We're all Bettys

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Friday, May 17 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm
Tickets, general sliding scale $10-$20, SBS community $5 https://wereallbettys.brownpapertickets.com/

The Center for the Arts presents "We're All Bettys," a dance concert piece by Cat Wagner in collaboration with Kelly Silliman and advanced dance students from Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

"Bitchin' Betty" is a slang term used by pilots and aircrew to reference the (often female) voices used in aircraft warning systems. Inspired by this term and an episode of the Unladylike podcast, "We're All Bettys" explores the relationships between gender and artificial intelligence. Following similar creative processes, choreographer Cat Wagner has created two entirely different pieces : one for her advanced dance students at Stoneleigh-Burnham, an independent girls' school in Greenfield, MA, and one with her longtime collaborative partner, Kelly Silliman. The pieces combine the quotidian with the idiosyncratic and exhibit repetition and counterpoint with an obsessive, cerebral formalism.

Photography by Matthew Cavanaugh