November 4, 2017

HUTXII Words Movement Music

HUTXII Words Movement Music

Date(s) - Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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STUDIO4, the vibrant performance space and arts center located in the heart of Northampton, is proud to announce the twelfth installment of HUT—the interdisciplinary performance series co-curated by SCDT Director Jennifer Polins, sound artist Jake Meginsky, and writer Chelsea Hogue. As part of STUDIO4’s new season packed with performance art, HUT showcases three artists in three short sets, in an evening of music, dance, and poetry. HUT has so far presented a wide range of internationally recognized contemporary artists including Bill Nace, Jason Lesceleet, Andrea Pensado, Paul Matteson, Jennifer Nugent, Matt Krefting, Vic Rawlings, Laura Warman, and Chris Corsano, among many others.

HUT’s third season continues on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 at 8PM, ith performances by movement artist SHURA BARYSHNIKOV, saxophonist PAUL FLAHERTY, and writer CHRISTOPHER AYALA.

Dancer, actor, improvisor, movement designer, and somatic movement educator SHURA BARYSHNIKOV is co-founding Artistic Director of the Providence-based Doppelgänger Dance Collective, and founding member of the Contact Improvisation performance ensemble Set Go. Shura has designed movement for Trinity Repertory Company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Elemental Theatre Collective and many Brown/Trinity MFA productions. Her solo and improvised performance projects have been presented internationally. Most recently, Shura has performed theatrical roles with Trinity Repertory Company and Bridge Rep of Boston. She is Head of Physical Theatre for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program and has also instructed at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, and Connecticut College.

PAUL FLAHERTY is an American jazz saxophonist who plays primarily in free improvisational idioms. Flaherty began playing saxophone at age 10, focusing initially on alto sax, though he would later perform on tenor and soprano saxophone as well. He worked in the bands of John Ciffirelli and Gordon Cohen in the early 1970s, but received negative responses to his style, and instead began self-releasing albums. His first album as a leader was issued in 1978, and in the 1980s he played jazz part-time, working as a house painter. He began what grew into a long-term musical partnership with Randall Colbourne in 1988, releasing a series of albums together that included guest musicians such as Chris Corsano, Richard Downs, Marc Edwards, Jim Hunt, Greg Kelley, Mike Murray, and Steve Scholz.

CHRISTOPHER AYALA is from Milford, MA. He is the Juniper Fellow in Fiction at Umass Amherst’s program for Poets & Writers.

$10.00 / Reservations: (413) 570-4491 /

STUDIO4 is a hub for the arts in Northampton, maintaining the last, large downtown performance space for our community and programming a diverse array of performing arts. STUDIO4 is home to The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT), which presents local and internationally renowned artists as part of a broad slate of dance performances, lectures, classes, and panels.


Jennifer Polins
Founding Artistic Director
STUDIO4/ The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
413 695 1799