The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought is proud to present a dance company for exceptional teens who love dance, ages 13-18. Hatchery offers dance training in contemporary techniques with an emphasis on developing the choreographic voice.
Hatchery prepares young dancers from diverse backgrounds for the versatile demands of a professional career, both inside and outside the studio. In addition to studying with internationally acclaimed artists, members will choreograph their own work, receive mentorship from experts in the field, and create dynamic, inspiring performance for the Pioneer Valley.
Hatchery offers creative teens who love to dance a supportive environment where enthusiasm and curiosity are just as important as technique! Hatchery has performed at Jacob's Pillow and worked with professionals such as Raja Feather Kelly, Stuart Singer, Shakia Johnson, Shura Baryshnikov, La Alternativa (Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias), and many more.
HATCHERY SPRING SHOWCASE
"Teens who think on their feet!" - The Valley Advocate
LIVE AND ONLINE - In your living room with Zoom!
JUNE 18, 2020
SUGGESTED DONATION $1 - $20
FUNDRAISER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
ALL PROCEEDS will be divided and donated to these essential organizations:
Performance Project's First Generation
This is a local youth organization in Western MA!
Black Lives Matter
The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought is honored to share with YOU, the work of THE HATCHERY TEEN DANCE COMPANY made up of 18 young, talented, brilliant dance makers. Since the Covid-19 shelter-in-place hit on March 15, 2020, we have been virtually meeting weekly. From our bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and yards, we dance, create, cry, laugh, and support each other in this strange new and evolving world. We are a group of teens, ages 13-18, middle schoolers to seniors, all whose lives have been interrupted and challenged and all who have stayed committed to working together and creating a new body of work.
Your generous donations will go towards the organizations listed above, AND you will get to sit back and watch an evening of live and prerecorded work created collaboratively by Hatchery members and directors, Jen Polins and Molly Fletcher Lynch. These dancers share their stories. In an evolving world, they are our future leaders and peacemakers! Great for the whole family, come be inspired and support our local art organization and local youth artists!
HATCHERY TEEN DANCE CAMP
JUNE 23-25, 2020 from 10AM-12PM
Contemporary Ballet, Modern Repertory, Creative Process, and Improvisation!
with Jen Polins, Molly Fletcher Lynch, Sofia Engelman, and Em Papineau