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FCDD 2014-2015 Calendar of Events

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

SEPTEMBER 

(Monday)
Labor Day

Classes Begin:
Amherst College and UMass: September 2
Hampshire and Mount Holyoke Colleges: September 3
Smith College; September 4

(Friday)
Advanced Placement Audition
Main Studio, Hampshire College
Modern/Contemporary: 4:30-5:15pm
Ballet: 5:30-6:15pm

(Friday)
Faculty Dance Concert
Kirby Theater, Amherst College
7:00pm

(Saturday)
FCDD Faculty/Guest Artists Audition
Kirby Theater, Amherst College
Open Studio: 12:30-1:00
Auditions: 1:00-3:00pm
Callbacks: 3:15-5:30pm

(Monday)
Performance Project Audition
Studio 1, Amherst College
7:00pm

(Tuesday)
MFA Casting Auditions
Scott Studio, Smith College
7:00pm

12 (Friday)
Smith College Department of Dance Back to Class Town Hall
Crew House, Smith College
4:30-5:30pm 

17 (Wednesday)
Hampshire Dance Program Open House
Small Dance Studio, Hampshire College
5:30-6:30pm

18
(Thursday)
Master Class: Mia Hsieh of Sheng Dong
Totman Rm. 13, UMass
9:15-11:00am 

18 (Thursday)
Practicing Power Through Movement: A West African Dance Workshop, Dinner and Lecture with Duke University’s Ava LaVonne Vinesett
Carroll Room, Campus Center, Smith College
4:30-7:00pm 

18-21 (Thursday- Sunday)
Ways of Seeing: Improvisation & Performance with Kirstie Simson
Earthdance

20 (Saturday)
Massachusetts Dance Festival Amherst
UMass

20 (Saturday)
Div III Auditions
Main Dance Studio, Hampshire College
1pm-4pm

25 (Thursday)
Rosh Hashanah begins

27 (Saturday)
Terre Unite Vandale and Movement Arts Ensemble (Mae)
Stone Songs
Laurel Park, Northampton (off King Street/Routes 5&10)
2:00pm 

27, 28 (Saturday and Sunday)
Master Classes with Omar Carrum of Delfos Danza
Limited space- arrive early

28 
(Sunday)
Open Run of Delfos Danza project
4:00pm in Scott Studio, Smith College

28 (Sunday)
4th Sunday Contact Improv Jam & Class with Jeff Bliss
Earthdance

28 (Sunday)
Winter Concert Dance Auditions

Hampshire College, Main Studio
1:00-4:00pm

28 (Sunday)
Double Edge Theater: An Outdoor Presentation at Amherst College
6:00- 7:30pm
Main Quad, AC

30 (Tuesday)
Sean Dorsey Dance
The Secret History of Love
John M. Greene Auditorium, Smith College
8:00pm
This is non-ticketed performance. First come, first seated. 

OCTOBER

(Wednesday)
Master Class: Sean Dorsey
Scott Studio, Smith College
1:00-3:30pm

(Wednesday)
FCDD Fall Lecture: Sean Dorsey
Wright Hall Auditorium, Smith College
7:00pm

(Thursday)
Multi-Bands

Fine Arts Center, UMass
7:30pm

2-5 (Thursday- Sunday)
Moving Within, Bringing It Out: A Feldenkrais Method & Improvisational Dance Workshop with Jacqueline Rubenstein
Earthdance

(Saturday)
Yom Kippur 

10-12 (Friday- Sunday)
Abraham.In.Motion
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA

16 (Thursday)
Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching Awards Ceremony honoring Smith Dance Chair Rodger Blum
Campus Center Carroll Room, Smith College
4:30pm
Reception to follow

16-19 (Thursday-Sunday)
The Royal Frog Ballet
The Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk
Amherst, MA
5:00pm prompt

16-19 (Thursday- Sunday)
Transnational Dance Immersion with Donna Mejia
Earthdance

17 (Friday)
FCDD: Production Workshop #1: Budget and Timeline
Venue TBD, Smith College
4:30-6:00pm

17 (Friday)
Paul Dennis Solo Concert with Talkback after the performance
Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College
8:00pm

18 (Saturday)
Massachusetts Dance Festival: Paper City Mini-Festival
City Hall Auditorium, Holyoke

18-19 (Saturday-Sunday)
Abraham.In.Motion
The Watershed
Mass MoCA
Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm 

