Five College Dance Department

FCDD Weekly E-Announce

Events and Announcements for the Five College Dance Community

Events in BOLD are FCDD events. Events not bolded are local dance events not directly affiliated with the FCDD.



30 (Wednesday)
Master Class: Bridgman | Packer Dance and Video Workshop
Open to all Five College students, but space is limited. Email Joanna Walker to request a spot.
Main Dance Studio, Hampshire College


Master Class: Partnering Workshop with Bridgman | Packer Dance
Open to all Five College dancers, but space is limited. Email Joanna Walker to request a spot.
Studio 1, Webster Hall, Amherst College

1-2 (Thursday-Friday)
Bridgman | Packer Dance: Truck
Thursday in Easthampton, MA and on the UMass Campus
Friday in Brattleboro, VT
See link for times
Free and open to the public

Workshop with Petra Kuppers
The Olimpias present: Asylum: Movement Hollows. A Social Somatic.
Open to the Five College community, but space is limited. Email Joanna Walker to request a spot.
Main Studio, Hampshire College

FCDD Annual Fall Lecture: Petra Kuppers
Movement, Somatics, Politics: The Olimpias Performance Work

Kirby Theater, Amherst College

2-3 (Friday- Saturday)
Florence Rice Hitchock and the Theory of the Soft Earth
A.P.E Gallery, Northampton

9 (Friday)
Arts Night Out with SCDT
6-7pm, meet the artists, 7-8pm dance showing
Studio Helix in the Thornes Building on Main Street, Northampton

Mid-Semester Break
Amherst College: Saturday October 10 - Monday, October 12
Hampshire, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges: Saturday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 13
UMass: Monday, October 12

15-16 (Thursday-Friday)
Fine Arts Center, UMass
Thursday at 10:00am
Friday at 10:00am and 7:30pm

15-17 (Thursday-Saturday)
Dora, a new play by Wendy Woodson
Performed by Peter B. Schmitz and Wendy Woodson
Holden Theater, Amherst College
Free admissions; call for reservations: 413-542-2277

16 (Friday)
FCDD Production Workshop #1: Intro 

Hampshire College

16-18 (Friday-Sunday)
Please Wear Appropriate Attire: a multi-media dance installation by Michelle Marroquin
Eastworks Building, Easthampton

18 (Sunday)
Workshop & Underscore Practice with Nancy Stark Smith
Workshop at 1-3 PM
The Underscore at 4-7:30 PM
25 Main Street, 4th floor- Northampton MA
Pre Register with space limited

19 (Monday)
Master Class with company member from Doug Varone and Dancers
Open to all Five College dancers, but space is limited. Email Joanna Walker to request a spot.
Totman Gym, UMass

19 (Monday)
Doug Varone and Dancers: Stripped (performance showcase stripped of costumes/lights)
Main Studio, Hampshire College
7:00pm  **Please note that there will be no late seating for this event.**

20 (Tuesday)
Doug Varone and Dancers: ReComposed and Lux
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall (chamber seating), UMass

20 (Tuesday)
Storylines in Stone: A Division 3 by Liz Kleisner
location: meadow behind Red Barn, Hampshire College

22 (Thursday)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater film premiere: “Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance"
Hampshire Mall 15 Cinema in Hadley

23 (Friday)
Dance Conversations for Family and Friends
Main Studio, Hampshire College

Announcements of Interest

Keep up with events and classes at The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
Helen Pickett's "Choreographic Essentials" Workshop at UMASS (January)
Arts and Culture in West Africa Study Abroad 
Kim Brandt (HC '01) premieres a new ensemble work through ISSUE Project Room

 Jobs and Internships

Assistant or Associate Professor of Musical Theatre/Dance at Ithaca College
Assistant Professor of Dance at Missouri State University

Internships available at Contact Quarterly
Female jazz and/or hip hop dance teachers needed for Girls DASH program
Keene State College seeks a dance teacher for spring 2016
Audition for paying dance gig on Sunday, October 4 in Northampton

Additional Dance Resources

Dancing Opportunities: a network of dance jobs, residencies, workshops, and auditions
Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive
Dance/NYC listings
Dance/USA listings