Creation Lab
Mar
15
2:00 PM14:00

Creation Lab

March 15 - April 16

Join us in 2019 for our one-month Creation Lab! Artists will spend 4 weeks training with the ensemble and will use Double Edge’s multi-layered creation process of ongoing dramaturgy, mentored individual work, and design and music labs to create their own original material. The Creation Lab begins with full participation in the three-day Spring Intensive, which will lay a strong training foundation as the beginning context for exploration. After the Intensive, each artist will work with the program director to create an individualized plan for work. Artists will come with pre-identified research proposals, which can range from developing already formed projects to incubating work in the very first conceptual stages. The program is ideal for artists interested in authoring future works through a mentored and individualized process within an artistic community, and in a shared laboratory for work creation and experimentation. Creation Lab artists have created seeds for works in theatre, film, dance, literature, and music.

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Open Training
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Open Training

November 25
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.

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

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Leonora's World: an Autumn Outdoor Spectacle
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Leonora's World: an Autumn Outdoor Spectacle

October 19 - 21
6pm, rain or shine

We are excited to announce that this October Double Edge will present our first Fall Outdoor Spectacle, inspired by the world of Leonora Carrington. This Spectacle will take place in the autumnal landscape of the Farm, traveling across multiple sites.

All Leonora’s World performances are currently sold out. Please email us to get a spot on our wait list.

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7 Songs of the Refugee
Sep
28
to Sep 29

7 Songs of the Refugee

September 28 & 29
8:00pm

This September we welcome back Norway's acclaimed Grenland Friteater with two different performances. 7 Songs of the Refugee, created and performed by Geddy Aniksdal and directed by Tor Arne Ursin, will have its United States debut at the Farm after a sold-out run of My Life as a Man in 2016. 

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7 SONGS OF THE REFUGEE
The drama takes us to China twelve hundred years ago to the downfall of the mighty Tang dynasty. We meet the hermit Tu, an old man who is "exiled forever." He fell from a position of high office at the Emperor's court: "It was a misunderstanding: I expressed myself too clearly." Now he is a refugee, living on the few herbs he can find under the snow. In a flashback he remembers his years as a soldier at the front, how he had to leave his family, and the bloody battles he fought.

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Double Edge at the XTCArts Parade
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Double Edge at the XTCArts Parade

September 22
4:00-5:00pm

The XTCArts Parade invites all age groups to join in the celebration art and creative expression! Beginning at the Fine Art Center, the parade will foster a direct encounter with both the physical environment and the community artists and performers that made this project possible. Participants will then be led down Haigis Mall, across Massachusetts Ave and along North Pleasant Street up to Amherst's Kendrick Park. We will engage “town” and “gown” by coming together in the streets, experience sculpture & performance along the corridor and celebrate the value of art and culture in building community.

The Parade, organized by Elizabeth Pangburn, Co-Artistic Director of TheatreTruck, will include performances by members of Double Edge Theatre and others. 

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Open Training
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Open Training

September 16
November 25
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.

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

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Fall Immersion
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Fall Immersion

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. During the Fall 2018 session, Double Edge will develop the performance Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro, re-imaging and adapting this visually rich, surreal, and magical material to the autumnal landscape across multiple sites at our Farm center - performing outside during the fall season for the very first time. 

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Summer Member Event
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Summer Member Event

June 24
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.

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Spectacle Immersion
Jun
1
4:30 PM16:30

Spectacle Immersion

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 performance integration. There are then five weeks of performance.

For more information,  please email training@doubleedgetheatre.org or call  413-628-0277

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Leonora and Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro
Mar
22
to Mar 25

Leonora and Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro

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. 

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Double Edge Valley Gives Day
May
2
12:00 AM00:00

Double Edge Valley Gives Day

May 2

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.

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The ArtSalon
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

The ArtSalon

April 23
at 6:30pm

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.

 

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Advanced Spectacle Immersion
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

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

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Art and Survival Convening
Aug
5
to 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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