2020-2021 Calendar of Events

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

When submitting items please include the day of week, date, time
-title of event
, host campus
-”location”, professor’s email for requesting a Zoom link, as well as physical location as applicable
,
who is this open to? (all FCD students and faculty, all FC students, FCD students at a certain level of study, etc)
, how to RSVP, sign up, or get a ticket.

September

Celebrating the Life of Nancy Stark Smith

Sunday, September 13, 2020 2:00–5:00 pm EDT (18:00-21:00 UTC) via Zoom and YouTube Live

Nancy passed away on May 1st. We will celebrate her life as a dancer, teacher, performer, writer, community builder, and co-founder and editor of Contact Quarterly dance journal.

To attend:
To access the Zoom memorial, you must register in advance here.
Please note: the capacity for the Zoom event is limited and spots are filling quickly.
The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.


To access the YouTube live stream, visit our YouTube channel at 2:00pm EDT on the day of the event. The video will appear when the live stream starts.

Schedule:
2:00 - 3:45 pm EDT: Opening prayers and reflections from family and close friends
3:45 - 5:00 pm EDT: Continued reflections

5:00 pm EDT onward: "Campfire" Epilogue, open space for sharings (until the sun comes up)

The memorial will be recorded and posted publicly after the event (with permission from attendees).

Smith Student Org Delebrations Dance Auditions

Materials due on Sunday, September 13. Smith College's all student run Celebrations Dance Co. is holding virtual auditions! Check the Celebrations Dance Company facebook page for directions on how to audition. 

 

October 

RACE AND...Dance Series: Each session will include a 60-minute movement teaching and/or lecture portion and a 30-minute Q&A session. Students are expected to do assigned reading/viewing and be prepared with questions for each guest instructor.
Registration: Open to all Five College students, with or without dance training. Please register in advance through MHC’s Division of Student Life (https://events.mtholyoke.edu/calendar) - links for each session are above. For non-Mount Holyoke students, please click the green "Register" button on this page to gain access to the Zoom registration link; do not log in to Embark. We highly encourage students to commit to all six sessions for an optimal experience.
Fri, Oct 9: African folkloric dance and connections to social dance (Moncell Durden)* Part of the 1619 Series
REGISTER: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/.../tJcvf...
Fri, Oct 30: Afro-Mexican (Brother(hood) Dance)

November

RACE AND...Dance Series: Each session will include a 60-minute movement teaching and/or lecture portion and a 30-minute Q&A session. Students are expected to do assigned reading/viewing and be prepared with questions for each guest instructor.
Registration: Open to all Five College students, with or without dance training. Please register in advance through MHC’s Division of Student Life (https://events.mtholyoke.edu/calendar) - links for each session are above. For non-Mount Holyoke students, please click the green "Register" button on this page to gain access to the Zoom registration link; do not log in to Embark. We highly encourage students to commit to all six sessions for an optimal experience.
Fri, Nov 6: Caribbean (Tania Isaac)
Fri, Nov 13: Jazz (LaTasha Barnes)
Fri, Nov 20: East Coast Hip-Hop (B-girl Ana Rokafella Garcia)

December 

January

February

RACE AND...Dance Series: Each session will include a 60-minute movement teaching and/or lecture portion and a 30-minute Q&A session. Students are expected to do assigned reading/viewing and be prepared with questions for each guest instructor.
Registration: Open to all Five College students, with or without dance training. Please register in advance through MHC’s Division of Student Life (https://events.mtholyoke.edu/calendar) - links for each session are above. For non-Mount Holyoke students, please click the green "Register" button on this page to gain access to the Zoom registration link; do not log in to Embark. We highly encourage students to commit to all six sessions for an optimal experience.

Fri, Feb 12: Afro-Cuban (Ronald K. Brown)

 

RACE AND...Dance Events 2020-2021

DANCE AND...dance series for the fall 2020. Registration through Mount Holyoke College's Office for Student Life
So thrilled to announce the upcoming series RACE AND….Dance!
This six-session series seeks to teach Five College students various forms of African diasporic dance and, crucially, the cultures in which they are rooted. Curated by Five College Joint Lecturer of African Diasporic Dance Shakia Barron, RACE AND...Dance allows students, regardless of their dance experience or training, a creative mode by which to learn about and appreciate these diverse cultures, whose contributions to contemporary dance are often underexplored. In a time when race is at the forefront of national conversations, this series not only offers deep exploration of these dance forms and their historical contexts but also offers embodiment as a unique entrypoint for discussing race.
This program is a collaboration between Five College Dance and Mount Holyoke College Division of Student Life’s RACE AND… series. This program is co-sponsored by
Mount Holyoke Student Life, Mount Holyoke Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mount Holyoke Cultural Centers, Mount Holyoke College Dance Department,
Hampshire College Dance Program, Amherst College Theater and Dance Department, UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, Smith College Department of Dance, and Five College Dance.
Dates and Sessions (all via Zoom) :
Each session will focus on a particular form of African diasporic dance, rooted in a particular global culture, and will be taught by a different guest expert. Each session will include a 60-minute movement teaching and/or lecture portion and a 30-minute Q&A session. Students are expected to do assigned reading/viewing and be prepared with questions for each guest instructor.
Fri, Oct 9: African folkloric dance and connections to social dance (Moncell Durden)*
REGISTER: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/.../tJcvf...
Fri, Oct 30: Afro-Mexican (Brother(hood) Dance)
Fri, Nov 6: Caribbean (Tania Isaac)
Fri, Nov 13: Jazz (LaTasha Barnes)
Fri, Nov 20: East Coast Hip-Hop (B-girl Ana Rokafella Garcia)
Fri, Feb 12: Afro-Cuban (Ronald K. Brown)
*Part of MHC’s Common Read, The 1619 Project
Registration: Open to all Five College students, with or without dance training. Please register in advance through MHC’s Division of Student Life (https://events.mtholyoke.edu/calendar) - links for each session are above. For non-Mount Holyoke students, please click the green "Register" button on this page to gain access to the Zoom registration link; do not log in to Embark. We highly encourage students to commit to all six sessions for an optimal experience.