Spring 2020 Calendar of Events

If you have a Five College event to share please email fcdance@fivecolleges.edu

Please note events below that have been cancelled, post-poned, or moved to virtual platforms. 


March 13th, 5:00-8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Opening Reception for Embodied Leadership Project Photo Exhibit
Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley St. 
Flex Studio, Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA
This exhibit captures the ongoing work of The Embodied Leadership Project, a trauma-informed mindfulness, wellness and inclusion organization. ELP’s approach integrates body-based practices, such as dance, yoga and horsemanship with the community practice of storytelling. This integrated curriculum supports the body, mind and emotions, as well as community engagement. ELP works in community organizations, schools and higher education. Embodiedleadershipproject.org 
Exhibit remains up until April 24th. Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.


April 2 & 3, 7:30 pm - CANCELLED, but stay tuned for a virtual platform to view their work.
Alive With Dance Spring Concert
Totman 202, UM
Featuring works created by Senior UMass B.A. Dance Majors and other dance students.

April 3-4, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED (Link to the livestream below)
Mount Holyoke Senior Capstone Concert
Studio Theater, MHC
The seniors in Mount Holyoke's dance department scrambled to put their thesis projects onstage in 20 hours when they found out the school was closing on March 10. Watch a livestream of the performance here.

April 4, 2020, 1:30-4:00 pm - CANCELLED
Dance Science Symposium 2020
Integrative Learning Center, Room 211S, UM

April 9-11, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Smith Senior Concert
Hallie Flanagan Theater, SC
The seniors were able to put on their senior concert an entire month early upon hearing of the school closing. It took place on March 13th. 

April 9-11, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Right Woman, Leah Woodbridge Senior Honors Project
Holden Theater, AC

April 10-11, 7:00 pm - CANCELLED
Shakia Johnson's MFA Thesis Concert, The Intelligent Black Woman
Studio 4, School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, 25 Main Street
This concert presents choreographer and Five College Dance Professor Shakia Johnson’s MFA thesis research. Her work focuses on Black women, social dancing, education, religion, African and U.S. history, hip hop culture, with a particular focus on female pioneers within hip hop and Jazz-era cultura.
Tickets are $15, and are available here for Friday 4/10 and here for Saturday 4/11

April 13, 5:45-8:00 pm - MOVED VIRTUAL
Five College Dance Student Salon - Virtual Edition
Five College Dance seeks to create a supportive space where movers across the campuses can share works-in-development with one another, engage in constructive dialogue about their art, and build creative community across the schools. Faculty will be present but these gatherings are for and should be driven by students. Students from all performance disciplines are welcome to witness and to submit a work-in-progress for consideration. 

April 14, 7:30 pm - CANCELLED
Ashwini Ramaswamy, Let the Crows Come
Fine Arts Center, UM

April 17 &18, 8:00pm - CANCELLED
Jenna Riegel concert 
Kirby Theater, AC

April 21, 6:00-7:30pm - POST-PONED
AFROmation Conversation, featuring Jamila Jackson, Shakia Johnson, and FCD students
Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, MA
The public is invited to witness a dialogue between Shakia Johnson, Jamila Jackson and several undergraduate dance students/scholars that will explore the relationship between affirmation and feeling within manifestations of Black dance and culture. Hosted in collaboration with Five College Dance  
Free and open to the public. 

April 24 & 25, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Student Concert
Studio Theater, MHC 

April 24 & 25, 7:30 pm - CANCELLED
Junior Choreography Projects
Totman 202, UM

April 24 & 25, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Solo Performance
Webster Hall, Studio 3, AC

April 27, 11:30 am -1:00 pm - CANCELLED
Alvin Ailey Master Class
Totman 202, UM 

April 28, 7:30 pm - CANCELLED
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Fine Arts Center, UM


May 1, 8:00 pm - POST-PONED
Spring Grad Event
Scott Studio, SC

May 2, 7:00 pm - CANCELLED
Sound, Movement & Text Showcase
Webster Hall, Studio 1, AC

May 7 & 8, 8:00 pm - CANCELLED
Danté Brown, "Oh Gabriel!"
Kirby Theater, AC

May 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - CANCELLED
Commencement Concert
Studio Theater, MHC