Photo exhibit traces 25 years of Five College Dance Department

As part of a year-long celebration of the Five College Dance Department’s 25th anniversary, a photo exhibit, “In Motion: Celebrating 25 Years Of Five College Dance Department Faculty Performance,” will be displayed Dec. 1 through Jan. 14 in 214 South College.

The exhibit of 30 black-and-white photos was curated by Five College Dance professor Constance Valis Hill. Kane Stewart, professor of film and photography at Hampshire College, is the artistic director.

The photos were taken by several different photographers: Tom Eckerle, Fred Moore, Gail B. Oakland, Stephen Petegorsky, Eric Poggenpohl, Kane Stewart, Frank Ward and David J. Watson. They were gathered for this exhibit from a variety of places including personal archives and the archives at Mount Holyoke College. Photos are of solo dancers as well as ensembles of dancers. Five College faculty in the photos include current and retired faculty members and visiting artists such as Bob Antil, Jean Baxter, Billbob Brown, Roger Blum, Jim Coleman, Yvonne Daniel, Rajanaa Devi, Amie Dowling, Charles Flachs, Rose Flachs, Terese Freedman, Gemze de Lappe, Kenneth Lipitz, Peter Lobdell, Nia Love, Daphne Lowell, Rosalind de Mille, Rebecca Nordstrom, Marilyn Patton, Pearl Primus, Helen Priest Rogers, Peggy Schwartz, Susan Waltner, Andrea Watkins, Hannah Wiley, Wendy Woodson, Jin Wen Yu, and the late Richard Jones.

Lee Edwards, dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, is hosting the exhibit in the college’s office. The exhibit may be viewed weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.