23- 26 (Thursday- Sunday)
Falling Leaves Jam
Earthdance

24 (Friday)
FCDD: Production Workshop #2: Publicity
Venue TBD, Hampshire College
4:30-6:00pm

24-25 (Friday-Saturday)
Hampshire College Family and Friends Concert
Main Studio, Hampshire College
8pm

26 (Sunday)
4th Sunday Contact Improv Jam & Class with Jennifer Nugent
Earthdance

Fall Break
All campuses except UMass: October 11-14
UMass: October 13 (Columbus Day) 

31 (Friday)
Audition: UMass Dance Major Program

UMass
10:00am

31 (Friday)
Master Class with Madia W. Cooper
Studio 1, Amherst College
10:00-11:30am

NOVEMBER

1 (Saturday)
Audition: Alive With Dance/Emerging Choreographers Series

UMass
10:00am

1-2 (Saturday- Sunday)
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Cutler Majestic Theater, Emerson College

1-2 (Saturday- Sunday)
What's Rank & Privilege Got to Do with It? Workshop with Carol Swann
Earthdance

7 (Friday)
Ariel Cohen teaching at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)
33 Hawley Street, Northampton
10:00am-12:00pm

7 (Friday)
FCDD: Production Workshop #3: Lighting Design and Tech
Venue TBD, Mount Holyoke College
4:30-6:00pm

7-8 (Friday-Saturday)
Div III Performance: Sarazina Stein
Hampshire Art Gallery, Hampshire College
Reserve Tickets at toabutterworld@gmail.com
8:00pm and 9:00pm

8 (Saturday)
Improvisation as composition-in-the-moment: workshop with Peter Schmitz
SCDT, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton
10:00am-12:00pm

8 (Saturday)
MHC Student Dance Concert Auditions
Studio III, Kendall Hall MHC
9:00am-12:00pm

13-15 (Thursday-Saturday)
Mount Holyoke College Fall Faculty Dance Concert

Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College
8:00pm

13-16 (Thursday- Sunday)
Life is Not a Bitch Workshop with Miguel Gutierrez
Earthdance

14-16 (Friday-Sunday)
Tamalpa Experience Workshop with Elisabeth Osgood- Campbell
Earthdance

14 (Friday)
Improvisational Occurances: Works in progress by international performance artists
SCDT, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton
8:00-9:30pm
by donation, no reservations

15 (Saturday)
Riff Talks: illuminating artist dialogues about performance practices
SCDT, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton
7:00-9:00pm

15-16 (Saturday- Sunday)
African Dance with Caro Diallo
Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

17 (Monday)
Master Class with Martha Graham Dance Company: Int. Modern Dance
Hampshire College, Main Studio/Theater
4:00-5:30pm
For FCDD dancers. Space is limited. Please email Joanna Walker to reserve a spot.

17 (Monday)
Community Class with Martha Graham Dance Company: Int. Modern Dance
Totman Rm. 13, UMass
6:00-7:30pm
Open to the public. Space is limited. Please email Joanna Walker to reserve a spot.

18 (Tuesday)
Martha Graham Dance Company

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass
7:30pm

20-22 (Thursday-Saturday)
Smith College Fall Faculty Dance Concert

Theater 14, Smith College
8:00pm

21-22 (Friday-Saturday)
Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence A Dance Company
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA

20, 21, 22 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Dora, a work in progress
written by Wendy Woodson, performed by Peter Schmitz and Wendy Woodson
Studio 3, Webster Hall, Amherst College
Thursday 7:30pm, Friday 5pm, Saturday 3pm

23 (Sunday)
4th Sunday Contact Improv Jam & Class with Sarah Young
Earthdance

Thanksgiving Break:
Amherst College: November 22-30
All other campuses: November 26-30

DECEMBER

2-4 (Tuesday-Thursday)
Amherst College Theater and Dance Project Auditions
Webster Hall, AC
various locations and times on website

(Thursday)
Call for Collaborators with choreographer Michael Bodel
RSVP and INFO at www.cavesandattics.net
Northampton Center for the Arts
7-9pm

4-5 (Thursday-Friday)
Bare Bones Concert

Scott Studio, Smith College
8:00pm

5-6 (Friday-Saturday)
Performance Project

Holden Theater, Amherst College
8:00pm

5-6 (Friday-Saturday)
University Dancers Concert

Bowker Auditorium, UMass
7:30pm

8 (Monday)
End of Semester Project/Party for Jodi Falk's Dance in the Community class
Music and Dance Bldg. Hampshire College
5:30-8:30pm
If interested in attending, please contact Jodi

(Tuesday)
End of Semester Flash Mob
Blanchard, Mount Holyoke College
Meet at 6:00pm to learn the dance. All are welcome! 

