles.  

In 1983, Paula Franklin, a student at Brown felt there was a need for more student choreography on campus.  That year, for the Fall Dance Concert, she choregraphed a piece called "Portrait of the Studio," which later became the precursor to Fusion Dance Company.  The next semester, auditions were held to form a diverse company of twenty three students.  They performed a variety of dance styles, hence the name "Fusion."  Today, Fusion tries to uphold this tradition as a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic group of both men and women who perform a variety of dance styles and do not comform to modern day constraints on body shape, size, dance style, or choreography.