MHC’s Salyers featured in Take Magazine

Candice Salyers

By Alheri Egor-Egbe ’17

Candice Salyers, visiting artist in composition for Mount Holyoke College’s Department of Dance, recently was featured in Take Magazine, which focuses on New England art and culture.

Salyers, who grew up in Nashville and moved to New England a decade ago, has noted that she continually is inspired by the beautiful New England landscape. Take Magazine lauds Salyers for her “site-specific work that incorporates the landscape.” In one performance, she moved throughout “spaces on a grassy expanse around the Creamery Covered Bridge in Brattleboro and a narrow passageway inside it.”

Salyers also has been an active part of dance and art in the region and performed around the world. In addition to performing at the Vermont Performance Lab in Guilford, the Bates Dance Festival, and the Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, she has performed across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. She holds a doctorate from Texas Woman’s University, and her research explored dance performance and environmental philosophy. Salyers also has studied religion, which she has said influences her work in exploring conceptions of female sainthood.

Salyers’s next performance is October 29, at the Main Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Her piece is called “A History of Levitation II,” and comprises seven solos exploring female sainthood.

Read the full story here.