(Wednesday)
End of Semester Class Showings

Scott Studio, Smith College
4:30pm

11 (Thursday)
Fall Grad Event
Scott Studio, Smith College
7:00pm

Last Day of Classes:
UMass: December 5
Mount Holyoke College: December 9
Amherst College: December 10
Smith College: December 11
Hampshire College: December 12

JANUARY

January Term:
Amherst College: Jan 5- 21
Hampshire College: Jan 5- 15
Mount Holyoke College: Jan 5-16
Smith College: Jan 5- 23
UMASS: Dec 15- Jan 17

5-9; 12-14 (Monday-Friday; Monday-Wednesday)
J-Term Class: Movement for Actors with Peter Schmitz
Studio 1, Webster Hall, Amherst College
10:00am-12:00pm
15 student max. Email Stephanie Vieira to sign up for the class 

12-16 (Monday-Friday)
J-Term Class: Awareness Through Movement: The Feldenkrais Method with Annie Rudnik
Crew House Dance Studio, Smith College
3:15-5:15pm

13-16 (Tuesday-Friday)
University Dancers Tour

19 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Classes Begin:
Amherst College: Jan 22
Hampshire College: Jan 21
Mount Holyoke College and UMASS: Jan 20
Smith College: Jan 26

30 (Friday)
Screening of Paul Taylor: Creative Domain documentary film
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
5:30pm: Reception
6:30pm: Screening (tickets)
8:10pm: Q&A with Director Kate Geis and Executive Producer Robert Aberlin    

                                

FEBRUARY

5-7 (Thursday- Saturday)
Amherst College Senior Project: Pepper Dee
Holden Theater, Amherst College
8pm

5-7 (Thursday- Saturday)
MFA Thesis Concert
Theatre 14, Smith College
8:00pm

6 (Friday)
MFA Auditions
Smith College

6
(Friday)
UMASS Dance Major Auditions
9am & 2pm
UMASS

6 (Friday)
Conversations: An Evening of Dance
An informal dance showing followed by an all-inclusive dance jam
Small Dance Studio, Hampshire College
Refreshments at 6:30pm
Showing at 7:00pm 
If you would like to show work in progress, please email Jamila Jackson

6-8 (Friday-Sunday)
February UPLIFT JAM
Earthdance

12 (Thursday)
Ethics and the Common Good: What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?
Featuring author and Commons activist David Bollier, and choreographer, performer and educator Liz Lerman 
Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College
4:30pm
The event is open to the public and free of charge.

12-14 (Thursday- Saturday)
Winter Dance Concert
Main Studio, Hampshire College
8:00pm

19 (Thursday)
Massachusetts Dance Festival Launch Party
Northampton Brewery
5:30-7:30pm

19-21 (Thursday- Saturday)
Five College Faculty Dance Concert
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College
8:00pm

19-21 (Thursday- Saturday)
Amherst College Senior Project: Valerie Rodriguez
Holden Theater, Amherst College
8:00pm

23 (Monday)
Grupo Corpo Master Class 
Studio 3, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
11:30am-1:00pm
To reserve a spot in the master class, contact Joanna Walker

24 (Tuesday)
Grupo Corpo
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass
7:30pm

28 (Saturday)
Reboot: A FCDD Dance Party!
In celebration of Jean Baxter's retirement. Featuring DJ Jake Meginsky.
Red Barn, Hampshire College
8:00-11:00pm

28 (Saturday)
Storyboard P and the Warriorz
Club B-10, Mass MoCA
8:00pm


MARCH

1 (Sunday)
Mount Holyoke Dance Department Tea
Peppy Dennett Room, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
12:30-2:00pm
Contact Rose Flachs for more info

1 (Sunday)
2015 College Class and Jam (class taught by Chris Aiken)
Earthdance
If you need help arranging a ride, email Lisa at Earthdance

5 (Thursday)
Zaccho Dance Theatre presents Dying While Black & Brown
Student Union Ballroom, UMass
7:00pm 

5-7 (Thursday- Saturday)
Amherst College Senior Project: Daejione Jones
Studio 3, Webster Hall
8:00pm

