Exhibition-Inspired NVCC Dance Performance at the Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to present Naugatuck Valley Community College dancers and alumni, led by dance instructor Megan Boyd, on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. Developed in conjunction with the exhibition, Making Her Mark, this modern dance piece explores the symbolism and relationships between women, and between generations of women. It will be performed this one time only among the exhibition in the Whittemore Gallery. This program is free with admission and college students with a school I.D. are free.

This performance includes three pieces, the first performed to a sound score of Sojourner Truth’s speech, “Ain’t I a Woman” followed by the musical piece “Shenandoah,” an American classic song that represents a community journeying down the Missouri river together. Culminating the dance journey is a piece inspired by one of the works included in the exhibition, The Implements by Claudia DeMonte, and performed to music by the composer Pergolesi. The work is a metaphor of a woman’s perspective both as an individual and as a collective.

Megan Boyd is a choreographer and teacher who has spent most of her performing career in New York City. She is co-founder of MUTE, a performance project that explores choreographed and improvised performance pieces for the concert stage and for digital media. She had the opportunity to dance with master dance artist Sara Rudner for twelve years, performing in three dance marathons with Ms. Rudner in New York City, Boston, and Dublin, Ireland. She holds a MFA in Choreography from Sarah Lawrence College and a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Megan is currently full-time dance faculty at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

For more information on all of the museum’s programs, events, and exhibits visit the website at mattatuckmuseum.org or call (203) 753-0381. The Mattatuck Museum is operated with support from the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development/CT Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a group of 18 world-class museums and historic sites (arttrail.org). Located on the green in Waterbury, CT at 144 West Main Street, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Convenient, free parking is located behind the museum in the lots on Park Place.

CONTACT: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education
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