The 2015-2016 FCDD residency project was Megawatt by Jonathan Wolken, in collaboration with Mark Fucik, Andy Herro, Renee Jaworski, Matt Kent, Jennifer Macavinta, Manelic Minniefee and Matthew Thornton of the Pilobolus Dance Company. Mark Fucik and Matt Del Rosario staged the project, and Charles Flachs was the rehearsal director at Mount Holyoke College.
Megawatt was performed on three campuses in coordination with the Fine Arts Center's hosting of the Pilobolus Dance Company in March 2016. This collaboration was a fitting opportunity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Five College Consortium, and was sponsored in part by the Jackie Pritzen Fund of the Five College Consortium.
The staging of Megawatt directly served a portion of the FCDD's mission, “to champion the imaginative, expressive powers of human movement.” Pilobolus’ mission and history is relevant to FCDD students' aspirations in the dance field and beyond.
Top Left and Above: FCDD students performing Megawatt. Photos by Jim Coleman.