News and Upcoming Perfomances

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September 2019

Saturday, September 14 at 8pm, we premiere the final iteration of “Pare” at the historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA.

Tickets are available through the Academy.

“Pare” in rehearsal

February 2019

February 21-23 at 8pm: Five College Dance Faculty Concert at Amherst College.

Barbie Performing in Bronwen

February 2019

February 8 at 4:30pm: Performing at the Mount Holyoke Afire Exhibition Opening at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. 

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February 2019

February 3 at 5pm: Pare at the Finale Performance of the Bodies in Motion Festival at the new Northampton Arts Trust at 33 Hawley. 


November 2018

New in November with Hartford Opera Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut. Directed new scenes from Dawn Sonntag’s “Coal Creek.”

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November 2018

Mount Holyoke College Fall Faculty Dance Concert.  Featuring work by Camille A. Brown, Barbie Diewald, Zoe Henrot, Shakia Johnson, and Marilyn and Sekou Sylla


June 2018

Barbie Diewald was named a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Choreography.


May 2018

Barbie Diewald was awarded a 2018-2019 Faculty Research Grant for the development of her work “Pare.”


September 2018

First Draft: Work in Progress Showing of Faculty Research at Mount Holyoke College, in conversation with dance writer and scholar Meredith Bove.


August 2018

In Residence at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Collective Composition Lab for Choreographers and Composers


March 2018

Visiting Artist Residency at the Iron Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


January 2018

Le Nozze di Figaro, produced by PanOpera, marked by first foray into choreographing for the Opera at the historic Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton, Massachusetts.


November 2017

Mount Holyoke College Fall Faculty Concert featuring works by Barbie Diewald, Caroline Fermin, Shakia Johnson, Bebe Miller and Margaret Wiss


March 2017

Barbie Diewald was awarded the New England Dance Fund Grant by the New England Foundation for the Arts.  This grant funded a month-long technical residency at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in advance of the company’s premiere of “Eighteen Refrains re: Rhoda.”


July 2017

“Unfinishing” Residency and performance installation with Kate Seethaler at APE Gallery in Northampton.


June 2017

New University Settlement, New York City

New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival 31

​New York Premiere of Eighteen Refrains Re: Rhoda at University Settlement as part of the 31st Annual Performance Mix Festival