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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Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

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Dance Master Class with Kayla Hamilton

4:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Kayla Hamilton is a movement artist, producer, and educator originally from Texarkana, Texas and now reside in Bronx, NY. Kayla earned a BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and an MS Ed in Special Education from Hunter College. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of the Skeleton Architecture, or the future of our worlds curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to the Skeleton Architecture, Kayla dances with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman/MBDance.

Kayla has been supported by Paloma McGregor/ Angela’s Pulses' Dancing While Black Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Summer Space Grant, and Dance USA Institute for Leadership Training. Under the name K. Hamilton Projects, Kayla self-produced numerous projects, organizes community events, and write arts integrated curriculum throughout NYC. When Kayla is not dancing, she's a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.

Part of the Spring 2019 Guest Artist Series, sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, the Groove Fund, and the Eastman Fund. Free and open to all.

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Dance Showcase: Kayla Hamilton

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

Kayla Hamilton is a movement artist, producer, and educator originally from Texarkana, Texas and now reside in Bronx, NY. Kayla earned a BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and an MS Ed in Special Education from Hunter College. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of the Skeleton Architecture, or the future of our worlds curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to the Skeleton Architecture, Kayla dances with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman/MBDance.

Kayla has been supported by Paloma McGregor/ Angela’s Pulses' Dancing While Black Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Summer Space Grant, and Dance USA Institute for Leadership Training. Under the name K. Hamilton Projects, Kayla self-produced numerous projects, organizes community events, and write arts integrated curriculum throughout NYC. When Kayla is not dancing, she's a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.

Part of the Spring 2019 Guest Artist Series, sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, the Groove Fund, and the Eastman Fund. Free and open to all.

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.

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

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Dance Master Class with Sydnie Mosley

4:30 pm Webster Hall, Studio 1 (Room 117)

Sydnie L. Mosley is an artist-activist and educator who produces experiential dance works with her all-women company SLMDances. Through her choreographic work, the company works in communities to organize for gender and racial justice. Her evening length dances "The Window Sex Project" and "BodyBusiness" address sexual harassment in public spaces and the economics of NYC dance, respectively.

In February 2017, Sydnie was recognized by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray for using her talents in dance to fuel social change. Sydnie is a part of the 2017 Bessie Award winning cast of "the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds," curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. Other funding and recognitions include: Lincoln Center Education Manhattan Community Artist in Residence, LMCC Creative Engagement Grant, The Field Leadership Fund, CUNY Dance Initiative, Dancing While Black Artist Fellowship, The Performance Project @ University Settlement, Create Change Fellowship with The Laundromat Project, the Gibney Dance Institute for Community Action Training, and the inaugural Barnard Center for Research on Women Alumnae Fellow.

Sydnie earned her MFA in Dance Choreography from the University of Iowa, and earned her BA in Dance and Africana Studies from Barnard College at Columbia University. Sydnie danced with Christal Brown's INSPIRIT (2010-2013) and continues to appear as a guest artist for Brooklyn Ballet. An advocate for the field, Sydnie sits on the Advisory Committee to Dance/NYC.

Part of the 2019 Spring Dance Series, sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, the Groove Fund and the Eastman Fund. Free and open to all.

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Dance Showcase: Sydnie Mosley

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

Guest artist Sydnie Mosley presents an informal showing of her work as part of her residency at Amherst College. More details TBA.

Part of the Spring 2019 Guest Artist Series, sponsored by the Theater and Dance Department, the Groove Fund, and the Eastman Fund. Free and open to all.

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Fri, Apr 5, 2019

Sat, Apr 6, 2019

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