2016-17 Theater & Dance Performances

Fri, Sep 9, 2016

Orientation Dance Concert

Amherst College Theater and Dance Department is proud to present a concert of new faculty and guest artist dance works to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. A must see showcase of powerful performances by acclaimed NYC dancer Shayla-Vie Jenkins, faculty member Paul Matteson with longtime collaborator Jennifer Nugent, senior Theater & Dance major Lauren Horn, and others.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth

Choreography, music, and video by Sara Smith
Performance by Candice Salyers
Lighting Design by Kathy Couch

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth combines dance with computer animation and mock documentary to tell the story of a nineteenth-century geologist who has dreams of twentieth-century science. Embedded in this invented biography is an idiosyncratic history of scientific thinking from the Enlightenment through the late twentieth century, including the evolving understanding of the role of uncertainty in how the universe functions, and the effects of humans on the earth and other species. The performance draws from historical letters, diaries, scientific treatises, and sermons, as it investigates scientific and spiritual questions about our relationship to the earth.

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth

Choreography, music, and video by Sara Smith
Performance by Candice Salyers
Lighting Design by Kathy Couch

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth combines dance with computer animation and mock documentary to tell the story of a nineteenth-century geologist who has dreams of twentieth-century science. Embedded in this invented biography is an idiosyncratic history of scientific thinking from the Enlightenment through the late twentieth century, including the evolving understanding of the role of uncertainty in how the universe functions, and the effects of humans on the earth and other species. The performance draws from historical letters, diaries, scientific treatises, and sermons, as it investigates scientific and spiritual questions about our relationship to the earth.

Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth

Choreography, music, and video by Sara Smith
Performance by Candice Salyers
Lighting Design by Kathy Couch

Florence Rice Hitchcock and the Theory of the Soft Earth combines dance with computer animation and mock documentary to tell the story of a nineteenth-century geologist who has dreams of twentieth-century science. Embedded in this invented biography is an idiosyncratic history of scientific thinking from the Enlightenment through the late twentieth century, including the evolving understanding of the role of uncertainty in how the universe functions, and the effects of humans on the earth and other species. The performance draws from historical letters, diaries, scientific treatises, and sermons, as it investigates scientific and spiritual questions about our relationship to the earth.

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. Costume designs by students in Costume Design and Fashion history taught by Professor Suzanne Dougan.

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. Costume designs by students in Costume Design and Fashion history taught by Professor Suzanne Dougan

 
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Unless * noted above, tickets for performances are free.

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.