6
(Friday)
UMASS Majors Audition
9am and 2pm

6 (Friday)
Panel Discussion/Reception/Contact Jam co-led by Nancy Stark Smith and Chris Aiken
Arts and Industry Building, 221 Pine Street, Florence, MA
4:30 pm SALON CONVERSATION  Studio rEvolution (Studio #442)
6:00 pm OPEN STUDIO & RECEPTION Contact Quarterly (Studio #112)
8:00 pm JAM Wildlife Sanctuary (Studio #349)

6-8 (Friday-Sunday)
Lucinda Childs' Available Light
Hunter Center, Mass MoCA
Friday-Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm

9 (Monday)
Lecture by Dr. Michael Turvey: Action And Perception At The Level Of Synergies
Weinstein Auditorium, Smith College
Tea at 4:00pm
Lecture at 4:30pm

11-13 (Wednesday- Friday)
American College Dance Association
Rhode Island College

11 (Wednesday)
Master Class with Ragamala Dance Company
Studio 2, Mount Holyoke College
4:15-5:45pm
Ragamala Dancers will present a workshop on movements and rhythms of classical Indian Bharata Natyam style. All are welcome to observe and participate, space permitting. Email Ranjanaa with any questions.

12 (Thursday)
Ragamala Dance Company
Fine Arts Center, UMass
7:30pm
$35, $30, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10

13-15 (Friday-Sunday)
Dorrance Dance
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Friday/Saturday, 8:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday, 3:00 pm
$40.00, $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members

14-22 (Saturday- Sunday)
Spring Break

25 (Wednesday)
Nevabawarldapece
Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company
Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College
7:30 pm
$15-$25, $5 for KSC students

26 (Thursday)
Hymnen by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Festival of Sound and Space
Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Northampton, MA
7:00 PM
Free Admission

26-28 (Thursday- Saturday)
Division III Dance Concert: Where Worlds Collide
Sabina Smith-Moreland, with Miriam King and Amanda Major
Main Studio, Hampshire College
8:00 pm
$5, $3 students and seniors

27-28 (Friday-Saturday)
Senior Dance Concert: 9 and A Muffin
Kendall Hall Studio Theater, MHC
8:00 pm
$5, $3 student and seniors

28-29 (Saturday-Sunday)
Aladdin and His Magic Lamp
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Academy of Music, Northampton
4:30 pm
$23-$38, Student and Senior Discounts Available

29 (Sunday)
Audition for UMass Ellington Nutcracker (1 of 2)
Totman Rm. 13, UMass
2:00-4:00pm

29 (Sunday)
Dancing in Wild Places
A presentation by Andrea Olsen
Studio 3, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
2:00-3:15 pm
Free Admission

29 (Sunday)
RIFF TALKS 2
The School of Contemporary Dance and Thought
Arts Trust Building Hawley Street Northampton
4:00- 7:00 pm
$15 Admission

Boston Ballet
Shades of Sound
March 19- March 29
$29-$142

APRIL

2-3 (Thursday- Friday)
Senior Project: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Directed and choreographed by Lilly Katz
Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College
8:00 pm
$3-$5 Suggested Donation

2-4 (Thursday- Saturday)
Amherst College Senior Project: Bryce Monroe
Holden Theater, Amherst College
8:00 pm
Free, Reservations Recomended

2-4 (Thursday- Saturday)
Senior Dance Concert: Where We Agree
Hallie Flanagan Studio Theater, Smith College
8:00 pm
$10 General Admission; $5 Students/Seniors, 

10-11 (Friday- Saturday)
Student Dance Concert: Figment
Kendall Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College
8:00 pm
$5 General Admission; $3 Students/Seniors

10-11 (Friday-Saturday)
Division III Performance/Installation: Cold Sweat: A Haunted House
Curated by Hayley-Jane Blackstone
Paper City Studios, Holyoke MA
6:00-9:00 pm
Free Admission. Open to the public.

