Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair Rehearsals
Nov
13
Dec 11

Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair Rehearsals

Open Sessions & Open House
Sundays, November 20 & 27, Dec 4 & 11
3pm - 5pm (December 4th, 1 - 5pm)
Open House on Dec 4 will include refreshments

Would you like to participate in the Ashfield Town Spectacle or the Ashfield Culture Fair? Does your organization or group want to present, participate or display something? Do you want to learn stilts or fly or play music with us? Or perhaps you’d like to design the event poster or contribute to the Ashfield visual arts mural?

We welcome ideas and participation - please join us for work sessions of stilt walking, flying, music and more, as well as discussion of history, ideas and questions, and planning and figuring out how to use the town to its best and most full imaginings. The work sessions are open to anyone who is curious about the project!

 Call us at 413-628-0277, write to our company manager Emma (emma@doubleedgetheatre.org), or click here for more information.

Advanced Spectacle Immersion
Jan
1
Mar 31

Advanced Spectacle Immersion

Flexible dates for 5-8 months (see details below)

Alumni are invited to apply for an Advanced Spectacle Immersion, with flexible dates for 5-8 months, beginning any time January through March and ending either in June or in August. Open to Alumni only. 2017 is an especially exciting time for Advanced Training at Double Edge as participants will be included in creating an original Spectacle in the Center of the Town of Ashfield. Subsequently the Town Spectacle material will be used to create our annual Summer Spectacle at the Farm. 

The Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair will include the entire DE Company, artists and community members from all over Ashfield and the Hilltowns, and our Advanced Students. During the day there will be performances all over town, and in the evening these will come together in a parade ending at the Lake (or even above the lake!) Advanced Immersion Students will engage in this unique Spectacle creation process and exchange with community participants.

Email or call Jeremy at training@doubleedgetheatre.org
or 413-628-9947 to schedule a conversation about participation. 
http://doubleedgetheatre.org/advanced-spectacle-immersion

Winter Intensive
Jan
1
Jan 7

Winter Intensive

January 1 - 7

This annual 7-day session layers individual and group work, rigorous physical training with improvisation, design, dramaturgy, the voice, and work with objects and flying.

Limited spots available. Early enrollment strongly suggested. More information >>

Spring Intensive
Mar
10
Mar 12

Spring Intensive

March 10 - 12

This brand-new 3-day intensive layers individual and group work, rigorous physical training with improvisation, design, dramaturgy, the voice, and work with objects and flying.

Limited spots available. Early enrollment strongly suggested. More information >>

Ashfield Town Spectacle
Jun
3
Jun 4

Ashfield Town Spectacle

June 3 & 4

The Ashfield Town Spectacle will use the whole town as the set, the entire history of the town as the subject, and the community as the performers. A celebration of tolerance, courage, and the choices we make to maintain our freedom, the story will be defined by the dynamic spirit of the land, the elaboration of its beauty, and the visceral freedom of its inhabitants.

More information coming soon!


Open Training
Nov
6
11:00 am11:00

Open Training

November 6- SOLD OUT
11 am at the Farm

The Open Training consists of a two-hour training session led by the ensemble, plus a light meal with the company, and a tour of our center. This is an ideal opportunity to get a sense of what we do and how we work. All levels – even the simply curious– welcome to attend.

More information >>
or contact our Student Programs Manager: 413-628-0277.

The Springfield Spectacle- Springfield, MA
Sep
23
Sep 24

The Springfield Spectacle- Springfield, MA

  • 1350 Main Street Springfield, MA

September 23 & 24, at 7pm
Forest Park, Springfield, MA
Presented by City Mosaic

In partnership with Springfield Public Schools and the Community Music School of Springfield

Directed by Stacy Klein
Created by the Double Edge Ensemble

Based on Double Edge’s Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, this large-scale outdoor performance features the Double Edge Ensemble and renowned Argentine guest musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla),  and will showcase youth performers from Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Public School.

The story follows a traveler who returns to his hometown after many years. Memories of his past and stories about the town’s colorful inhabitants evoke reflections about an increasingly universal theme: how progress can displace people. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski and other Latin American writers, the show is imbued with the excitement of a Latin American carnival, and draws upon memory, culture, and song. 

