“untitled sad piece:” dance performance

Saturday, April 15, 2023,

William D. Adams Gallery / Museum Lobby

This weekend, join us for a performance of “untitled sad piece,” sponsored by the Colby College Department of Performance, Theater and Dance, in the Colby Museum’s Boulos Gallery of the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz.

Set to songs by the 1970’s duo The Carpenters, “untitled sad piece” examines the sensation of a sinking heart. In quiet reiterative solos, touching duets, and one wild investigatory burst of galumphing, five dancers respond to the deep sadness in the grain of Karen Carpenter’s voice, initiate from the dancers’ hearts, and find tenderness.

Heidi Henderson ’83 is the choreographer for this work, which features professional performers (including Sara Gibbons ’15) as well as current Colby students. This performance is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

There will be two performances of the piece, at 2:00pm and 3:30pm.

Please note that seating will be limited in the Boulos Gallery, Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz.

This program is part of the 5th annual Fringe Festival, a community-wide initiative that highlights collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary arts experiences taking place between April 15 – 29, 2023. Fringe is an opportunity to amplify and bring together the already incredibly vibrant arts activities taking place across campus and in Waterville.

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