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Summer at Skidmore

Summer Events at Skidmore College

Welcome to Summer at Skidmore College! We offer a twelve-week season of world-class dance, music, theater, film, studio art, and literary readings by internationally renowned artists-in-residence. Our complete summer season calendar is available here, and additional information may be found on the College’s Online Calendar



We are especially pleased to announce the Stewart’s Signature Series, a lineup of premier events made possible through a generous grant from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake family.


The Manhattan Transfer

May 13, 8 pm 

The quintessential American a cappella, jazz fusion/pop music group with accolades, awards, and almost 30 albums to their credit.


The Trojan Women, Suzuki Company of Toga Japan

June 2 & 3, 7:30 pm 

Celebrated Japanese Director Tadashi Suzuki marries this pinnacle of the Greek tragedies with the classical Japanese form of Kabuki and Noh. The SCOT Company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015 and has performed in 84 cities and 31 countries world-wide.


Petronio Dance Company

June 15, 7:30 pm ­

Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation; his accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Choreographer Award, and a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award. This evening’s program features Petronio’s Untitled Touch, and Merce Cunningham’s RainForest.

Post-performance talk with Stephen Petronio


Jon Batiste and Stay Human

July 6, 8:00PM

Musician, bandleader and television personality Jonathan Batiste will be joined by Eddie Barbash (alto sax, and vocals), Louis Cato (acoustic & bass guitar, tuba, percussion, vocals), Ibanda Ruhumbika (tuba), Jonathan Lampley (trumpet, tuba), Grace Kelly (alto and baritone saxophone), Russell Hall (bass) and Joseph Saylor (drums). This special engagement will benefit the Skidmore McCormack Jazz Scholarship Fund.


Selected Shorts

July 22, 7:00 pm  

Featuring stories by authors from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, Selected Shorts presents an evening of funny, moving, romantic and surreal tales filled with unexpected twists and turns.