The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance presents Come Sit By Me, a dance work created and performed by students in "Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique" with Jenna Riegel.
In the absence of human touch and close physical contact, where do we turn for reassurance, for comfort or to fulfill our primary desire to be caressed and held? How can we feel connected even as we remain 6 feet apart? What resources are available to us to reboot our sense of well-being? What inspires us to move amidst so much stagnation?
Assistant Professor Jenna Riegel and the students of the "Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique" course find solace and rejuvenation in nature and in dance in their site-specific work Come Sit By Me. Please join us on Friday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. for a Zoom watch party of the performance! Please register in advance through the button below for the Zoom link.
Attention on-campus students!
Stop by the Mead to study or destress from studying with artmaking. We'll have clipboards, coloring sheets, pencils, and crayons in the museum for you to use to get creative. We'll also have temporary tattoos and postcards for you to take with you when you go.
The Mead is open until 9:30 pm on school nights, so be sure to stop by before the semester ends!
The Mead is only open for on-campus students, faculty, and staff at this time.
Please remember to wear your Amherst College ID in order to enter the museum. All visitors are required to wear masks and keep six feet apart from others inside the museum. The Mead has a limited capacity to ensure physical distancing. We cannot permit guests or visitors who do not have an Amherst College ID to enter the Mead at this time.
We hope to welcome our friends, neighbors, and out-of-town visitors back to the Mead after the COVID-19 crisis.