THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE & THOUGHT PRESENTS: FOOTNOTES celebrating dance and the essential voices of young artists during these times of struggle, change, and growth in our world
SATURDAY December 17th at 6:00PM *** SUNDAY December 18th at 2:00PM ( with the Hatchlings )
In A.P.E.'s Workroom Theater at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton Ma masks required!
The School For Contemporary Dance & Thought (SCDT) presents world premiers of new work by The Hatchery Company and guests Sakina Ibrahim, MaryBeth Brooker and Elaine Ortiz and seniors Rhiannon Campbell, Arin Andrews and Aurelius Millspaugh- Robbins. FOOTNOTES is a celebration of dance and represents the essential voices of young artists during these times of struggle, change, and growth in our world.
Featuring works by professional guests: Elaine Ortiz Sakina Ibrahim MaryBeth Brooker Featuring works by Hatchery members: Rhiannon Campbell Arin Andrews Jamie Hougen-Smith Edy Savage Cara Casey Morgan Brown- McNeil Auralieas Millspaugh-Robbins Tanner Kelting- Massaro
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.
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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
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