10-11 (Friday-Saturday)
RUBBERBANDance Group
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
8:00 pm
$40.00, $36.00 World Music/CRASHarts Members

10-11 (Friday-Saturday)
Document the Absence
Catalyst Dance Company
Academy of Music Northampton
Friday/Saturday, 7:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00 pm
$12 general, $10 seniors, $6 students/12 & under

11 (Saturday)
Audition for UMass Ellington Nutcracker (2 of 2)
Totman Rm. 13, UMass
11:00am-1:00 pm

11-12 
(Saturday-Sunday)
Keigwin + Company
Hunter Center, Mass MoCA
Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 3:00 pm
$12-$38

12 (Sunday)
Audition for 2015-16 FCDD repertory project: Megawatt by Pilobolus
Studio 3, Mount Holyoke College
1:00-3:00 pm
*All dancers must bring their own knee pads*

14 (Tuesday)
Stephen Petronio Book Reading: Confessions of a Motion Addict
R. Michelson Galleries, 132 Main Street, Northampton
7:00 pm
Free Admission

15 (Wednesday)
Stephen Petronio Master Class: Int/Adv Modern
Studio 1, Webster Hall, Amherst College
4:00-5:30pm
All int/adv FCDD dancers are invited to participate, but space is limited. To reserve a spot, contact Joanna 

16 (Thursday)
Locomotor / Non Locomotor
Stephen Petronio Company
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass
7:30pm
$10-$42

16 (Thursday)
Open Level Classes with Taylor 2
Northeast American School of Dance, Northampton, MA
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm Youth
6:30 pm- 7:30 pm Adult
$15

17 (Friday)
Spring/Made
Smith College Department of Dance
Smith College Macleish Field Station, West Whately, MA
8:00 pm
Free Admission

17 (Friday)
Paul Taylor Dance Company
Academy of Music Theater, Northampton
8:00 pm
$15-$30

16-18 (Thursday- Saturday)
UMass Emerging Choreographers Series: Rendered
Main Dance Studio, Hampshire College
8:00 pm
$10 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors

18 (Saturday)
Intermediate/Advanced Master Classes with Taylor 2
UMass Amherst 
10:30 am- 12:00 pm
12:15 am- 1:45 pm
$15

18 (Saturday)
as always
Thesis Concert: Poorna Swami

Kendall Studio Theater, Mount Holyoke College
8:00 pm
Free entry. Reservations recommended. For reservations email Poorna.

19 (Sunday)
Spring Arts Festival: Arts Faculty Performance
Kirby Theater, Amherst College
3:00 pm

20 (Monday)
Daniel Ulbricht and Dancers: Bring the Ballet to Brattleboro
Latchis Theatre, Brattleboro
7:30 pm
$18-$75

23-25 (Thursday-Saturday)
Alive With Dance Concert: Part IV
Bowker Auditorium, UMass
8:00 pm
$10 General Admission; $5 Students/Seniors

24 (Friday)
FIND: a performative treasure hunt
Starts at the Graffiti Wall at Hampshire College
2:00-3:00pm
Free

23-25 (Thursday-Saturday)
Noveto
Studio 3 Webster Hall, Amherst College
8:00pm
Free 

30 (Thursday)
UMass Informal Dance Concert: Flux
Totman Rm. 13, UMass
6:30pm
Free

Last Day of Classes
Amherst College: May 6
Hampshire and Smith Colleges: May 1
Mount Holyoke College: April 27
UMass: April 29

MAY

1 (Friday)
Spring Grad Dance Event
Studio Theater, Smith College
8pm
$1 Admission. Reservations required,

13-16 (Wednesday-Saturday)
20-21
(Wednesday-Thursday)
23
(Saturday)
More Clearly in Dreams created by Rodger Blum
Smith College Department of Dance
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College
May 13-15 and 20-21 at 8:00pm
May 16 at 7:00pm
May 23 at 1:00pm
$15, $10 reunion participants/seniors, $5 students

16 (Saturday)
Commencement Dance Concert
Studio Theatre, Mount Holyoke College
2:00pm

21-23 (Thursday-Saturday)
Tarry Four: new dances by Aretha Aoki, Jim Coleman, Terese Freedman, and Paul Matteson
A.P.E. Gallery
126 Main Street, Northampton
8:00pm
$15

29-30 (Friday-Saturday)
An Evening of Dance and Music with Katie Martin and Jake Meginsky
A.P.E. Gallery
126 Main Street, Northampton
8:00pm
$10 General/$5 Students

30 (Saturday)
Finding Strength Through Ease: A Feldenkrais Workshop
With Fritha Pengelly and Sarah Young
Earthdance Retreat Center, Plainfield
10:00 am- 4:00 pm
$65-$85

Commencement
Amherst College: May 24
Hampshire College: May 16
Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges: May 17
UMASS: May 8