Dance

Visiting dance Professor Ninoska M’Bewe Escobar talks West African dance, Alvin Ailey 

Visiting dance Professor Ninoska M’Bewe Escobar talks West African dance, Alvin Ailey 

Arts and Entertainment editor Emma Martin speaks with visiting artist and dance scholar Dr. Ninoska M’bewe Escobar about their illustrious past work and future plans at Mount Holyoke.

American Ballet Theatre performs on campus

American Ballet Theatre performs on campus

BY EMMA MARTIN ’20

The traveling American Ballet Theatre Studio Company performed to receptive audiences in the Kendall Studio Theater last Friday and Saturday. The 12 young dancers were met with gasps, murmurs and extended applause from the crowd in the small, dark space as they performed six stunning, diverse pieces.

Visionary Joan Jonas ’58 stages “Mirror” performance

Visionary Joan Jonas ’58 stages “Mirror” performance

BY EMILY ROLES FOTSO ’21

Video and performance artist and Mount Holyoke College alumna Joan Jonas ’58 returned to campus last Thursday, Jan. 31 to direct and present a one-time-only reconfiguration of her groundbreaking works of performance art, Mirror Piece I and Mirror Piece II.