Calendar of Events
June 1 - August 25
The Summer Spectacle Immersion is a unique program and 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 Double Edge’s Summer Training Intensive. The intensive is followed by four weeks of immersive production work on the building of the performance, through extensive tech work as well as becoming integrated in the performance chorus. There are then five weeks of performance.
3 - 6pm
Become a Member and join the celebration! Our annual Summer Member Asado, a delectable Argentinian-style barbecue, salads, and sangria (with plenty for vegetarians!) prepared by our own asador Carlos Uriona and Chef Rob Lizotte. This year enjoy musical selections from Double Edge's performances, a tour of the exciting new renovations at the Farm, and news from the Ensemble!
Not a member yet? Click here to join. You’ll receive invites to this and other celebrations, complimentary tickets, and other great perks. Become a part of the vitality and evolution of Double Edge today.
Previews: July 13 - 14
Performances: July 18 - August 19
8pm, rain or shine, at Double Edge Theatre
We The People intersects art, culture, and democracy and has its roots in Double Edge’s thirty-six year question of what makes up identity. What are the paradoxes, the stories, the dreams that make up a human being, a community, a society? In We The People, the audience will experience the beauty of the hills, pastures, and gardens of the Farm surrounded by music and flight, weaving through different paths toward a culminating grand scene.
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September 10 - December 10
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.
11am - 2pm 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.
April 2 - 27
Artists will train with the Double Edge ensemble and create material through ongoing dramaturgy, design and music labs, and mentored work sessions using Double Edge's multi-layered creation process individually and/or collaboratively. Ideal for artists who are developing proposals to incubate future works or those who want to explore a new creation process.
March 22 - 25
Peak Performances at Montclair State University
Alexander Kasser Theater
Double Edge Theatre returns to Peak Performances in 2018 with the world premiere of Leonora and Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro, a fantasia on the relationship between two remarkable artists: the Mexican painter, writer and feminist Leonora Carrington and the Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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 >>
Get ready and tell your friends! Valley Gives Day, a 24-hour online giving day in Western MA, is coming up on May 2. We are raising funds for our Ashfield Town Spectacle & Culture Fair!
• Give over $100, and receive a t-shirt from our new show
• Give over $250, and receive a copy of a print from one of our designers
• Give over $500, and receive a tour of the farm and lunch with Ensemble members
• Give over $1,000, and receive (Pioneer Valley favorite) delivered latkes cooked by Co-Artistic Director, Matthew Glassman
• Give over $2,500, and receive a dinner with Stacy Klein, Founder and Co-Artistic Director, and Carlos Uriona, Co-Artistic Director, at their home
• Give over $5,000, and receive a dinner with the Ensemble at the Gypsy Apple
• One random donor will be selected to receive a mini-concert in their yard by Double Edge Theatre.
The Art Salon, a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging artists in the Pioneer Valley. The public is invited to meet the artists and join in a friendly, social gathering of conversations about the arts in our community. Light refreshments will be served. The Art Salon takes place several times per year all over Pioneer Valley, and Double Edge is pleased to host this special event. Learn more
This event is part of a series exploring the relationship between culture, community, and democracy, in conjunction with Double Edge’s Ashfield Town Spectacle and Culture Fair, and will celebrate Ashfield area artists under the leadership of Michal Kuriata, Double Edge's lead designer and painter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 413-628-9947 to schedule a conversation about participation.
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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