Annual concert features student and faculty choreography that embraces dance as an expansive, inclusive, and incisive art form
Thursday, January 30–Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Hampshire College, Main Dance Studio/Theater, Amherst, MA
Tickets: $10 General Admission; $5 Students & Seniors
The Hampshire Dance Program is proud to present the 2020 Winter Dance Concert, an annual concert featuring student and faculty choreography that embraces dance as an expansive, inclusive, and incisive art form.
This year’s concert features choreography by Hampshire College professor and dance artist Deborah Goffe entitled We Owe Each Other the Indeterminate. Performed by an ensemble of nine dancers and accompanied by recorded conversation between scholars Saidiya Hartman and Fred Moten overlaid with music, We Owe Each Other the Indeterminate invites the audience to dwell in a world as rich in ideas as it is in movement and sensation. The dancers don’t illustrate, but instead move within and alongside Hartman and Moten’s discussion—articulating the body’s capacity to listen as well as its own fluid, potent knowledge.
Other work in the program includes But My Room is a Mess, a work made by six student dance makers enrolled in Goffe’s Collaborative Dance Making course. The co-choreographers, Ernie Alugas, Kiara Badillo, Tessa Boose, Hannah Cunningham, Tiz Rome, and C. Ross navigated their compositional process with a focus on communication, connection, and care, yielding a compelling and intimate journey for both performers and viewers. Related to the Architecture of a Hallway, a video choreographed, shot, and edited by Eleanor Crawford and Makenna Finch, opens with two dancers pressed into a narrow hallway. The cramped passageway, like the pressure and space between their two bodies, becomes a site of enlivened creative discovery.
Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (413) 559-5889 or emailing HampDanceReservations@gmail.com.
Photo by Derek Fowles