Free and open to the public. The Spectacle will begin at the Forest Park Carriage House.
More Information >>

This project is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Fall Immersion
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

Fall Immersion

September 10 - December 3

3 months of in-depth training, original work creation, and immersion into the artistic life of the ensemble.  The ensemble will mentor participating artists in Double Edge's rigorous, intimate, and holistic training methodology as it interconnects with our current research. 

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Art and Survival Convening
Aug
5
Aug 7

Art and Survival Convening

August 5 -7

Co-curated by Matthew Glassman and Nick Slie (Mondo Bizarro)
Web streamed live online via Howlround


Art & Survival is a series of gatherings focused on collective thinking and dialogue which bring together a diverse array of artists, scholars and interdisciplinary practitioners. All sessions will be available to the general public via live webstream. Please click below for schedule and list of participants.

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Once a Blue Moon - 2016 Summer Spectacle
Jul
15
Aug 22

Once a Blue Moon - 2016 Summer Spectacle

  • Double Edge Theatre

Performances: July 20 - August 21 Weds- Sun, Monday August 22; 8pm, rain or shine
SOLD OUT- to get on our waitlist, please contact us at tickets@doubleedgetheatre.org, or call 413-628-0277

Benefit performance: Aug 2 at 8 pm
Proceeds from this special performance will help support DE’s free Latin American Spectacle performance this September in Springfield, presented by Springfield City Mosaic.
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The performance follows a traveler (Carlos Uriona) who returns to his hometown of Agua Santa after many years. He evokes the memories of his past and the stories of the town’s colorful inhabitants, including Luna, la Señora, and the Peddler, as well as the events leading to his departure. The story reflects an increasingly universal situation in which ‘progress’ displaces people, in this case causing a flood.  It is a story of memory, culture, and song. As every year, the highly visual and imaginative performance will lead the audience alongside the hills, pastures, river, and gardens of Double Edge's Farm, and will include sets created in collaboration with local and international visual artists and craftspeople, and the excitement of the Latin American carnival.

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Annual Members Asado
Jun
26
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Members Asado

June 26
3-6pm, at Double Edge Theatre

Delicious Argentinian-style barbecue, sangria, fresh salads, and more, with music and a sneak peek at what we are dreaming up for this summer and all that is happening at Double Edge.  Members form a vital part of the Double Edge convergence of art, culture, and community.

Interested in Membership? Write or call Hannah to find out more!

Spectacle Immersion
Jun
3
4:30 pm16:30

Spectacle Immersion

June 3 - August 27

This unique program is an opportunity to be fully immersed in all aspects of Double Edge's annual Summer Spectacle performance project.  The program begins with a training foundation, as spectacle students participate in the 10-day Summer Training Intensive.  The intensive is followed by 4 weeks of immersive production work on the building of the performance, both through extensive tech work as well as becoming integrated in the performance chorus.  There are then 5 weeks of performance.  

For more information,  please contact Amrita Ramanan
at
training@doubleedgetheatre.org / 413-628-0277

A Latin American Spectacle- Boston, MA
May
28
May 29

A Latin American Spectacle- Boston, MA

May 28 & 29 at 7:30pm
Jamaica Plain, MA

In partnership with Hyde Square Task force, Charlestown Working Theater, and the City of Boston

Based on Double Edge’s Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, this large-scale indoor/outdoor performance features the internationally recognized Double Edge Ensemble and renowned Argentine guest musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla), and will showcase youth performers from Hyde Square Task Force.

The story follows a traveler who returns to his hometown after many years. Memories of his past and stories about the town’s colorful inhabitants evoke reflections about an increasingly universal theme: how progress can displace people. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski’s Where the Bird Sings Best, Isabel Allende’s Eva Luna, writings by Borges and Marquez, as well as poetry by Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz, the show is imbued with the excitement of a Latin American carnival, and draws upon memory, culture, and song. Wrapped in a world of magic realism, audience members encounter and mingle with townspeople while traversing the landscape, which has surprising similarities to Boston's Latin Quarter.

