Arts after Amherst
Performance. Alumni of Amherst and the Five Colleges return to campus to present a cross-media showcase of performances.
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1 & 2, 8:00 pm, Kirby Theater. Free, no reservations required.
Performance. A new critically-acclaimed dance work, directed and choreographed by Copeland fellow Idan Cohen. In a richly sensuous visual environment punctuated by the music of Mozart's piano sonatas, the piece addresses contemporary issues of human migration, and how we experience a lack of understanding towards what is different. This performance will feature a new installation, “Nesting”, developed in collaboration with Five College students.
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 pm & Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 pm, Kirby Theater
Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)
Film. A feature film based on the director Tareque Masud's childhood experience in a madrasah in rural East Pakistan during the turbulent struggle for Bangladeshi independence. Produced & edited by Copeland fellow Catherine Masud.
Friday, Feb. 22, 4:30 pm, Stirn Auditorium
An all-day festival of indoor and outdoor sound installation work around Amherst College campus, featuring the work of Eric Leonardson, Tim Eriksen, Jake Meginsky, Steph Robinson, Wendy Woodson, Phil Dupont, Jason Robinson & Mark Santolucito.
Saturday March 30
Virtual Tour: A Reduced-Carbon Footprint Concert
A concert featuring new works composed especially for the telematic stage. Five College jazz faculty Jason Robinson, Marty Ehrlich and Bob Weiner perform remotely via audio & video streaming with an ensemble located in San Diego: internationally-acclaimed musicians Mark Dresser, Michael Dessen, Myra Melford and Nicole Mitchell.
Friday, April 5, 10 PM, Buckley Recital Hall
Arts at Amherst: Faculty Collaborations
Faculty organizers of this year’s Copeland Colloquium from the departments of Theater & Dance, Music, and Art & the History of Art take the stage, collaborating on a variety of new multimedia works.
Saturday April 13, 8:00 pm, Kirby Memorial Theater
Reinventing Tokyo: Japan's Largest City in the Artistic Imagination
The opening event of a semester-long exhibit, featuring a Butoh performance by dancer Dawn Saito.
Friday, Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m., Mead Art Museum
On Stage / In Place
A faculty dance concert featuring new works by Paul Matteson, Fritha Pengelly, Candice Salyers & Katie Martin.
Friday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Kirby Theater
NORTEC Collective presents Bostich + Fussible
A night of high-energy techno music from bordertown Tijuana.
Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center
A feature-length documentary film by Hans Fjellestad that features music by NORTEC Collective. The film explores underground street racing, wastewater management and an emerging style of music in contemporary Tijuana. A discussion with the filmmaker and musicians follows, moderated by Professor Amelie Hastie.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m., Stirn Auditorium
Bird, Whale, Bug: Music From Nature
David Rothenberg presents original clarinet improvisations inspired by nature. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Contempletive Mind in Society.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Building
Meredith Monk in Concert
A solo concert by renowned composer and performer Meredith Monk. Presented in collaboration with the Music at Amherst Parallels Series.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center
Thought / Action: The Blossom Inside
A new dance/theater work: a dialogue between speaking and moving by Peter Snow and Frank van de Ven.
Friday, Nov. 2 & Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Studio 1, Webster Hall
121212 UpStage Festival of Cyberperformance
Suzon Fuks and James Cunningham participate in the 6th annual UpStage Festival, presenting classic cyberperformances, and 19 new real-time online works. For more information, go to upstage.org.nz.
December 5 - 12, online.