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Five College Dance Department

Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert

Thursday thru Saturday, February 20-22, 2014 at 8pm
Hampshire College Main Dance Studio, Amherst, MA

Tickets: $10 general, $5 student & senior

413-559-5889 or beginning Feb.10, 2014
Performance Handicapped Accessible

(Amherst, MA) Hampshire College Dance Program presents its annual Winter Dance Concert, which promises to be an evening of engaging and unconventional performance, February 20-22, 2014 at 8pm in the Main Dance Studio, Music & Dance Building.

Guest artist and Hampshire Alumnus Chris McMillian presents, Let there be… a collaborative creation with his repertory class that features flowing partnerships and captivating ensemble work. Ailey Picasso’s beautifully improvised solo considers the effects of habitual movement; first time contributor, Allison Gorbach offers a lyrical trio and Leah Valtin-Erwin debuts Occupied Trains, an energetic and clever exploration of Ukranian life.

Ellen Oliver’s, An Evening of Enchanted Alliance, examines the creation of and participation in collective identity. Miriam King’s duet focuses on boundaries of space and movement. Sabina Smith-Moreland submits two compositions; an improvised kinetic solo and a whimsical trio that employs quick-witted and humorous movement it its exploration of innocence and nostalgia. Nikko Koetsch’s solo Reasonable Doubt moves through the conflicts of self-confidence and doubt.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking evening of dance. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (413) 559-5889 or emailing beginning February 10. Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission and $5.00 for students and seniors. Handicapped Accessible.

About Hampshire College:

As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others.

Photo of Ailey Picasso by Jim Coleman