Free and open to the public. 

The spectacle begins at HSTF's Blessed Sacrament Church Building, 361 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, and travels in parade to Mozart Park.

This project is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts, ArtPlace, the Boston Foundation, and the Boston Cultural Council. 

The Odyssey- Bar Harbor, ME
May
13
May 14

The Odyssey- Bar Harbor, ME

May 13 & 14 at 7:30pm
Bar Harbor, Maine

Presented by College of the Atlantic

The Odyssey is a traveling outdoor spectacle which re-imagines Odysseus’ mythical journey using Double Edge's signature mix of flight, poetry, unforgettable imagery, large-scale puppetry and a live musical score. Double Edge’s Odysseus is a complex figure – the man of twists and turns who not only outwits his adversaries with daring schemes and escapes, but who must face the consequences of his owns actions and the loss of his comrades in the timeless turmoil of war. Recreated for the College of the Atlantic campus, the performance invites the audience to see each site transformed by encounters with flying Gods, a giant Cyclops, the haunting songs of sirens and much more.
The Odyssey at College of the Atlantic is made possible with funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts.

The performance is free and open to the public; reservations required. For reservations: theodyssey@coa.edu     207-801-5736

Double Edge Valley Gives Day
May
3
12:00 am00:00

Double Edge Valley Gives Day

VALLEY GIVES DAY
May 3, 2016


Double Edge needs your support!

Valley Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour grassroots online giving event for Western Massachusetts non-profit organizations. Last Valley Gives Day you helped us save our historic Hay Barn by contributing gifts of all sizes and helping us to spread the word.  This year we need your help to raise the needed funds for our engage youth and communities as we bring our touring spectacles across public spaces in rural and urban landscapes. Join us! Every share and every gift of any size makes a tremendous impact!

Click here to learn more and to contribute.
 

Grenland Friteater from Norway
Apr
1
Apr 2

Grenland Friteater from Norway

Geddy Aniksdal's My Life as a Man
April 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm

Lars Vik's Mr. Fumblebody
April 2 at 2 pm matinee

About My Life as a Man:
An autobiographical excursion into the story of Geddy Aniksdal’s Norwegian working class origin, which then becomes her working class characters. Her stories in theatre, the reasons why she makes theatre, the meeting with others made possible through the work. A story of finding a room of one’s own.

About Mr. Fumblebody:
The character Mr. Fumblebody is inspired by (and is an homage to) the great silent movie comedians Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin – and early Jaques Tati. In this hilarious show, suitable for ages 5 and up, Mr Vik combines physical slapstick with vivid audience participation and hilarious improvisations. Performed in English.

More information >>           
My Life as a Man: Buy Tickets >>
About Mr. Fumblebody: Buy Tickets >> 

The ArtSalon
Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

The ArtSalon

Friday, March 25, 2016
6:30pm, Presentations begin at 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation, Refreshments served

The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. Come meet and join the artists, creators, critics, and collectors in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community.

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The Anchiskhati Ensemble of Georgia
Mar
5
7:30 pm19:30

The Anchiskhati Ensemble of Georgia

March 5
Concert 7:30 pm    Workshop 3-5 pm


Master singers at the oldest church in Tbilisi, members of the Anchiskhati Church Choir will present a program of secular and sacred music from the Republic of Georgia. In their first appearance in Ashfield, the members of Anchiskhati will sing folk songs from all regions of Georgia, accompanying themselves on chiboni (goatskin bagpipe) or chonguri (four-string lute), as well as haunting selections from their vast repertoire of church chants.

Concert information and tickets >>
Workshop information and tickets >>

The Grand Parade on Tour
Feb
4
Feb 7

The Grand Parade on Tour

Montclair, NJ - Peak Performances
February 4-7
www.peakperfs.org

This tour is made possible with major support from the New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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The Grand Parade on Tour
Oct
29
Oct 30

The Grand Parade on Tour

Springfield, MA - CityStage
October 29 & 30
www.symphonyhall.com

This tour is made possible with major support from the New England Foundation for the Arts National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and with funding from the Davis Foundation.