Abby Z and the New Utility: abandoned playground

The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
November 9, 2018
8:00 pm
November 10, 2018
8:00 pm

In Abby Zbikowski’s abandoned playground, nine dancers rip through the theater performing complex sequences of hyper-physical dance that push them to the brink of their capabilities and endurance. In this evening length work, Zbikowski highlights each dancer’s unique strengths and forges an intense ensemble connection through vocalizations and the channeling of communal energy. Performing such…

Experience in Motion (featuring Town Meeting)

The Dance Complex
November 9, 2018
7:15 pm
November 10, 2018
7:15 pm

Experience in Motion is both music concert and dance concert. Featuring original music by local folk/Americana band Town Meeting, and original choreography by Tony Guglietti, formerly of Sean Curran Company, this evening will pair live music and dance for a seamless blending of movement and sound. Town Meeting prides themselves on being a band that…

Dance for Ina and The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals

Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts
November 11, 2018
2:30 pm

Dance Projects, Inc. and the Boston Center for the Arts present Beth Soll & Company in an informal performance of Dance for Ina (2017), in honor of the late Ina Hahn, a luminary in the Boston and Rockport dance scene and The Window: Visions and Ordinary Rituals (2018), a full-length work inspired by the current…

Kicking & Screening

Jamestown Arts Center
November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Kicking & Screening is an evening of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic languages; and though all are concerned with the capture of the moving body within the moving frame, each does so in its own unique way – crafting worlds…

The Davis Sisters Present: Ethel!

The Dance Complex
November 16, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In 1979, at the age of 71, Ethel Merman recorded her last studio album before her death. “The Ethel Merman Disco Album” exists as a centerpiece of gay camp culture that raises questions of artistic integrity, the commercialization of queer culture, and gay male/straight female relationships. According to some VERY credible and rigorous research, there…

another piece apart

The Dance Complex
November 16, 2018
9:00 pm

Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson, both Bessie Award-winning performers and former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers (2008-2014), are known for their phenomenal partnering work, creating duets that are intense, forceful, and passionate. Their latest duet, another piece apart, reflects on a history of a fractured togetherness and blurred boundaries. The multi-focused movement fluxes in…

A Taste of Ghana

Levin Ballroom Usdan Student Center
November 16, 2018
8:00 pm

A Taste of Ghana Drum & Dance from Asante, Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba Traditions Curated by Ben Paulding (Brandeis University), percussionist and leader of Brandeis ensemble Fafali. Concert: Friday, November 16 at 8:00 pm Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm Reception following the concert Fall residency schedule Nov. 12 – 16 A Taste from Ghana will bring five…

Boston Bhangra Competition 2018

Orpheum Theatre |
November 17, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Don’t miss the BIGGEST Bhangra Competition in the USA! Bhangra is a folk dance from India that is very high energy and really fun to watch. People have compared it to a fusion of hip hop and cheerleading with a folk twist. We will have teams from all over North America competing along with special…

Heather Stewart

Martin Hall at The Boston Center for the Arts
November 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open Performance for Boston Dancemaker Resident Heather Stewart An open performance event featuring contemporary dance work by Canadian choreographer Heather Stewart and Portland, ME based dance artist Riley Watts. Aimed at audience feedback, this performance event is intended to support and inform the artist’s creative process and progress. Join the artists post-performance to learn more…

Open Performance for Boston Dancemaker Residency Grantee Heather Stewart

Calderwood Pavilion at BCA
November 17, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An open performance event featuring contemporary dance work by Canadian choreographer Heather Stewart and Portland, ME based dance artist Riley Watts. Aimed at audience feedback, this performance event is intended to support and inform the artist’s creative process and progress. Join the artists post-performance to learn more about their work, and experience a special live-set…