Dance/Performance in Interdisciplinary Perspective Symposium

This symposium, hosted by the Williams College Dance Department, approaches dance and performance as an interdisciplinary method, site of inquiry, and medium of learning. It will bring together scholars and practitioners from Williams College and beyond who utilize movement-oriented performances to engage with disciplines as diverse as sports and martial… Continue reading »

Department Ensemble Auditions

Sept 6 Ballet placement exam 3-4:15pm CTD Dance Studio Sept 8 Kusika 4:10-6pm CTD Dance Studio Sept 9 CoDa 3:15-6pm CTD Dance Studio Sept 10 Sankofa 1-3pm CTD Shared Studio Sept 2 Zambezi 4-6pm Shainman Rehearsal Hall… Continue reading »

Snakes on the Dancefloor and Adventures in Bollywood

  On Tuesday, March 1, at 6pm, Dr. Kareem Khubchandani will be giving a talk, “Snakes on the Dancefloor: Gender, Gesture, and Bollywood,” in Griffin Hall 4. “Snakes on the Dancefloor” traces the mimicry of Bollywood screen divas Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi by gay South Asian boys and men. Combining film and… Continue reading »

Ronald K. Brown: “Journey of the Great Mystery”

In September 2015, Dancer and Choreographer Ronald K. Brown examined the role of the body in worship, spiritual practice, and belief systems. For this roving performance he brought Williams students and alumni together with community members from Pittsfield and Williamstown in a parade of spiritual dances. Along the journey… Continue reading »

African Dance and Percussion Class

Sandra Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance, and Tendai Muparutsa, Artist in Residence in African Music Performance, Lecturer in Music, Director of Zambezi, Co-Director of Kusika, teach the course African Dance and Percussion at Williams. The course investigates selected music and dance from the… Continue reading »

RAWdance on Claiming Williams Day

The spirit of Winter Study at Williams–as well as adventure and activism through the arts–is captured here, in the group of dancers culled from a variety of Dance Department ensembles who joined together to learn and perform a work by visiting artists Wendy Rein and Ryan Smith. The duet,… Continue reading »

Master Class by Pablo Aran Gimeno and Jorge Puerta Armenta

This fall, performing artists Pablo Aran Gimeno and Jorge Puerta Armenta will visit Williams College to share their inspiring work and professional expertise with students involved in theatre and dance. Both artists are primarily known for their performances created by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, a German dance company founded in 1973 by… Continue reading »