2018-19 Theater & Dance Events

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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. See the full Amherst arts calendar here.

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Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Marion Spencer

Dance Master Class with Marion Spencer

Marion Spencer is a New York- based dance artist. Her work has been presented by Gibney's WORK UP 4.0, Triskelion Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and the Domestic Performance Agency. Since moving to New York, Marion has collaborated and performed with Athena Kokoronis, Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, Stephan Koplowitz, Annie Kloppenberg, Carte Blanche Performance, Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Vanessa Justice, and apprenticed and performed with David Dorfman Dance. In addition to performing and making, she also teaches dance at Gibney, Dancewave, Greenwich Country Day School, and Girls Preparatory Charter Middle School.... More »

Marion Spencer dancing on a bare wooden floor while wearing a bright red garment

Dance Showcase: "Wolf" by Marion Spencer

7:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

WOLF is a dance and sound performance that explores beautiful magic and tragically real happenings in our world today. Digging into storms, happiness, the memory of trauma, whiteness, cleaning and transformations, this solo explores falling under spells, the wild beauty of nature as well as its undeniable uncontrollable impending loss, red wine, red blood, the new moon, and how we manage to get out from under it all. Nayyirah Waheed's collection salt; Sara Ahmed's The Promise of Happiness; Maggie Nelson's Bluets; and essays from The Racial Imaginary, edited by Claudia Rankine, all serve as research... More »

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

prison photo

Auditions: "Doctor Faustus"

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

Auditions for the Theater and Dance Department's production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan tragedy about a professor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Directed by Prof. Ron Bashford with Wes Guimarães ’19 as Faustus for his senior project.

Rehearsals will begin on January 3, with performances on March 21, 22, and 23 in Holden Theater.

Cast members will have a special intensive three-day workshop with Eliot Shrimpton from the Guildhall School of Drama in London, and Carine Montbertrand, commedia/mask expert from NYC!

First-year & Five College... More »

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

prison photo

Auditions: "Doctor Faustus"

7:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 2 (Room 122)

Auditions for the Theater and Dance Department's production of "Doctor Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan tragedy about a professor who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Directed by Prof. Ron Bashford with Wes Guimarães ’19 as Faustus for his senior project.

Rehearsals will begin on January 3, with performances on March 21, 22, and 23 in Holden Theater.

Cast members will have a special intensive three-day workshop with Eliot Shrimpton from the Guildhall School of Drama in London, and Carine Montbertrand, commedia/mask expert from NYC!

First-year & Five College... More »

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E.

God’s Issue reimagines the biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Jesus, and others to explore the relationship between God and humankind. Funny, irreverent, and deeply serious.

More info TBA.

Fri, Nov 2, 2018

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E.

God’s Issue reimagines the biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Jesus, and others to explore the relationship between God and humankind. Funny, irreverent, and deeply serious.

More info TBA.

Sat, Nov 3, 2018

"God's Issue"

Written and directed by David Green '19E.

God’s Issue reimagines the biblical stories of Adam and Eve, Jesus, and others to explore the relationship between God and humankind. Funny, irreverent, and deeply serious.

More info TBA.

Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Maree ReMalia

Dance Master Class with Maree ReMalia

Fri, Dec 7, 2018

Collaborations in Theater & Amherst College Dance Ensemble

Sat, Dec 8, 2018

Collaborations in Theater & Amherst College Dance Ensemble

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Five College Faculty Dance Concert

Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Five College Faculty Dance Concert

Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Five College Faculty Dance Concert

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

"Doctor Faustus"

Wesley Guimarães ’19 Senior Honors Project in Acting. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Ron Bashford.

Fri, Mar 22, 2019

"Doctor Faustus"

Wesley Guimarães ’19 Senior Honors Project in Acting. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Ron Bashford.

Sat, Mar 23, 2019

"Doctor Faustus"

Wesley Guimarães ’19 Senior Honors Project in Acting. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Ron Bashford.

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

Matthew Holliday ’19 Senior Honors Project in Dance. Choreographed and performed by Matthew Holliday. Brandon Medina ’19 Senior Honors Project. Written and performed by Brandon Medina.

Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

Matthew Holliday ’19 Senior Honors Project in Dance. Choreographed and performed by Matthew Holliday. Brandon Medina ’19 Senior Honors Project. Written and performed by Brandon Medina.

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

Matthew Holliday ’19 Senior Honors Project in Dance. Choreographed and performed by Matthew Holliday. Brandon Medina ’19 Senior Honors Project. Written and performed by Brandon Medina.

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Solo Performance Presentations

Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Solo Performance Presentations