Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert
The annual Spring Dance Concert
at Smith is one of the liveliest, most colorful and treasured
rites of spring. This year’s concert features fresh, original
works by Emma Rose Brown, Idy Codington, Angelica Falicnelli,
Arlen Gould, Emily Kulik, Sarah Lindblom, Jessie Magyar,
Drew Wagner, Imogene William and guest artist Heidi Henderson.
Photo by Jon Crispin
Performances are Thursday through
Saturday, April 1-3, at 8 p.m. each night in the Hallie Flanagan
Studio Theatre, Mendenhall.
Heidi Henderson, who received
her MFA from Smith College, is the artistic director of elephant
JANE dance in Rhode Island, a three-time recipient of the
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship,
and is an assistant professor at Connecticut College. elephant
JANE dance has performed at the South Bank Centre in London,
New York City, Boston, Rhode Island, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out
Festival and The International Festival of Dance in Taegu,
Korea. Heidi has danced in the companies of Bebe Miller,
Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, and Paula Josa-Jones
and she has been in residence or on the faculties of Amherst
College, Bates Dance Festival, Brown University, BYU, Colby
College, DanceSpace Inc. in NYC, Dartmouth College, Hampshire
College, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, RIC,
Roger Williams University, and NYU's Tisch Dance Summer Festival.
Henderson’s dance I
am still waiting features a large ensemble cast of 12 dancers and
is set to the music “beginning” by
Michael Wall. She describes her dance as a “quiet piece where
the dancers do not leave the floor. They shift, they sit,
they wait, they…”
From among the many works by
the young choreographers who audition for this production,
only a handful of the best pieces are selected for inclusion
by the artistic directors, Susan Kay Waltner, professor of
dance and director of the MFA in Dance, and Lester Tomé, instructor of dance at Smith. The program features a variety
of music and dance genres and a combination of solo performances, large ensemble
pieces, and everything in between.
Seating is limited so purchase
tickets early: $9 for general public, $5 for students/seniors.
The Box Office (413-585-2787, email@example.com) is open
from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, and at 7 p.m.
on performance nights.