EXCHANGE the Teen Performance Festival



Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)

Friday May 26 The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought - SCDT presents EXCHANGE the Teen Performance Festival Friday, May 26 2023 at 7:30 PM THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE & THOUGHT PRESENTS The Hatchery pre professional dance company in EXCHANGE- THE TEEN PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL on Friday May 26 at 7:30 PM and HATCHERY BIG TIME on Thursday May 25 at 7:30 PM "Teens who think on their feet" -Hampshire Gazette CELEBRATING and SPOTLIGHTING the inspiring and essential voices of creative TEENS A SHOWCASE OF DANCE- MUSIC- THEATER- VISUAL ART LIVE ART LIVE ART LIVE ART LIVE ART Together- we create something greater than ourselves Watch the trailer here! EXCHANGE featured works by: PVPA's WOFA WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE The Performance Project's FIRST GENERATION SCDT's HATCHERY The Maps project MUSIC AND POETRY AMPLIFIED Williston School Dance Company and more! Join SCDT in celebrating innovation in the performing arts through performance and creation, inspiring generations through compelling arts education, and using performance art as a salve for current social issues, thus elevating the vibrancy, diversity and health of our communities!EXCHANGE makes spaces for young artists to share their stories, and develop their creative voices and collaborative skills. Organized by The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought, EXCHANGE will engage western Ma teens over an 18 month project that will develop lasting creative collaborative relationships, offer workshops on skill building around all aspects of performance art, foster diversity, and most importantly; platform the teen creative voice. Check out more about future programming at SCDTNOHO.COM By platforming teen driven creative work through public performance events, collaborative processes, and professionally lead workshops/mentoring sessions, we hope to make space for teens to share what is most important to them in these challenging times and find ways to heal from the traumas of the pandemic and work together towards a robust, creative, divers and arts filled future. SPECIAL RATE for BOTH SHOWS: Purchase a ticket for both SCDT shows and save $10.00!* BIG TIME Thursday May 25, 7:30 PM New works by HATCHERY , SCDT's PRE PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY Featuring works by BILL T JONES/ARNIE ZANE, Kati Payne, Chloe London, Maya LaLiberté, Jen Polins and the Hatchery Artists: Aurelius Millspaugh-Robbins, Arin Andrews, Rhiannon Campbell, Yelena Caldanaro, Maisie Tuck, Ana Forest, Alaya Smith and Edy Savage ABOUT HATCHERY: Hatchery is more than a company, it's a family and a safe, dynamic environment where teens experience what it's like to be part of an inclusive performing arts community and gain skills needed for a professional career in the arts! SCDT's Hatchery Dance Company is an experimental movement based performance company for young artists ages 13-18. Unique in the Pioneer Valley, Hatchery offers training in contemporary dance forms such as Modern, Improvisation, Contemporary Ballet, African Diaspora forms, Composition and Dance Production. Hatchery offers opportunities for teens to work closely with internationally acclaimed guest artists to create choreographic works or simply to take class. Hatchery performs biannually, has shared work at Jacob's Pillow, and partners with several youth companies including One Earth Dance/Drum Co (Amherst, MA), First Generation (Holyoke, MA), and Portland Youth Dance (Portland, ME). Hatchery was founded in 2015, in recognition of the need to provide intermediate and advanced level young dancers and performance artists with opportunity for performance without competition. Teen artists are offered opportunities in diverse styles of dance and performance art that challenge their abilities, while inviting their own creative process to emerge. It is our commitment to recognize that each young artist brings their own unique artistic integrity to the company. Each artist not only feels valued, but is valued. Check out SCDTNOHO.COM for more info on programs! This event is participating in the Card to Culture Program! They will be offering 10 seats at a discounted price of $10 to any patrons with a valid EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card. To purchase these tickets, please visit or call the box office Tuesday through Friday between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Limit 4 tickets per cardholder per show. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Find out more at: The Academy will hold all shows at full capacity and this show will require no additional COVID precautions or requirements. Click here to read our health and safety policy. Fees always apply to purchase. Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at any time for no additional cost/fee. All Sales are final. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact the box office at or (413) 584-9032 X105. Show Date/Time: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 7:30 pm Doors at 7:00 pm Ticket Prices: $10.00 - $50.00 ($13.95 - $57.90 after Fees) Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased: Purchase online using the button on the top right (scroll to the bottom of the page if using mobile), or you may visit or call our box office at 413-584-9032 ext.105. Box Office Hours are 3pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. Service fees always apply with purchase.