Five College Consortium

Five College Dance Department


       Seize the moment April 12-13 at 8:00 PM in the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex Studio Theater for a unique celebration of daring risks, striking creativity, and refreshing ingenuity developed by 10 of Mount Holyoke College’s emerging student choreographers.

Contact the MHC Dance Box Office at (413) 538-2848 or

Ticket prices are $5.00 for general admission and $3.00 for students and seniors.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

Hollow Spaces

               Hollow Spaces . . . a dance concert choreographed by Joshua Shane, Olana Flynn, and guest artist, Therese Freedman. March 7-9 at 8:00 pm In the Hampshire College Main Dance Studio. General   admission $5.00, students and seniors $3.00. Call for reservations 413-559-5889 or email Check it out on Facebook!

               Our everyday struggles and tribulations inspire us to move forward with our lives to find something better in Hollow Spaces, a division III dance concert, March 7-9, at Hampshire College in Amherst. Choreographers Joshua Shane, Olana Flynn and guest artist, Terese Freedman bring you through journeys of struggle and loss as they search for solace within themselves.

               The nights program includes three works. In, if tangled bits fly loose, Olana questions and explores loss by constructing grief as space and physical action. Joshua Shane's work menace, a work looking at how men are really expected to present themselves, and how some people just do not fit the molds left to them by their fathers.  Last in the program is a duet performed by both Joshua and Olana, choreographed by Terese Freedman, giving a look into the intricacy of partnership.

                Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling: 413-559-5889, or by emailing: Ticket prices are $5.00 for general admission, and $3.00 for students and seniors.

Winter Dance Concert

Hampshire College presents a multifaceted and whimsical dance concert with works by student and guest artists.

ROOMS, by internationally-renowned choreographer Anna Sokolow was the first modern dance presented on national television. Restaged on Five College dancers under the watchful eye of professor Paul Dennis, it leaves audiences enthralled.

Measured movement and emotion abound in trios by Nikko Koetsch and Ailey Picasso-Hobin.

Choreographers Ellen Oliver and Madeleine Gowing present inspired pieces based in poetry by Octavio Paz and the opera Orfeo. Viewers will be entranced by Sarazina Stein’s quirky trio and spellbound by Amanda Major’s choreography.

Katie Martin’s newest dance work for 12, more: portraits 1-3, amplifies the continual bleeding and erasure of fixed moments, reflecting an emerging resonance of seemingly disparate kinetic logics. 

Be captivated by the Hampshire College Dance Concert, February 7-9 at 8pm in the Main Dance Studio. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (413) 559-5889 or emailing beginning January 28th. Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission and $5.00 for students and seniors. Venue is handicapped accessible.



During the Fall Dance performance, cast 7 crew will collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Items will be donated directly to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your canned goods and share in the success of the project with us.

Opportunities to drop off donated items:

Wed. 11/7. 10:30am-2:30pm - Hampshire Dance Offices

                    4:30pm-6:00pm -  MHC Box Office (Kendall Hall)

Performance Nights, 11/8-10 beginning at 7pm - MHC Box Office (Kendall Hall)

The following items are seriously needed:

Meals In A Can

Canned Soup

Canned Tuna

Shelf Stable Milk

Peanut Butter


Granola Bars


Canned Fruits

Baby Food (No Jars)

Canned Vegetables

Contact Allison Smartt, with any questions.

Mount Holyoke College – Fall Dance

Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Thursday through Saturday, November 8-10, 2012 at 8pm 
Handicapped Accessible
Tickets: $10 general, $5 students & seniors

Reservations: 413-538-2848 or

Mount Holyoke College Dance presents an exciting evening of dance featuring Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s in-your-face Echad Mi Yodea, from his Kyr (1990); Paul Matteson’s Take it OVER and What a Life?¸which explore ways of thinking about movement; Terese Freedman’s reprise of Surfacing, an intimate, interdependent duet; Zoé Henrot’s re-staging of Becoming Undone, questioning the difference between the science and the art of movement; and Nina Joly’s quirky jazz choreography in Genuine Jig.
Performances are November 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for students and seniors. To reserve your tickets, call the box office at (413) 538-2848 or email

Determining the Causes and Consequences of Eating Disorders among Adolescents and Young Adults

Thursday, October 18, 2012
12:00 pm  ::  Carroll Room, Campus Center

Alison Field, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

For the past 2 decades, Alison E. Field, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Adolescent Medicine, has researched the causes and consequences of overweight, excessive weight gain, weight concerns, weight control behaviors, and eating disorders among the 16,882 adolescents in the ongoing Growing Up Today Study (GUTS). GUTS is a prospective cohort study Field helped to established in 1996 to assess the predictors of dietary intake, activity, and weight gain during a four year period. It is the largest study with repeated measurements among adolescent males and females. In this lecture, Field will discuss what GUTS has revealed about differences between male and female attitudes about having toned muscles and about being thinner, the influence of the media, the use of extreme methods to control weight and shape, the role of family in the development of weight concerns and disordered eating, and the correlates and consequences of eating disorders among adolescent and young adult males and females in GUTS.

Presented by the Kahn Institute 2012-2013 project Altering Bodies & Minds. Free and open to the public.

Pizza will be served for the first 50 attendees.