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.

Today - Fri, Dec 9, 2016

performance project 2016

Performance Project

Tickets are free. Reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, please call our box office at (413) 542-2278

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.

This year’s show features a variety of new work in different media for the audience’s enjoyment. In Cuba I was Lucille Ball by Letty Bassart (MFA, Smith College) is a duet featuring Stephanie Turner and Letty Bassart. This work plays with images from I Love Lucy to explore generational differences in concepts of Cuban-American identity and relationships between women.  

Reflexiones by Diana Cricien (Amherst College) is a journey of a young girl who travels through different encounters and voices in search of her own dream. Without realizing it, the rhythm of each encounter prepares her as she finds the dance she’s been looking for.

Lauren Horn’s (Amherst College) Do Ask. Do Tell. is an exploration of black identity through the shared insights of two black men navigating injustice attempting to uncover an authentic code. In the process they reveal vulnerability, truth, strength and hardship.

Yetunde Ojetade’s (Amherst College) I’m Fine. travels to the darker recesses of our minds, bringing back ruminations and impulses we don't dare think about aloud. How often do you find yourself lying when you say, “I’m fine.”?

Tomorrow - Sat, Dec 10, 2016

performance project 2016

Performance Project

Tickets are free. Reservations recommended. To reserve tickets, please call our box office at (413) 542-2278

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.

This year’s show features a variety of new work in different media for the audience’s enjoyment. In Cuba I was Lucille Ball by Letty Bassart (MFA, Smith College) is a duet featuring Stephanie Turner and Letty Bassart. This work plays with images from I Love Lucy to explore generational differences in concepts of Cuban-American identity and relationships between women.  

Reflexiones by Diana Cricien (Amherst College) is a journey of a young girl who travels through different encounters and voices in search of her own dream. Without realizing it, the rhythm of each encounter prepares her as she finds the dance she’s been looking for.

Lauren Horn’s (Amherst College) Do Ask. Do Tell. is an exploration of black identity through the shared insights of two black men navigating injustice attempting to uncover an authentic code. In the process they reveal vulnerability, truth, strength and hardship.

Yetunde Ojetade’s (Amherst College) I’m Fine. travels to the darker recesses of our minds, bringing back ruminations and impulses we don't dare think about aloud. How often do you find yourself lying when you say, “I’m fine.”?

 
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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.