January Exhibitions and Performances from our Alumni

Happening this week


This week, MHP Alumni Wendy Rein and Ryan Smith  of RAWdance will be performing Double Exposure at the Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform. Double Exposure offers a snapshot of the current American contemporary dance landscape in a single evening‑length work. This project breaks all the rules of traditional creative roles, with 16 choreographers and two dancers. Performed in its entirety by RAWdance's Co-Artistic Directors, Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein, it comprises 13 duets created by some of the most intriguing and esteemed choreographers making work along the West Coast today.

Double Exposure
Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 8 at 2pm
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Also happening this week- 2016 Alumni Joanna Kotze will be presenting It Happened It has Happened It is Happening It will Happen at New York Live Arts

Hailed by the New York Times as “a mind capable of transforming a familiar space into something eerie and unrecognizable,” Kotze presents It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen. In this piece, Kotze and her two collaborating performers, Stuart Singer and Netta Yerushalmy confront the seductiveness of classifying, ordering, and structuring, while attempting to hold onto the character of the unnameable, vulnerable, and imaginable. Kotze is the recipient of the 2013 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, nominated after the Danspace Project premiere of It Happened Kotze has been commissioned by Live Arts as part of the Live Feed creative residency program for a new work, Panorama 39-42, to premiere in spring 2018.

Sunday, January 8th at 1pm
Monday, January 9th at 4:30pm
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Benjamin Heller's new exhibition Echo and Convergence opens this month at Robin Rice Gallery. In his latest show, Benjamin invites us to enter a poetic space where the places of intimacy and sense of vastness contained in the photographs convey a sense of transport. The "echoes" we find in the show reside in multiplicities of human and physical forms, rolling natural curves, and animals in flight; all intended to provide a resonance with the contours of earth, water, and wind. 

Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 11th
6pm to 8 pm
exhibition on view through February 26th

Photo courtesy of Whitney Browne

Photo courtesy of Whitney Browne

Deborah Loshe Presents B.A.N.G.S.: made in america with her collaborative trio LMn03. This, their first evening-length piece, was commissioned by Dance Now NYC and premiered in February 2016 at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. 

B.A.N.G.S.: made in america                                                                                               Sun Jan 8th at 9pm
Arts on Site
12 St. Marks Place, Studio 3F                        rsvp:deborah@deborahlohse.com

A scene from B.A.N.G.S.: made in america   will be included in the Lumberyard January Showcase at New York Live Arts

 Mon Jan 9 at 6:00
New York Live Arts
219 W 19th St.
RSVP: mburns@thelumberyard.org or
Online Sign-Up: www.thelumberyard.org/apap


Maureen Mcquillan is part of a group exhibition at Margaret Thatcher Projects opening January 7. The group exhibition Hoping for Clear Skies, is inspired by Thomas Hardy’s sonnet “At a Lunar Eclipse”. The exhibition will include works by six female artists Jaq Belcher, Lula Mae Blocton, Maureen McQuillan, Maria Park, Heidi Spector and Heidi Von Wieren. Each artist’s work reflects aspects of Hardy’s sonnet; a simple observation of life, the tone of questionable dismay at the trivia of life, the conviction that mankind is not less, but infinitely more, and the Sonnet’s humanist tones of worth, wonder and warmth. Through the work, practice and process of these six artists, Hoping for Clear Skies explores the multifaceted and multilayered possibilities of navigating through an ever-changing landscape.

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 12th
6pm to 8 pm
exhibition on view through February 11th


Marisa Smith debuts She Exits, Laughing at New Works Now 4.0, A Festival of free Staged Play Readings by Northern Stage. Smith, a longtime Northern Stage favorite, writes a hilarious and deeply perceptive story of aging gracefully (or sometimes not so gracefully) and how we try to care for one another in the face of the inevitable. Smith brings to bear her signature brand of humor and acuteness of language to leave us laughing and crying all at once.


She Exits, Laughing
January 7 at 7:30 PM
Northern Stage

74 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
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