The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, May 12, 2014

POP Northampton!

The Northampton Community Arts Trust and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought 
POP Northampton!
Community-building awareness for the Arts in Northampton.

Thursday May 29, 5:00-9:00pm
The Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA
Suggested donation $10
Reservations call: 413.695.1799 or email:
Handicap accessible

Join the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) and the Northampton Community Arts Trust for POP Northampton! - a community-building, performance-based celebration of the new dance school and new downtown Northampton arts space on Thursday May 29 from 5:00-9:00pm at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA.  $10 donation — call 413.695.1799 for reservations.
POP Northampton! includes live music by Bill O’Haire, and dance performances by SCDT affiliates and students. A dance party featuring local producer/DJ TAMBO follows, as well as a Northampton Arts Trust talk and tours of the building.
For a detailed schedule of the events please visit SCDT’s website:
From modern dance performance installations to hip-hop to contemporary Indian, SCDT has gathered a collective of professionals who have danced across the globe with world-renowned dance companies such at BB Miller and Bill T Jones. Performers include Melinda Buckwalter, PVPA’s dynamic Catalyst Dancers, Northampton’s intergenerational dance company the Dance Generators, Angie Hauser and Chris Aiken, Paul Matteson, Jake Meginsky, James Morrow, SCDT faculty Dahlia Nayar, SCDT co-director Jennifer Nugent, Bill O’Haire, SCDT co-director Jennifer Polins, Maureen Shea and her Valley Kids, and Christina Svane. For more information please visit SCDT’s website:
The mission of the Northampton Community Arts Trust is to protect and ensure the long-tem vitality of Northampton through the acquisition and preservation of space for creative work — affordable and accessible — in the heart of the community. The Arts Trust's acquisition of 33 Hawley St. will realize that mission in a building featuring a diversity of spaces that will incorporate a range of artistic activities; a black box theater, exhibition galleries, music and dance performance areas, work space for artists, and office space for arts administration. For more information please visit

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