The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STUDIO4 Fall Season Announcement


STUDIO4 and SCDT FALL SEASON 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT

STUDIO FOR movement, music, art, film, STUDIO FOR performance, STUDIO FOR you!

STUDIO4, the vibrant community arts space located in the heart of downtown Northampton is proud to announce a packed season of DANCE, MUSIC, FILM and THEATER programs for all ages. STUDIO4 Fall 2017 programming launches some new series: SATURDOOZY- a kid’s night out on the 3rd Saturday of each month starting September 16th, COLLIDER- People STUDIO4 continues with dynamic interdisciplinary performance series that include HUT- 3 artists, 3 genres, 3 short sets on Saturday Oct 7th at 8 PM, and A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP- an experimental film series on Saturday Sept 22 at 8 PM. Tickets and details at studio4noho.com. Or at 413 570 4491.

STUDIO4 is the home to THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND THOUGHT (SCDT) that offers movement classes for youth and adults, showcasing the teen dance company who recently performed at Jacob’s Pillow, HATCHERY. SCDT hosts space for local performers in WIP works in progress performance series and presents international artists for the fall season including local choreographer Michelle Marroquin, Italian vocalist and performer Massimiliano Balduzzi, and San Francisco based performance activist: Taja Will. scdtnoho.com

The goal of STUDIO4 is to serve as a hub for the arts, by maintaining space for the local community, curating performance art of the highest quality, and connecting communities on an international scale. STUDIO4 has revitalized the oldest performance space in Northampton, with a mission to offer diverse arts programming that benefits our community, and connects people. STUDIO4 has embarked on a program of performances, lectures, classes, and panels featuring world renowned, top-caliber artists, with the aim of establishing STUDIO4’s importance internationally

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. SCDT showcases contemporary movement training and performance practices that embrace multiplicity, arouse curiosity, and emphasize personal choice. Central to the school’s mission is an abiding respect for the tradition and history of re invention and a directive to continue challenging established ideals. SCDT is affiliated with the Northampton Community Arts Trust and is working to maintain the space at 25 Main in Northampton as a vibrant community arts space for the greater pioneer valley.

STUDIO4 FALL SEASON EVENTS CALENDAR

August:
Hatchery Auditions- Sun Aug 27, 1-3pm SCDT is looking for enthusiastic young dancers, ready to be in a pre professional environment. The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought is proud to announce a company for exceptional young dancers ages 13-18. Hatchery offers rigorous training in contemporary techniques with an emphasis on developing the choreographic voice. Our mission is to prepare 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. Tours include Jacob’s Pillow and other local venues and schools.
https://vimeo.com/229104561

September:
SATURDOOZY- the new KIDS NIGHT OUT in Northampton! Fri Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18 6-9 PM Drop off your kid and go out on the town! Dance, Pizza, Art, Karaoke and a movie! Register at studio4noho.com

A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP Film Series Friday- Sept 22, Saturdays Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30- 8 PM A Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening series featuring film and video by artists connected to Western Massachusetts. Our series connects a wide variety of non commercial forms and perspectives through collaboratively and deliberately curated programs. While most works fall into the broad categories of “experimental” and “documentary,” our priority is in building thought provoking and subversive programs regardless of genre.
https://goodnightsleepseries.wordpress.com/

SCDT VISITING ARTIST- MICHELLE MARROQUIN Sat Sept 23 at 8 PM & Sun Sept 24 at 4 PM Love Poems to my Parents a collection of solos by dance choreographer Michelle Marroquin, live music with Tony Silva and Zoe Darrow.

SCDT VISITING ARTIST - Sat Sept 30, 8 PM Maissimiliano Balduzzi’s DOIEB SI TAU- language for a requiem Created from original vocal and physical research, DOIEB SI TAU: language for a requiem, is a study on loss and transformation. In the form of a direct address a lone performer pushes language and character to their breaking point, crafting a ritual of willful separation, a purging of the self. Casting the audience as both witness and companion, Balduzzi holds a mirror up to catch the reflection of our collective desires and repulsions, a mourning of what is lost in the moment of becoming. Applying his on going investigation of invented language and song, the solo explores the human voice as a medium uniquely able to recount the life of the body.

