THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE & THOUGHT PRESENTS: The Hatchery pre professional dance company in: BIG TIME/EXCHANGE FEATURING TWO PERFORMANCE EVENTS at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC! "teens who think on their feet" hampshire gazette
CELEBRATING and SPOTLIGHTING the inspiring and essential voices of our TEENS DANCE- MUSIC- THEATER- VIDEO LIVE ART LIVE ART LIVE ART LIVE ART Together- we create something greater than ourselves
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BIG TIME Thursday May 25, 7:30 PM At THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC New works by HATCHERY , SCDT's PRE PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY Featuring works by BILL T JONES/ARNIE ZANE, Kati Payne, Chloe London, Maya LaLiberté, Jen Polins and the Hatchery Dancer: Aurelius Millspaugh-Robbins, Arin Andrews, Rhiannon Campbell, Tovah Boucher, Yelena Caldanaro, Maisie Tuck, Ana Forest, Alaya Smith and Edy Savage.
Join SCDT in celebrating innovation in the performing arts through performance and creation, inspiring generations through compelling arts education, and using performance art as a salve for current social issues, thus elevating the vibrancy, diversity and health of our communities!
EXCHANGE makes spaces for young artists to share their stories, and develop their creative voices and collaborative skills. Organized by The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, EXCHANGE will engage western Ma teens over an 18 month project that will develop lasting creative collaborative relationships, offer workshops on skill building around all aspects of performance art, foster diversity, and most importantly; platform the teen creative voice. Check out more about future programming here!
This project is funded in part by ARPA, The Massachusetts Cultural Council. The New England Foundation for the Arts, The Northampton Arts council and many generous donors. Interested in supporting this project and our wonderful teen artists? WE NEED YOU! DONATE HERE!
ABOUT US: We are a company of 21 pre-professional performing artists, joining together to create performance art for all ages and inspire our communities!
Hatchery is more than a company, it’s a family and a safe, dynamic environment where teens experience what it’s like to be part of an inclusive performing arts community. SCDT’s Hatchery Dance Company is an experimental movement based performance company for young artists ages 13-18. Unique in the Pioneer Valley, Hatchery offers training in contemporary dance forms such as Modern, Improvisation, Contemporary Ballet, African Diaspora forms, Composition and Dance Production.Hatchery offers opportunities for teens to work closely with internationally acclaimed guest artists to create choreographic works or simply to take class.
Hatchery is a good fit for you if you love to dance, move, create, and perform in a non-traditional and non-competitive environment. Hatchery accommodates young artists at a range of levels, where creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm is central, and company members become articulate, dynamic and skilled performers and directors. Hatchery’s training program aims to cultivate personal artistic growth, while striving for excellence in the arts. Under the direction of Jennifer Polins and Kate Martel, Hatchery members receive mentorship from experts in the field to create dynamic, inspiring performances for the Pioneer Valley and beyond.
Hatchery was founded in 2015, in recognition of the need to provide intermediate and advanced level young dancers and performance artists with opportunity for performance without competition. Teen artists are offered opportunities in diverse styles of dance and performance art that challenge their abilities, while inviting their own creative process to emerge. It is our commitment to recognize that each young artist brings their own unique artistic integrity to the company. Each artist not only feels valued, but is valued.
Ever wonder what it's like to be in Hatchery? Hear from former and current Hatchery members and families! HATCHERY TESTIMONIALS
SPECIAL THANKS: Springfield College Dance department and Sarah Zender, Northampton Public Media, Peter Raper, Kathy Couch, APE enterprises, The Northampton Arts Council with Steve Sanderson, Mary Beth Brooker, Michelle Kunitz, the SCDT BOARD