Five College Consortium

Five College Dance Department

FCDD Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

(as of 1/18/18)

Events that are large and BOLD are FCDD events. Events that are smaller and not bolded are local dance events not directly affiliated with the FCDD.

JANUARY

Classes begin:
Amherst College and UMass: Monday, January 22
Mount Holyoke College: Tuesday, January 23
Hampshire College: Wednesday, January 24
Smith College: Thursday, January 25

 7-26
January Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith, Mike Vargas, and other guests

Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield

12-15 (Friday-Monday)
Convergence: An Authentic Movement Workshop
with Susan Schell and Carolyn Shakti Sadeh
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield

26-27 (Friday-Saturday)
Leah Calabro's Senior Project
UMass 
8:00pm

FEBRUARY

2 (Friday)
Workshop Series in Stage Lighting for Dance with Kathy Couch: Part 1
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
4:15-5:45pm

1-3 (Thursday-Saturday)
Hampshire College Winter Dance Concert
Main Studio Theater, Music and Dance Building, Hampshire College
8:00pm

2 (Friday)
UMass Dance Program Major Audition
1:00pm

2-4 (Friday-Sunday)
Beginning CI Workshop: Laying the Groundwork
with Felice Wolfzahn
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield

7 (Wednesday)
Contemporary Master Class with Jessica Lang Dance
Time and Location TBD

8 (Thursday)
Pre-concert talk with choreographer Jessica Lang on the development of Thousand Yard Stare
Fine Arts Center, UMass
6:30-7:00pm

8 (Thursday)
Jessica Lang Dance 
Fine Arts Center, UMass
7:30pm
Post-concert Q&A with company in the orchestra pit to follow.

8-10 (Thursday-Saturday)
Denzel Wood's Senior Project
Holden Theater, Amherst

8-10 (Thursday-Saturday)
MFA Thesis Dance Concert: Ternate
Theater 14, Smith College
8:00pm

9 (Friday)
Workshop Series in Stage Lighting for Dance with Kathy Couch: Part 2
Studio Theatre, Kendal Hall, Mount Holyoke College
4:15-5:45pm

(Friday)
Smith College MFA in Dance Program Audition
Mendenhall Performing Arts Center, Smith College
8:00am

9-10 (Friday-Saturday) 
Rebekah Scott's Senior Project
UMass
8:00pm

15-18 (Thursday-Sunday)
2018 ACDA New England Conference 
Boston University, Boston MA

23-24 (Friday-Saturday)
Erica Weiss' and Nicole Nelson's Senior Project
UMass 
8:00pm

23 (Friday)
Master Class with M'Bewe Escobar
Amherst College

MARCH

February 28 - March 3 (Wednesday-Saturday)
Five College Dance Department Faculty Concert
Main Studio Theater, Music and Dance Building, Hampshire College
8:00pm

1-3 (Thursday-Saturday)
Denison Marsland-Rello's Senior Project: Uncanny Valley
Written by Thomas Gibbons
Studio 3 Webster Hall, Amherst

Spring Break: 
Saturday, March 10-Sunday, March 18

22-23 (Thursday-Friday)
Alive With Dance #1
Bowker Auditorium, UMass

23-24 (Friday-Saturday)
Mount Holyoke Senior Concert
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College

28 (Wednesday)
Master Class with Ballet X
Time and Location TBD

29 (Thursday)
Ballet X 
Fine Arts Center, UMass
7:30pm
Post-concert Q&A with company in the orchestra pit to follow

30 (Friday): Good Friday; Passover Begins

29-31 (Thursday-Saturday)
Yetunde Ojetade's Senior Project
Amherst

APRIL

3 (Tuesday)
Sacred Dances and Legends of Hawai'i: When Gods Mingled with Mortals
Fine Arts Center, UMass
7:30pm

6-7 (Friday-Saturday)
Kelsey Saulnier's Senior Project
UMass
8:00pm

5-7 (Thursday-Saturday)
Hampshire College Division III Concert
Main Studio Theater, Music and Dance Building, Hampshire College
8:00pm

12-14 (Thursday-Saturday)
Smith College Senior Dance Concert
Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, Smith College
8:00pm

12-13 (Thursday-Friday) 
Alive With Dance #2
Bowker Auditorium, UMass

13-14 (Friday-Saturday)
African American Dance Symposium
Amherst College

16 (Monday): Patriots Day
No Classes at UMass. Tuesday, April 17th will follow Monday's class schedule.

19-21 (Thursday-Saturday)
Alice Grendon's DIV III
Circular Garden behind the Hitchcock Center, Hampshire College
Time TBD

20-21 (Friday-Saturday)
Mount Holyoke Student Dance Concert 
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall, Mount Holyoke College
8:00pm

20-21 (Friday-Saturday) (Tentative)
Amherst College Dance Ensemble
Amherst College

27-28 (Friday-Saturday)
Junior Choreography Project
Totman Gym, UMass

MAY

Classes end:
Amherst College: Friday, April 27
Mount Holyoke College: Monday, April 30
UMass: Tuesday, May 1
Smith College: Thursday, May 3
Hampshire College: Friday, May 4

3 (Thursday)
Spring Grad Event
Scott Studio, Smith College
8:00pm

11 (Friday)
UMass Commencement

17-19 (Thursday-Saturday)
Celebrations Dance Concert
Smith College

19 (Saturday) 
Hampshire College Commencement 

19 (Saturday)
Mount Holyoke College Commencement Concert
Mount Holyoke
2:00pm

20 (Sunday)
Smith/Mount Holyoke and Amherst Colleges Commencement 

20-27 (Sunday-Sunday)
Moving's View: Evolutionary 2018
Susan Schell, Karen Nelson, and Nancy Stark Smith

Earthdance, 252 Prospect St., Plainfield