October:
HUT VI Sat Oct 7, 8 PM 3 artist, 3 genres, 3 short sets Music- Samara Lubelski (Solo Violin), Dance- Dante Brown, Words- Carole Maos

Northampton ART SALON | Sunday Oct 15th, 6:30PM A dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley

SATURDOOZY- the new KIDS NIGHT OUT in Northampton! Fri Oct 21, Nov 18 6-9 PM Drop off your kid and go out on the town! Dance, Pizza, Art, Karaoke and a movie! Register at studio4noho.com

SCDT- WIP Sundays- Oct 22 and Sun Nov 19, 4:30 PM The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought is excited to launch WIP (works-in-progress), a performance series that showcases developing movement-based works on Sunday afternoons. WIP values sharing research and experimentation, rather than presenting finished works, and welcomes applications from emerging and established artists.

Valley JAZZSHARES- Th Oct 26, 6 PM Based on the farm share model where stakeholders ensure the success of the farm by pre-paying for food, our members purchase jazz shares to provide the capital needed to produce concerts with minimal institutional support. A grassroots, all-volunteer organization, we are a community of music lovers in Western Massachusetts dedicated to the continued vitality of jazz music. By pooling resources, energy and know-how, shareholders create an infrastructure that is able to bring world-class improvisers to our region.

SCDT VISITING ARTIST- Fri Oct 27 8 PM Taja Will Bruja // Fugitive Majesty is evening length solo woven from her personal mythology. Will creates the magical world of her genetic and artistic identity. As a queer, transracial adoptee she has come to know herself as a cultural fugitive, taking on personality as it fits; shapeshifting as way to escape displacement; this is the preservation of identity. Bruja, meaning Witch in Spanish explores the archetypal characters of the Queen, Warrior, Lover and Healer. Through these archetypes the mythology of the soul is allowed to emerge, Will does this with the support of her Energy Medicine practice and improvisation. A long time devotee of improvisation, Will creates an aesthetic of spontaneity with the body and voice, resulting in dynamic, three dimensional, contemporary performance.

November:
HUT XII Sat Nov 4th , 8 PM 3 artist, 3 genres, 3 short sets Music - Paul Faherty - Solo Sax, Writer - Christopher Ayala, MovementShura Baryshnikov

SCDT- ARTS NIGHT OUT- Fri Nov 10, 6:30 PM Peter Schmitz The Coaching Project showing Local artists share work after a 3 month coaching project by Improvisation Guru Peter Schmitz.

STUDIO4: Collider- People Doing Things Sat Nov 11, 8 PM STUDIO4 is proud to present COLLIDER, a new series juxtaposing performers from far afield. The COLLIDER series reaches across the arts and into the margins of human endeavor, showcasing masters of craft in singular pursuits—“people doing things”—in folk traditions, the natural and inventive sciences, outsider art, game-playing, and more.

SCDT- WIP Sundays- Oct 22 and Sun Nov 19, 4:30 PM The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought is excited to launch WIP (works-in-progress), a performance series that showcases developing movement-based works on Sunday afternoons. WIP values sharing research and experimentation, rather than presenting finished works, and welcomes applications from emerging and established artists.

December:
HUT XIII Sat Dec 2, 8 PM 3 artist, 3 genres, 3 short sets Music - Bob Rainey - Solo Sax , Writer - Sarah Gerard, MovementPeter Schmitz

SCDT’s Hatchery Dance Company Sat Dec 9, 7 PM and Sun Dec 10 at 2 PM The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought is proud to announce a company for exceptional young dancers ages 13-18. Hatchery offers rigorous training in contemporary techniques with an emphasis on developing the choreographic voice. Our mission is to prepare 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. Tours include Jacob’s Pillow and other local venues and schools. ]
https://vimeo.com/229104561

SCDT GALA FUNDRAISER Sat Dec 16, 7 PM Celebrate 2017 and kick off 2018 with SCDT resident artists and international guests. Food and drinks from local vendors! Music, Dance, Film, Fun- Looking forward to our future together!
















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