Dance Department Events 2013-2014

Dance Department Information Meeting

September 5th - 6:00pm Streeter Lounge, Kendall Hall
Meet Faculty, Get Audition Information, Find out about Performance and Backstage Opportunities....and more!

Susan Foster Lecture

September 27, 2013 - 4:30pm Kendall Hall Studio Theatre

This danced lecture interrogates the body presented in performances of competition dance on television shows such as So You Think You Can Dance.  I look specifically at how dance serves in these spectacles as guarantor of authenticity and of a rigid set of gendered identities.  Invoking neo-Marxist theories of affective labor, I show how dancers on these programs enact a cycle of alienation and hyper-devotion to the practice of dance, one that replicates the endless drive to consume that marks our contemporary moment.  By looking closely at the expressions of surprise, gratitude, and praise for others that the dancers must perform, I also consider how the competition’s protocols re-produce the lack of distinction between motivated and unmotivated relationships that is pervasive in our culture.

Advanced Placement Audition

September 6th - Main Studio, Hampshire College
Modern/Contemporary 4:30 - 5:15pm
Ballet 5:30 - 6:15pm

FCDD Faculty Audition

September 7th - Smith College Scott Studio/Gym
1:00 - 3:00pm   Callbacks 3:30 - 5:30pm

Fall Faculty Concert

November 14-16 - 8pm Kendall Hall Studio Theater
Ticket prices  $5 Students and $10 General Admission

Class Showings Department

December 10th - 5:30 Kendall Hall Studio Theatre

Student Concert

April 10-12, 2014 - 8pm Kendall Hall Studio Theater

Commencement Concert

May 17, 2014 - 2pm Kendall Hall Studio Theater