Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events

African Dance & Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy GCC event

African Dance & Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy

Monday March 25 – 1:00pm

East Building Dance Studio

Tara Murphy, originally from Washington, D.C., began exploring her heritage through African studies at Yale University. She was awarded a Yale fellowship to study traditional dance and drumming at the University of Legon in Ghana, West Africa. Since returning to the U.S., for the past 20 years, she has studied closely with many African and Afro-Caribbean artists in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. Tara recognizes the practice of African dance and drumming as a tremendous force for healing, empowerment and community. It is her greatest honor to share the inspiration of these ancient traditions. Free and open to the public!

GCC Chorus Concert: Baroque and Classical Choral Music GCC event

GCC Chorus Concert: Baroque and Classical Choral Music

Saturday April 6 – 7:30pm

St. James Church

GCC Chorus presents “Baroque and Classical Choral Music.” Featuring sacred and secular music in several languages by Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, Christoph W. Gluck, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Franz P. Schubert, and Christian Latrobe. Led by Margery Heins, Conductor, and accompanied by Henry Gaida, Pianist. Soloists from the chorus will also perform.

Arts Night GCC event

Arts Night

Thursday April 18 – 4:30pm

South Wing

GCC celebrates the arts! Join us for an evening of performances and exhibits:

4:30-4:45pm Dance performance, Sloan Theater
4:45-6:45pm SORRY, a play by Richard Nelson, Sloan Theater
6:45-7pm Chorus performance, South Gallery
7-9pm Contemporary & Jazz Ensembles, S358 Music Room
7-9pm Annual Art Student Exhibit opening, South Gallery

Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Thursday April 18 – 4:30pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Friday April 19 – 7:30pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Saturday April 20 – 7:30pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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National Poetry Month Poetry Reading GCC event

National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

Tuesday April 23 – 12:00pm

Library

April is National Poetry Month! Faculty, staff and students read poems in celebration. Refreshments! Free and open to the public. Contact Hope to sign up to read.

Poetry Reading: Polina Barskova GCC event

Poetry Reading: Polina Barskova

Wednesday April 24 – 12:00pm

C307 Macleish Room

Join us for a poetry reading by Polina Barskova, sponsored by the English Department and The Friends of MacLeish. Polina Barskova was born in then-Leningrad in 1976. She published her first book of poetry Christmas in 1991—last year her tenth book of poetry A Sunny Morning in the Square was published in Saint Petersburg.

Barskova left Russia at the age of twenty to pursue a Ph.D. in Russian Studies at UC Berkeley, having already earned a graduate degree and become an accomplished poet in her homeland. Three books of Barskova’s poetry were translated into English: This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press, 2010),  (Melville House, 2011), and Relocations (Zephyr Press, 2015). As a professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College, Barskova began an archival project that resulted in Written in the Dark: Five Poets in the Siege of Leningrad (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), an anthology of work written during the siege that remained unknown for decades.

Barskova lives in Amherst with her daughter Frosia. At the end of 2015 she received the Andrey Bely Prize for her book of prose Living Pictures—her play with the same title has been staged at the Moscow Theatre of Nations.

From Mad Vatslav’s Diary

I was a coal-miner, water
Poured over my gray hair, my eyelashes.
My sister, alive and laughing,
Shepherded such glorious cows!

I was a soldier, and afraid of living
I did my best to die–but did not manage to stumble
Upon any bad luck. The tsar’s own daughter
Visited my cabin and gave me a magic rope.

I was a slave. My master’s wife
Adored us, the dark, forbidden Slavs.
The green sunrise was the strangest.
In sorrow I danced, swaying, trembling, on wooden porches.

Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Friday April 26 – 7:30pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Saturday April 27 – 2:00pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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Sorry GCC event

Sorry

Saturday April 27 – 7:30pm

Sloan Theater

GCC Theater’s spring theater performance of Sorry, a play by Richard Nelson and directed by Tom Geha. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors. Reserve your seats online!

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Student Research Symposium GCC event

Student Research Symposium

Friday May 3 – 12:00pm

Library

GCC students present their original research in science and humanities at our end-of-year symposium. Light refreshments provided. Stop in at any time and see what our amazing students have been up to!

Brian Adams: Offline GCC event

Brian Adams: Offline

Wednesday May 8 – 12:00pm

C307 Macleish Room

Former GCC professor of environmental studies and YA author Brian Adams reads from his newest novel Offline, a young adult romantic romp through the dark underbelly of technology. Free and open to the public.

Spring Dance Concert GCC event

Spring Dance Concert

Friday May 10 – 7:00pm

Shea Theater

The Dance Department at GCC presents our 2019 spring concert featuring GCC students and faculty and guest performances from the community. Tickets are $5, available at the door.