AIR Showing with Sofia, Em, Leah, and Amelia

School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (25 Main St, Fl 4th MA MA)

Photo By Lynne Graves
Art + Entertainment + Music

FEBRUARY 28 + 29, 2020 8PM $10 General Admission STUDIO4: 25 MAIN ST, NORTHAMPTON, MA FALL 2019 Artists in Residence Sofia Engelman + Em Papineau and Leah Fournier + Amelia Heintzelman present works in progress as a culmination of their residencies at SCDT. About the artists: Em Papineau and Sofia Engelman are dance artists based in New England. Their first collaborative work, Where the air is light and clear, was presented at the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Since then, they have held artistic residencies at The Living Room, Ponderosa, the Dance Complex, and School for Contemporary Dance and Thought. The pair have performed iterations of their recent project, INSTANT SAVIORS (just add water), at Movement Research at the Judson Church, FRESH Festival, EstroGenius Festival at the Kraine Theater, HUT at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, the Dance Complex, and AS220's Providence Movement Festival. Leah Fournier and Amelia Koper Heintzelman: Middle Space is a container for choreographic and improvisational experiments in live performance. As long time collaborators, Amelia and Leah create work alive in the present, embracing play, and leaving room for failure. Their current research includes the search for glamour within mundane spaces and experiences. ​​Their collaboration has been supported through residencies at Centre Pompadour, a neofeminist laboratory (Ercourt, France), Chez Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY), The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (Northampton, MA), and Chashama ChaNorth (Pine Plains, NY). They have presented work in Philadelphia, New York, Massachusetts, and France, and continue to conduct movement research for their upcoming projects. *this event is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency