Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

EPHEMERA//an evening of contemporary dance and sound

Friday, February 24, 2023

Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater


Head On

Choreographed and performed by Sierra Hendrix. 

This is a solo that was made in Fall 2021 and a part of “Wreck”, an evening-length piece premiering in October 2022 at Coffey Street Studio. This was made from the support of the ‘Triskelion Arts' Space Subsidy program supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.


The space you left

The space you left explores grief, loneliness, and a yearning for interconnection and restoration. Before replenishing can occur comes great loss; this dance was created in the void that loss leaves behind. Although conceived in the context of personal grief and loss, it exists in the omnipresent sorrow that comes from universal degradation of land, water, soil, and biodiversity. 


In this space, the dancers follow their own paths to find connection with themselves, each other, and their surroundings. Each dancer must first carve their own map to uncover not only what they truly desire but how to ask for fulfillment. By following their impulses, they uncover what is inside, hidden below the surface, at their centers. The dancers find regeneration and mending of fractured connections through shared energy, emotion, sweat, and spirit. 

In the wake of loss, what will grow?



Alice Chacon

Sierra Hendrix (performing her solo, Head On, and part of the group piece).

Elisa Hernandez

Fern Katz

Leighann Kowalsky

Catherine Messina

Mariya Vasilevskaya (violinist)



Fern Katz is a freelance contemporary dancer and choreographer originally from the Berkshires. Her training has spanned from Massachusetts, to New York City, to Europe and Israel. She has had the honor of studying with monumental teachers such as David Zombrano, Ohad Naharin, Judith Sánchez Ruíz, and many others. For three years, she danced in the works of Belarusion choreographer, Olga Rabetskaya and previously danced in the projects of Rebecca Pappas, Sharon Fridman, and many more. She now creates and performs work in many places, including the Berkshires and NYC, from Jacob's Pillow to Triskelion Arts. She is currently in residence at Performact in Portugal. Fern is most curious about the intersection of dance and dramaturgy, and how to transmit raw emotion from the stage to the audience.


Performance is February 24th at 6:30pm 
DAC McConnell theater 

Cost: Free

Jean Kalin

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