2016-17 Theater & Dance Events

Performances are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are recommended. Please call our box office at (413) 542-2277 to reserve tickets.

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Pearl Primus: Race, the Body and Danced Memory

Lecture by Amherst College visiting scholar Ninoska M'bewe Escobar

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar is a consortium for faculty diversity visiting scholar in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Her research focuses on the dancing body, race, feminism, history and memory, and cultural production in the contexts of social formation and social change. Escobar will discuss her dissertation project, a performance study of choreographer, anthropologist and social activist Pearl Primus (1919-1994), that examines Primus' contributions and legacy to Black dance and performance as powerful markers of Black experiences, politicization and agency.

Attendance at this event is mandatory for all FCDD dancers.

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Antigone

Directed by Ron Bashford

A country at war led by a tyrant. A single woman stands against him, demanding justice for her brother. The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Antigone, by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, in a version by the great German director and playwright, Bertolt Brecht. Brecht’s version of Sophocles’ tale of oppression and personal sacrifice offered an incisive look at the dangers of authoritarianism when it was performed in Europe just after World War II. Re-conceived for today’s audiences by faculty director Ron Bashford and an ensemble cast of students, Antigone raises questions as relevant today as they were when Brecht re-discovered Sophocles’ two-thousand year-old tragedy.

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Antigone

Directed by Ron Bashford

A country at war led by a tyrant. A single woman stands against him, demanding justice for her brother. The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Antigone, by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, in a version by the great German director and playwright, Bertolt Brecht. Brecht’s version of Sophocles’ tale of oppression and personal sacrifice offered an incisive look at the dangers of authoritarianism when it was performed in Europe just after World War II. Re-conceived for today’s audiences by faculty director Ron Bashford and an ensemble cast of students, Antigone raises questions as relevant today as they were when Brecht re-discovered Sophocles’ two-thousand year-old tragedy.

Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Antigone

Directed by Ron Bashford

A country at war led by a tyrant. A single woman stands against him, demanding justice for her brother. The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Antigone, by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, in a version by the great German director and playwright, Bertolt Brecht. Brecht’s version of Sophocles’ tale of oppression and personal sacrifice offered an incisive look at the dangers of authoritarianism when it was performed in Europe just after World War II. Re-conceived for today’s audiences by faculty director Ron Bashford and an ensemble cast of students, Antigone raises questions as relevant today as they were when Brecht re-discovered Sophocles’ two-thousand year-old tragedy.

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Whirlwinds of Being

Sheila Chukwulozie Senior Project

This performance is a cartography of my body as a void through which I find my identity and through which others have also defined me. Especially drawing influences from Igbo philosophy, Rodin’s works and Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, my performance aims to be an expressed exploration of my self as a fragmented –yet- whole, home/communal place where my friends and family find rooms that satisfy and even repulse their unique expectations.

Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Whirlwinds of Being

Sheila Chukwulozie Senior Project

This performance is a cartography of my body as a void through which I find my identity and through which others have also defined me. Especially drawing influences from Igbo philosophy, Rodin’s works and Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, my performance aims to be an expressed exploration of my self as a fragmented –yet- whole, home/communal place where my friends and family find rooms that satisfy and even repulse their unique expectations.

Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Whirlwinds of Being

Sheila Chukwulozie Senior Project

This performance is a cartography of my body as a void through which I find my identity and through which others have also defined me. Especially drawing influences from Igbo philosophy, Rodin’s works and Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, my performance aims to be an expressed exploration of my self as a fragmented –yet- whole, home/communal place where my friends and family find rooms that satisfy and even repulse their unique expectations.

Fri, Dec 9, 2016

Performance Project

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present Performance Project, an evening of original dance and theater works created by Five College students as part of their work in Performance Studio taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Performance Project

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present Performance Project, an evening of original dance and theater works created by Five College students as part of their work in Performance Studio taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

 
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Reservations are recommended for performances in Studio 3 and in the Holden Theater. Reservations can be made by calling the box office up to two weeks prior to opening night at 413.542.2277.